Scott Harrison – Keynote Speaker

Founder and CEO of charity: water, New York Times Bestselling Author

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Specialist Subjects

  • Reinventing Charity
  • The Story of Charity:Water
  • Philanthropy
  • Humanitarian Issues
  • Business Creativity

Language

  • English

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Biography

Scott Harrison spent almost 10 years as a nightclub promoter in New York City before leaving to volunteer on a hospital ship off the coast of Liberia,West Africa as a volunteer photojournalist.

Returning home to New York City two years later, Scott Harrison founded the nonprofit organisation charity: water in 2006. Turning his full attention to the global water crisis and the world’s 663 million people without clean water to drink, he created public installations and innovative online fundraising platforms to spread international awareness of the issue.

In twelve years, with the help of more than 1 million donors worldwide, charity: water has raised more than $350 million and funded nearly 30,000 water projects in 26 countries. When completed, those projects will provide over 8.5 million people with clean, safe drinking water.

Harrison has been recognised on Fortune magazine’s list of 40 Under 40, Forbes’ Impact 30, and Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, where he earned the #10 spot. He is currently a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and author of the New York Times Bestselling book Thirst.

Scott Harrison lives in New York City with his wife Viktoria, son Jackson and daughter Emma.

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