How to be a Winner in the Sustainability Race
In 2015, all the 193 members of the United Nations adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an effort to make our world more prosperous, inclusive, sustainable and resilient. The SDGs offer a roadmap and a tremendous opportunity for the private sector to leverage its collective resources to help steer and amplify the development efforts of the global community.
The question thereby is no longer whether companies should apply the SDGs, but how they should do so? What measures can companies take and how can they pursue sustainable policies, while ensuring the continuation of their business and value for their shareholders? And what role should the state play in these efforts?
On 22 May 2018, Hanken Centre for Corporate Governance and UN Youth of Finland will host a unique and highly topical seminar on the issue of implementing SDGs in private sector businesses. The seminar offers a cast of exceptional guests from the private and public sector, who will share their experiences and thoughts on the possibilities that SDGs offer for the private sector:
Alexander Stubb, Vice-President, European Investment Bank
Pekka Haavisto, Member of Parliament, The Greens
Nina Elomaa, Corporate Responsibility Director, Fazer
Kati Ihamäki, Director, Sustainable Development, Finnair
Roger Wessman, Economist, MustRead
Snacks and refreshments will be served in the foyer afterward - please sign up here if you wish to attend the networking session after the main event: https://goo.gl/forms/8wWmmTSnXNdwg9B42
Registration closes on May 18.