Caterpillar Participates in +Social Good Summit, Sponsors Global Citizen Festival Powered by Cat®

Caterpillar and the Caterpillar Foundation participated in the United Nations General Assembly, which included a +Social Good Summit in which Vice President Kathryn Karol and Foundation President Michele Sullivan spoke, and sponsored the Global Citizen Festival to help end extreme poverty by 2030.

September 22, Karol participated in a panel discussion on women power, entrepreneurship and security. They discussed how news can encourage people to take action and the ways in which social media helps in that aspect.

Sullivan spoke about her personal and professional growth and noted that “as a girl prospers, so do her brothers, sisters, her village.” Sullivan discussed the Foundation’s focus of girls and women, and added, “We at Caterpillar know that in order ‘ToGetHer Stronger’ we must work together. When we do, her future is bright and so is ours.”

Caterpillar and the Caterpillar Foundation announced September 25 a $2.5 million investment to the Global Poverty Project (GPP) to support the growing Global Poverty grassroots movement around the world to end extreme poverty by 2030. Sullivan discussed on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Caterpillar’s commitment. Karol also discussed the investment with GPP with Andrea Mitchell.

Caterpillar sponsored the last two hours of the Global Citizen Festival, which was powered by Cat® generator sets, and is the GPP’s signature event. Sullivan was able to discuss Caterpillar’s commitment to sustainability and the Foundation’s commitment to ending extreme poverty during the Global Citizen Festival.

World leaders joined a lineup of musicians, celebrity hosts and 48,000 Global Citizens on the Great Lawn of New York City’s Central Park in the movement to end extreme poverty. The free-ticketed concert featured performances from Jay Z, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, Fun., The Roots and Tiësto, and called for accelerated progress in the areas of vaccines, education and sanitation. To learn more, please visit

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