Fortune Forum

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"Former US President Bill Clinton, actor, UN Messenger for Peace Michael Douglas and spiritual guru Deepak Chopra all participated with Yusuf Islam (Formerly Cat Stevens) who performed his first major live piece in our over 28 years, to mark the launch of Fortune Forum. International awareness, advocacy and funding was raised by showcasing the work of The British Red Cross, Wateraid, African Renaissance and Alliance for a New Humanity all on a shared platform. " [1]

Renu Mehta notes: "Fortune Forum was founded in 2006 upon being motivated after learning of the brutal statistics and the horrifying conditions prevalent in the developing world. I first realised the importance of the global water problem when I had seen a WaterAid TV commercial which blatantly stated that 1.1 billion people live without access to safe clean drinking water and 2.6 billion people live without adequate sanitation around the globe.

"At the event, clean water had been purchased for 7,000 people - for a lifetime, providing both sanitation and hygiene education. These measurable project lots had been generously sponsored by some of the participating donors there. So when Paul Hetherington, Communications Director of WaterAid called me to ask if I wanted to join him on a trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to see the type of work that Fortune Forum is helping to address by way of supporting WaterAid’s global efforts, I immediately grabbed a visa." [2]


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  1. Inner Circle, ICE Circle, accessed January 16, 2011.
  2. The Diary, Fortune Forum, accessed January 16, 2011.
  3. Board, Fortune Forum, accessed January 16, 2011.
  4. Board, Fortune Forum, accessed January 16, 2011.