Hidden connections: stories that matter to business and society

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Hidden connections: stories that matter to business and society

Look at your project in the context of the UN’s SDGs, and we bet you’ll see a contribution – ways in which it positively addresses some of the world’s big challenges. But we also bet the SDGs weren’t front-of-mind when the project started. The question is: by considering them from the off, could the benefits have been even greater?

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 we’ll discuss 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 be examining 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.

Join us in the Foyles event space, Charing Cross Road, London to hear from

Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales
Lord Bird MBE, founder and editor-in-chief of The Big Issue

  • Why England needs to implement the Wellbeing of Future Generation Act, and UK plc should embrace the SDGs

Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale, MP
Emily Auckland, co-chair of UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development
Neil Briscoe, deputy director of DFID

  • What the All Party Parliamentary Group on the SDGs is doing to advance the goals, what the first progress review in 2018 revealed, and what the UK’s Voluntary National Review will report to the UN this July

Simon Dawes, head of sustainable business, Environment Agency
Henry Cator, owner, Cator & Co

  • Why collaboration is fundamental to protecting natural resources, and how the SDGs contribute to better corporate decision-making

Iain Tuckett, Group director of Coin Street Community Builders

  • How business-community partnerships lay the foundations for lasting success

Laura Hunter, creative director, Futerra

  • Better life goals for us all

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