Making Global Goals Local Business - Leeds

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 13:30 to 18:00
British Gas New Bridge House 2 Leeds City Office Park Leeds LS11 5BD

After the largest public consultation ever undertaken, the Global Goals were adopted in 2015 by the UK and the other 192 member states of the United Nations.

At the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, they call for economic growth, innovation, circular economies and upgraded infrastructure, as well as providing a path to end extreme poverty, fight inequality, and protect the planet.

The SDGs were hailed as a ‘paradigm shift for people and planet’ by former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon. They are going to transform our world, and that transformation will create opportunities for new business models to deliver new products and services into new markets.

Every company (and every citizen) needs to understand this important global megatrend!

Find out about what the Global Goals are, why businesses should care about them and how businesses can contribute to achieving the global goals at this free event in Leeds.

Speakers 

Steve Kenzie, Executive Director, UN Global Compact Network UK

Carol Cheetham, Senior Manager, Responsible Business, Centrica

Vicky Bullivant, Group Head of Corporate Responsibility, Drax Group

Katerina Robinson, Group Environment Sustainability Manager, Freedom Group

Ivan Le Roux, Head of Group Insurance, Skipton Building Society

Tom Knowland, Head of Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, Leeds City Council (and Leeds Climate Commission)

Colin Curtis, Strategy Director, TBL Services

Agenda and registration

See the FULL AGENDA. Please check regularly for updates.

Please register to attend here.

The venue is accessible via public transport and there is some local on street parking. Please get in touch if you have accessibility needs.

Information on the SDG Roadshow 2018 can be found at: 
www.sdg-roadshow.org.uk

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