Taking place for the first time at the Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region, the SDG Business Dialogue will be a unique multi-stakeholder conversation on business action and partnerships to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of the COVID-19 recovery. Participants will explore how partnerships, alliances and business innovation can accelerate sustainable development in the region.
|14:15 – 14:25||Opening Remarks|
|14:25 – 15:00||Focus 1: Accelerating progress, overcoming setbacks: innovative business solutions for a changing world|
Moderated interactive discussion on how to harness technology and maximize innovation to meet the SDGs.
Moderator: Timea Suto, Knowledge Manager, Innovation for All, Business Action to Support the Information Society (BASIS) initiative, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Francesca Accerbi, Sustainability Consultant, Orkla Group (Norway)
Boğaç Şimşir, 2020 Global Compact Turkey SDG Pioneer, Innovation Director, Eczacıbaşı Building Products (Turkey)
Christoph Steck, Director for Public Policy and Internet at Telefonica (Spain)
|15:00 – 15:35||Focus 2: Financing the SDGs in the COVID-19 era|
Moderated interactive discussion on the role of the private sector in financing Agenda 2030 and increasing corporate ambition.
Moderator: Marie Morice, Head of Sustainable Finance, UN Global Compact
Jon Omarsson, CFO, Islandsbanki (Iceland)
Benjamin Zhongyang Lu, Associate Director, Sustainable Finance and Investment, Global Banking and Markets, HSBC (United Kingdom)
Maria Carrasco, CFO, FCC Construccion (Spain)
|15:35 – 15:45||Closing Remarks|
Registration: Kindly register via this link for the SDG Business Dialogue.
Programme: Please find the full programme here.
UNECE Executive Secretary
Global Operations, UN Global Compact
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Geneva
Innovation for All, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
2020 Global Compact Turkey SDG Pioneer
Innovation Director, Eczacıbaşı Building Products (Turkey)
Director for Public Policy and Internet at Telefonica (Spain)
Head of Sustainable Finance
UN Global Compact
Chief Financial Officer
Sustainable Finance and Investment, HSBC (United Kingdom)
FCC Construccion (Spain)