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Event Organiser: ICE

Hidden connections: stories that matter to business and society, London

  • Lecture
  • London
  • 14 March 2019
  • 09:00 - 13:00
Hidden connections: stories that matter to business and society, London

About this event

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals call for action against 17 key social, environmental and economic measures. They apply equally in mature and emerging contexts. Whatever your sphere of activity – industry, finance, infrastructure, or public service, PLC, government or charity – you’re reliant on customers, workers and stakeholders, there are environmental impacts, and your revenue and profit send ripples through the wider economy. And you probably take these into account when measuring success.

On 14 March, join this event discussing how the SDGs can help build greater success, by encouraging organisations to look beyond the obvious rationale for the project, at wider co-benefits. We’ll examine the potential it unlocks for stronger business cases, improved stakeholder, community and investor relationships, enhanced reputation, risk reduction and new growth opportunities - in short, better business.

Delegates will hear from:

  • The Lord Bird MBE, founder and editor-in-chief, The Big Issue
  • Neil Briscoe, deputy director, UK Department for International Development who is leading the UK’s Voluntary National Review, to be presented to the UN’s High-Level Political Forum in July 2019.
  • Laura Hunter, creative director, Futerra helps businesses define and create a more positive future.
  • Emily Auckland, network director and co-chair at UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development who co-ordinated Measuring up, the first and only review on how the UK is performing on the SDGs.
  • Henry Cator, owner, Cator & Co who is responsible for rural development projects and advising major clients on rural diversification.
  • Simon Dawes, head of sustainable business, Environment Agency who is leading the efforts to embed the SDGs in the EA culture and decision making.

Breakfast will be served from 08.30 and lunch from 13.00.

Event venue

Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0DT
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Elodie Huiban

e: [email protected]