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Making Global Goals Local Business Stoke - Global Goals Roadshow 2020

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The Jubilee

Ivy House Rd

Stoke-on-Trent

ST1 3NR

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The Global Goals:

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, 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

Attendance is free. Venue supplied courtesy of our host, Internet Central Ltd.

Registration will run from 13:30 to 14:00.

There will be a networking reception hosted from 17:00 to 17:30.

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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.

ARE YOU ATTENDING AS AN SME REPRESENTATIVE? WE ARE HOSTING A SPECIAL SME ROUNDTABLE IN STOKE ON THE SAME DAY/SAME VENUE (IN THE MORNING). MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTER HERE.

Resources on business & the Global Goals:

You can listen to our 'Global Goals and Business' webinar recording here.

For a quick overview of the main tools available, please see our Toolkit here.

Learn more about how business leaders are already taking action on the Goals here.

Who we are:

We are the UK Network of the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative.

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Special thank you to our partners:

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Stoke-on-Trent

ST1 3NR

United Kingdom

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