Entrepreneurs’ Organization – South Florida (EO-SOFLO), a group of 180 local business owners and leading entreprenuers, has formally joined United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) initiative designed to wipe out global poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change by 2030.
As president of EO’s South Florida chapter, Aaron Lee, CEO and founder of iluma Agency, represented EO-SOFLO at a ceremony this past week at the United Nations’ main plaza during the 72nd session of the U.N General Assembly. At the event which drew dignitaries and leaders from around the world, Lee signed the charter that pledges to support 17 U.N. SDA goals.
The charter stated:
“As members of the Entrepreneurs' Organization we are committed to making a positive impact in our cities, communities and countries in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We are a global community of contributors and we are dedicated to creating positive change in the world through entrepreneurship.”
Lee said many EO-SOFLO members already are focused on sustainable start-up and business development, as well as helping the community through mentoring, volunteering, serving on charity boards and more throughout the region.
“Our South Florida members recognize the importance of being global citizens, looking beyond our businesses to make a positive impact in our communities and the world through social entrepreneurship,” Lee said. “It was such an honor taking this a step further, representing our chapter and the overall South Florida business community at the U.N. to join this critically important partnership.”
EO-SOFLO is one of the largest EO chapters in the world. The local group has more than 180 members who run businesses that account for more than 10,000 jobs and $2 billion in annual revenues in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties.
For more information on the organization, visit www.eosoflo.com.