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Business leading the way: The SDGs as a tool for sustainability and growth

13 July 2017
Conference Room 6, United Nations Headquarters

Register here by 16 June!
For more information, please visit or contact UNITAR NYO at – (212) 963-9196

8:00 amArrival to the United Nations Headquarters, distribution of access passes and security screening
8:30 amRegistration and informal networking
9:00 am – 9:30 amWelcoming remarks – Purpose and expectations of the workshop. SDGs and the role of the private sector
(Q&A if time permits)
9:30 am – 10:30 amTraining Session 1: Experiences in implementing and reporting on the SDGs by multinational organizations.
10:30 am – !0:45 amCoffee break and networking opportunity
10:45 am – 11:45 amTraining Session 2: The role of small and medium size companies in implementing the SDGs (how to drive initiatives in smaller structures)
1:45 am – 12:45 amTraining session 3: the role of supply chain – how sustainable procurement drives the SDGs from large multinationals to small and medium size companies worldwide
12:45 am – 2:00 pmLunch Break
2:00 pm – 3:00pmTraining Session 4: Governments Partnering with the Private Sector for a multistakeholder approach to the implementation of the SDGs
3:00 pm – 4:00 pmTraining Session 5: The SDGs as a compelling tool for EGS reporting and leadership; contribution of rating agencies, rating methodologies, indicators.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pmDemonstration Session: Interactive discussion of tools available to support companies in engaging with the SDGs and communicating on their progress.
5:00 pm – 6:00 pmClosing session: Short inspirational recap + commitment + next steps!
– Interactive and dynamic session: drafting your company’s voluntary commitment to align individual corporate visions to the SDGs (participants could individually announce and/or forge partnerships to announce their commitments for the SDGs)


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