Games and SDG Summit

July 17, 2023 - At the United Nations - Invite Only

The G4C Games and SDG Summit is the first-ever event to convene the video games industry at the UN and discuss the global goals. The half-day event will bring together leaders from the games industry, policy, media, non-profit sector, and others to spark dialogue, identify strategies, and explore how games and extended reality (XR) technologies like virtual and augmented reality can support key UN SDGs, including education, equality, justice, climate action, and sustainable cities and communities. The event is being produced in collaboration with UNEP, UNDP, and UN Women.

Featured Speakers

Sarah Bond

Corporate Vice President at Xbox

Sarah Bond

Corporate Vice President at Xbox

Sarah Bond (she/her) is the Corporate Vice President, Game Creator Experience and Ecosystem at Microsoft. In this role, she leads the Xbox division dedicated to building and commercializing products and services for game creators and partners. Her global organization works with thousands of developers and partners to bring games to players on console, PC, mobile and the cloud. And, as a member of the Xbox leadership team, Sarah is instrumental in directing strategy, policy, mergers & acquisitions, and integration. As the former CVP of Global Gaming Partnerships and Development, Sarah was instrumental to the growth of Xbox and foundational to the success of Xbox Game Pass. She led the development of strategic partner relationships that advanced the expansion of Xbox Game Studios and was core to establishing the product portfolio in support of Project xCloud. Sarah sits on the Board of Councilors at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, as well as the Board of Directors at the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), Zuora, the leading subscription management platform and CHEGG, a leading student-first connected learning platform. Prior to joining Microsoft, Sarah held senior roles at T-Mobile, including leading the Corporate Strategy and Development team, responsible for cross-functional strategic initiatives, major investments, partnerships, mergers and acquisitions and was a member of the team that led T-Mobile’s turnaround. She started her career at McKinsey, where she was an Associate Partner in the Seattle office. Sarah holds a BA in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Sarah has dedicated her career to transforming cultures, rearchitecting organizations, accelerating businesses, and most importantly empowering others to do the same.


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The United Nations

405 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

This venue is accessible from several mass transit hubs in the area, including Grand Central Station.

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