Sustainable Development Goals – Seizing the Opportunity
Date: March 9th, 2017
Are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) attainable? And if so, which obstacles do business need to overcome to seize the opportunity? How can companies leverage technology to make the SDGs actionable?
This webinar explores the role of business in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals. In particular, we discussed the role of corporate reporting, how to engage the Boards of Directors, and how to ensure your company strategy is aligned with the SDGs, and the role of digital technologies in this process.
- Elisa Tonda, Head of Responsible Industry & Supply Chain Unit, UN Environment
- Samantha Mesrobian, Director of CSR, Scotiabank
- Erin Levey, Head of Research, Datamaran
- Helle Bank Jorgensen, CEO, B. Accountability
- Emily Chasan, Sustainable Finance Editor, Bloomberg Brief (Moderator)
- Rupert Hill, Communications Manager, Datamaran (Introduction)
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