January 01 2007
Operation HOPE Founder John Hope Bryant Participates as Young Global Leader Delegate to 3rd Annual Summit Hosted by the World Economic Forum in the People's Republic of China
LOS ANGELES, CA – September 07, 2007 – Operation HOPE Chairman and CEO,
This year, to grow the mission for shaping world change, the World Economic Forum introduced the “New Champions,” a platform created to facilitate interaction and cooperation between the fastest growing companies in the world, the next generation of leaders, along with emerging regions and technology pioneers from Asia, Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Middle East. The New Champions will work with the YGLs to help translate a global strategy into action.
“Each Young Global Leaders’
Financial literacy nonprofit Operation HOPE developed HGI to promote and advocate the benefits of economic empowerment and “silver rights” as a tool for improving the quality of life in developing countries. Bryant shares his extensive experience as a social ‘silver rights’ entrepreneur and his unique perspective for building bridges between corporations, governments and communities through programs that facilitate global change. Continuing the work as the former first goodwill ambassador to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, HGI funnels Operation HOPE’s increasing role in promoting and advocating the benefits of silver rights—the campaign to promote access to resources and global dignity, as a tool for promoting a better world.
Incorporated as a foundation in 1971, the World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging leaders in partnerships to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Based in
YGLs strive to reach their objectives through a set of initiatives targeted at improving the state of the world by 2030. The YGL have their own distinct autonomous governance structure but act in close cooperation with the World Economic Forum. Each year the WEF nominates around 200 YGLs to be engaged for a period of five years, ultimately forming a community of 1,111 by 2009. Bryant’s role as a delegate began in 2004 when he accepted his nomination as a YGL.
HOPE’s work to shape a better world is supported by partners that include Citigroup and E*TRADE Financial, the New York Stock Exchange, and JPMorgan Chase.