SEWF Digital 2020

In 2020, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, we held the first SEWF Digital event. Despite having just a few months in which to pivot our plans, we were able to organise our biggest global event to date. The week-long programme followed the sun across all time zones, starting each day in Oceania and moving west to Asia, Africa and Europe before finishing in the Americas.  SEWF worked with Regional Partners to co-design programme content featuring priority themes including business and community recovery, the impact of COVID-19 on the future of business, climate crisis, youth engagement and social procurement.

  • 5,083 (2,653 live participants and 2,430 additional tickets to view on playback)
  • 100 countries and territories represented
  • 30% of delegates were under 30 years old
  • 59% of delegates identified as female
  • 234 speakers
  • 29% of speakers were under 30 years old
  • 59% of speakers identified as female
Social media reach
  • 314 posts
  • 8,384 engagements