“Every child—whether in the United States or in less developed countries—deserves to have a fighting chance in life. You have the choice to live your life in a way that will change another person’s life for the better … and maybe transform yours own along the way.”
In 2017, Scott Jackson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Impact, wrote Take Me with You as a call to action to help those in need, especially children. And nobody knows more about helping others than Jackson, whose personal philosophy involves living life in a way that improves the lives of others.
“My purpose in writing the book and sharing my story was to hopefully inspire people to find the charity within, and to recognize the difference they can make in other people’s lives,” explains Jackson. “There are so many people in need around the world and so many wonderful organizations working tirelessly to improve conditions and contribute toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. I hope this book brings additional visibility to some of those organizations and is a call to action to everyone who reads it.”
And developing calls to action are what Jackson does best.
A leader in global philanthropy, he is well known for his vision, leadership and compassion for others. At Global Impact, Jackson oversees all facets of the organization, which has raised more than $2 billion since inception to help the world’s most vulnerable and needy.
A global development, fundraising and marketing veteran, Jackson has held leadership positions in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, including the global health and development nonprofits PATH and World Vision.
With Jackson’s personal background and professional expertise, it was no surprise that he delivered the 2019 Mid-Market Convention session Social Impact.
In this session, he discussed the CEOC Wharton Social Impact (CSI) student-consulting program, which helps mid-market companies incorporate social impact programs into their corporate strategy. In addition, he shared valuable information on the best ways to combine innovation and scale in your CSI program, as well as how to successfully integrate social impact into your business strategy and measure the power of CSI activities.
For Jackson, helping others realize their full potential and contributing to a better, safer world is crucial:
“My goal is to offer a message of hope and encourage others to embark on their own journey to serve others and spark positive change – in whatever way they can – because every life matters and there are so many in need around the globe.”
Join CEOs like Scott at the 2020 Convention to discuss this and other pressing topics.