Dr. Leisinger leads one of the world's largest corporate social-impact initiatives. His presentation will underscore the obligation of ethical companies as partners to address far-reaching health and socio-economic problems. Dr. Leisinger has extensive experience collaborating across the corporate world and public institutions, such as the United Nations and international NGOs. His successes argue for cross-sector partnerships as a proven model for addressing tough problems. The Novartis Foundation's extensive efforts toward achieving the U.N. Millennium Development Goals serves as a tangible case study in how such partnerships can work to achieve global social impact.