Sir Richard Branson, Bill Gates and Muhammad Yunus will discuss how to re-think philanthropy at the 7th Philanthropic Roundtable of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Davos

The live-stream of the discussion begins at 12:45 (GMT+1) on 23 January, 2014 at:

On 23 January, 2014 at 12:30 (GMT+1) in Davos (Switzerland) at the Morosani Schweizerhof Hotel the Victor Pinchuk Foundation will hold its private event - 7th Philanthropic Roundtable  organized on the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

This event will discuss how to take philanthropy to the next level: how can social goals be achieved by including the private sector through gathering like-minded business leaders, each with an eye towards changing society and creating a more just and fair distribution of resources.

The panel will feature Mr. Bill Gates, Co-Chair and Trustee of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, and Professor Muhammad Yunus, Founder of Grameen Bank, Chairman of the Yunus Center, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (2006).

Around 400 leaders from the fields of philanthropy, business, politics, NGO and media are expected to attend the event.

The live-stream of the 7th Philanthropic Roundtable will begin at 12:50 (GMT+1) on Thursday, January 23, 2014 at:

The Philanthropic Roundtable is organized each year as a private event by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation at the occasion of the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos to bring together the world’s most renowned philanthropists and leaders from politics, the business community and the non-profit sector. Roundtable discussions address state-of-the-art approaches to problem-solving and seek to inspire the new global philanthropists of the future.

Since 2007, Roundtable panelists have included, among others, Tony Blair, Sir Richard Branson, Bill Clinton, Bill and Melinda Gates, Jet Li, Shimon Peres, Muhammad Yunus, H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Paulo Coelho, Sean Parker, Eric Schmidt, Laurence Summers, Alec Ross, Peter Thiel, Jimmy Wales and others.

Organizer: The Victor Pinchuk Foundation

Telco Partner: Kyivstar

Contacts details for media inquiries and accreditation:

Dennis Kazvan

Communications Director of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation

E-mail: [email protected]

Tel: +380 44 494 11 48


Background information

The Victor Pinchuk Foundation is an international, private, non-partisan, philanthropic foundation based in Ukraine. The Foundation was established in 2006 by businessman and public figure Victor Pinchuk. Its goal is to empower future generations to become the change-makers of tomorrow. To achieve this goal, it develops a variety of projects, builds partnerships in Ukraine and worldwide, and invests in three main areas:

      •        in people, to boost human capital,

      •        in society, to promote social responsibility,

      •        in the world, to foster a more integrated world.

The projects of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation include the network of neonatal centres ‘Cradles of Hope’, the largest private scholarship program in Ukraine ‘Zavtra.UA’, the ‘WorldWideStudies’ project encouraging Ukrainian youth to get Master’s degrees in the world’s best universities, the center for contemporary art PinchukArtCentre, and the international network YES (Yalta European Strategy) to support Ukraine’s European integration.

The Foundation is a member of the European Foundation Center and the Ukrainian Grantmakers Forum. It cooperates with the Clinton Global Initiative, the Brookings Institution, the Peterson Institute for International Economics and other non-governmental organizations.

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The structure of the «Ukraine» business unit of VimpelCom Ltd. includes telecommunication operators – JSC «Kyivstar» and «Golden Telecom» LLC. The combined customer base is over 25 million people.

«Kyivstar» is the number one provider of mobile communications and mobile Internet services in Ukraine. Its GSM/EDGE network is one of the best in Europe. «Kyivstar» provides mobile and fixed communication services along with data transfer services and roaming services on 5 continents.

The mission of «Kyivstar» is to improve life by providing the top quality telecommunication services.

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