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Recently Hogan Lovells team members attended the SDG Global Festival of Action, to showcase the work we are doing with Barefoot College – our Global Citizenship Partner. 

The festival, organized by the United Nations SDG Action Campaign, was the largest ever of its kind and brought together more than 1,500 participants from 150 countries, including activists, politicians, ministers and high-level business representatives. The aim? To offer a dynamic space where participants could share different perspectives, test and accelerate new ideas, focus on the SDGs and what remains to be done to promote and embed the SDGs around the world. You can read more about the Festival here

The Hogan Lovells team - Gill McGreevy, Sabine Reimann, Regan Leahy, Vanessa Luke, Beate Kittlaus and Meagan Fallone, Bata Bhurji, and Lila Devi from Barefoot College worked together to create tailored content for the event, including:

  • An innovation booth, where the team could speak to attendees about our partnership;
  • A film screening of our award winning partnership documentary Flip the Switch;
  • A SDG Action Talk by Meagan Fallone; and 
  • A solar lantern building workshop with 50+ attendees. When asked what they learned, one attendee said "[I learned that] sustainable cooperation with the private sector can accelerate social transformation."

The Festival was a great opportunity to continue to raise the profile of our partnership with Barefoot College and to build new relationships with other like-minded organizations. We were also able to promote our HL BaSE program which provides legal advice to start up and scalable social enterprises.