Jay scouts and scales start-ups that advance the SDGs. He currently coordinates the annual UN Solutions Summit and works with 36 solution-makers to grow their impact. He has UN System and private sector experience. Prior to UNF, Jay worked as the English Spokesperson of UNESCO. From 1995 to 2002 he held technology, event planning and communication roles with the Organization. Jay also held management and fundraising roles with the London Design Festival, Design Miami and Design Philadelphia. He serves on a number of innovation boards, advisory bodies and start-up prize juries.