Liberating a new frontier.
SOME MOONSHOTS ARE WORTH MAKING.
LET’S GET THINGS DONE, TOGETHER.
The SDG Circle is a community-building initiative sponsored by 5th Element Group PBC. and administered by The SDG Circle Fund, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to advancing education, awareness and advocacy relating to the realization of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
SDG Circle events bring together impact investors, donors, brand executives and SDG solution-makers who together create “traffic on the bridge” between KPI-driven performance and SDG-aligned impact. In addition to access to some of the world’s most prestigious events, SDG Circle members receive a host of contributed benefits, customized for each member.
PERSONALIZED EVENT MAPPING
IMPACT PROJECT PLAN DESIGN
On the International Day of Women (March 8, 2018), 5th Element Group PBC sponsored the launch of The Decade Of Women at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. At that gathering, an SDG-inspired donor advised fund and a collaborative community (now called The SDG Circle) were announced to accelerate the path to achieving the UN’s Global Goals by 2030.
MAKE THE IMPOSSIBLE POSSIBLE WITH US.
We stand at a precipice of an incredible opportunity to create and deliver moonshots that will transform our future.
Colonel Ronald Garan, Jr. (Ret)
Former NASA Astronaut
FLOATING IN DARKNESS
PRE-ORDER ACTIVATION BEGINS
Ron Garan, former NASA Astronaut and Co-founder of 5th Element, builds on the success of his first book Orbital Perspective with a powerful new book called Floating In Darkness. Ron’s new book inspires collective action from the perspective of awe and wonder, versus the perspective of fear and divisiveness. Contact us to request a copy of one of Ron’s books, or to book his epic multi-media presentation at your next event.
January 2020 | WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM 2020 – DAVOS
December 2019 | NOBEL PEACE PRIZE EXHIBITION 2019 OPENING – OSLO
The Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition 2019 featuring 2019 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Abiy Ahmed Ali has been created in cooperation with celebrated photographer Finbarr O’Reilly. The official opening of the Exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center, sponsored by 5th Element Group, is December 11 — with the public opening scheduled the following day. An SDG Circle Delegation will celebrate by participating in Nobel Peace Prize festivities in Oslo that week.
December 2019 | SUSTAINABLE INVESTING CONFERENCE – NEW YORK CITY
5th Element is co-hosting the largest gathering ever of financial advisors and impact investing professionals to discuss the latest issues and trends surrounding Sustainable, Impact, and ESG (“Environmental, Social, and Governance”) Investing at the UN Headquarters in New York City, as well as Roundtable discussions and SDG Circle community receptions and meals. A 5th Element and SDG Circle Delegation will be participating in the full schedule of events.
WHY WE PARTNER WITH A DONOR ADVISED FUND
TAX PLANNING BENEFITS
A DAF facilitates tax beneficial giving options for our donor-investors and liberates capital by leveraging tax advantages to convert donations into grants and Mission-Related (“MRI”) Investments.
A DAF can accept liquid and illiquid assets including collectibles, real estate, stocks, bonds and cash. A DAF can also accepts digital assets as well, with no fiat conversion required.
A community of donors can leverage the services and resources of other partners/donors to multiply the impact of their donation through match giving, collective marketing, contests, etc.
SDG People® is a story-catching campaign to share the unique contributions of people all over the world to make an impact toward the achievement of the UN SDGs by 2030. We will share here pictures, stories, profiles and award-winners who inspire us in our shared efforts to create a more flourishing humanity. We also share below the work we commissioned from Ralph Reutimann as part of his SDG Impact Heroes® Series.