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Michael Sheldrick        

Co-Founder of Global Citizen & Policy Entrepreneur

Michael Sheldrick is a Co-Founder and Chief Policy, Impact and Government Affairs Officer for Global Citizen. He leads Global Citizen’s campaigns to rally support from governments, businesses and foundations to get the world on track to end extreme poverty.

He is a policy entrepreneur and has campaigned globally with artists including Beyoncé, Coldplay, Idris and Sabrina Elba, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Priyanka Chopra, Rihanna, Usher, and world leaders including Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and former Australian Prime Ministers Julia Gillard and Kevin Rudd.

Sheldrick has co-produced some of the world’s largest social impact campaigns and events such as the annual Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York, the Guinness World Record-winning virtual concert One World: Together At Home, and the centennial celebration of Nelson Mandela (Mandela 100). As well as reaching millions of people in over 150 countries, these campaigns have helped secure more than US$40 billion towards local and regional organizations providing access to lifesaving medical treatment, sanitation, education, equity and empowerment, and climate residency efforts. Amongst other awards, One World received Guinness World Records for most money raised for charity by a remote music festival.

Sheldrick has spoken on policy advocacy, sustainable development, corporate responsibility at numerous conferences / summits around the world. Sheldrick was named as a finalist for 2017 Young Commonwealth Person of the Year. He is also a board member for the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens and the Advisory Board of Parliamentarians for the Global Goals.

Speech Topics

From Perth to New York: The Power of Education and Inspiration

Revolutionizing Philanthropy and Addressing the Giving Pledge Bottleneck

A New Roadmap for Ending Poverty and Addressing Climate Change

Pop Meets Policy: A Global Citizen Story

Creating Change in a Polarized and Divided World

The Corporate Citizen: How Purpose in Business Can Protect the Planet and Defeat Inequality

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Navigating and Steering Change in Unchartered Territory: Lessons from Covid-19 and Ukraine

The Pop Meets Policy Model: How to be a Policy Entrepreneur and Set the Agenda

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