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Global Goals Roadshow Leeds

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Event Details

Organiser

UN Global Compact Network UK

Date

21st November 2019

Start Time

13:30pm

End Time

17:30pm

Cost

Free

Venue

British Gas, New Bridge House, Leeds, LS11 5BD

The Global Goals (or Sustainable Development Goals/SDGs) were hailed as a ‘paradigm shift for people and planet’ by former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon.

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.

Realising the Goals will require all players to champion this agenda – governments, civil society, academia, and particularly the business community. Supporting the Goals presents an unprecedented opportunity for business to regain the trust of its stakeholders and society in general, but the Goals also represent a compelling growth strategy for business. A report from the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, Better Business Better World, shows how pursuing the Global Goals could raise trillions in new market opportunities.

Every organisation and individual can benefit from understanding this vital global agenda!

The event:

By attending this engaging and interactive workshop, designed in partnership with Impact, you will develop a better understanding of how your organisation can take action on the Goals and benefit from doing so. The event will help you take your organisation's engagement with the Goals to the next level, whichever stage you are at now.

You will leave the workshop having:

  • A better understanding of the SDG Compass process
  • A peer reviewed plan of action
  • Shared your Global Goals ideas, examples and stories
  • Practiced your influencing skills to engage others
  • Energy and passion for the Goals

Who should attend:

We strongly encourage participation from business representatives with a role in sustainability/CSR or business strategy. The 17 Global Goals are of relevance to any business!

We also welcome anyone else who is interested - representatives in other business roles or from other sectors such as civil society, academia (including students), and local government.