About the Event
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as stated by the United Nations are:
This business development and awareness event will serve as an opportunity to learn about the SDGs and their impact on our day to day lives. It will provide insights into how you and your firm can take advantage of the business opportunities created by the SDGs. Read more about the SDGs here.
18.30 - 19.00 Arrival & Registration
19:00 – 19:10 Introduction and Housekeeping
19:10 – 19:40 Keynote Speech by Steve Kenzie
19:40 – 20:15 Panel Discussion
20:15 – 20:30 Q&A
20.30 – 21.00 Networking with drinks and nibbles
Steve Kenzie- Steve is the Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact and he will be the keynote speaker at this event. Steve manages the Secretariat of the Global Compact Network UK, a group of businesses, NGOs and government representatives committed to the UN’s corporate responsibility framework.
Michael Kelly- Mike is the Chairman of the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust as well as being Chairman of The Passage; the UK’s largest resource centre for homeless people. His career started in finance with Nat West Group and whilst Head of Environmental Management he was seconded to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and one of the founders of the Finance Initiative. He spent 10 years with UNEP and United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTD) latterly as the senior programme officer and part of the small team reporting to the Secretary General which developed and launched the United Nations Global Compact at Davos in 1999. Mike will be one of the panellist for this event.
Emily Auckland: Emily Auckland is Co-chair and Network Director for the UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD) and she will seat on the panel for this event. UKSSD is a multi-stakeholder network which helps to facilitate the delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the UK. Emily ensures that the network responds to the expertise of its 67 Partner organisations, and that activities and projects continue to engage and support an extended network of over 420 Friends. Emily works for Bioregional, the award-winning environmental charity, who helped to form UKSSD with others in 2015.
Davide Stronati: Davide is the Mott MacDonald Group Sustainability Director, he will sit on the panel for this event. Throughout Davide’s career he has been working in strategy and leadership, globally for private companies and for the public sector in Europe. He advises politicians and senior civil servants, Executive Directors and senior management on Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, setting organisational programmes to achieve procedural and behavioural changes necessary to realise long-term business benefits.
Laura Kelly: Laura currently leads the Department for International Development’s Business Engagement work. This encompasses promoting and supporting inclusive and responsible business and identifying innovative ways DFID can work with business to increase development impacts while making good business sense. She has held senior roles in government and NGOs on a range of trade and economic development issues, including at Action Aid where she led the agriculture and trade policy work also and the ONE campaign, where she was the European Policy Director. She has also been part of the UK Delegation at WTO, G20 and G8 negotiations. Laura has degrees in agriculture and international development and has written and lectured on trade and development.
We have 70 places available at this event, places are allocated on a first come first served basis. To register please you the form below. Alternatively, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note this event is for MCA members only.