Mina Guli, a global leader fighting to avert the world water crises, will be a keynote speaker at Meetings & Events Australia’s (MEA) Evolve 2020.
Guli is the co-founder of Peony Capital, an investment company focused on developing climate-friendly projects, as well as the founder and CEO of Thirst, a grassroots education and innovation organisation teaching over 1.4 million student graduates to save water with the endorsement of the Chinese government.
As part of her campaign, she completed 40 marathons in 40 days running across six continents. In 2016 she was the first person to run across seven deserts on seven continents in just seven weeks.
“The question isn’t if we will run out of water,” Guli said. “It’s when. Unless we change. By 2030, we’ll face a 40 per cent shortfall in the global supply of accessible, reliable water. If we do something about this, we’ll still be young enough to be able to see the planet that we saved because we all pulled together and innovated to solve this water crisis.”
At Evolve 2020, Guli will talk about water scarcity and what can be done to prevent it as well as share her thought-provoking and insightful messages around responsible leadership, finding purpose, driving innovative and sustainable change globally.
“Mina has an incredible story to tell. Her transformation from a corporate day job to a passionate advocate for change is inspiring,” said Robyn Johnson, CEO of MEA.