Summit Agenda

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Imagine a World
(9:00 - 10:05)

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The United Nations has put out a Call to Action to all sectors of society: achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the year 2030. Discover how you can play a leading role in meeting the Global Goals and be inspired to raise the ambition level for collective impact, featuring highlights from the 2017 Impact Report and launch of the Blueprint for SDG Leadership.

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Rise to the 2030 Challenge
(10:05 - 10:50)

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Hear a thought-provoking conversation with industry leaders on challenging the status quo and transforming business to meet the 2030 challenge.

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Scaling Solutions
(10:50 - 11:00)

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A conversation with partners of the Global Opportunity Explorer highlighting how we can effectively scale up new and existing sustainable business solutions that work so that they can be widely shared and applied.

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Experience SDG Action
(11:00 - 13:30)

DESCRIPTION

Explore practical solutions and insight from peers in immersive, interactive spaces designed to show how companies are already taking action on the Global Goals through Action Platforms and UN partnerships.

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Spotlight Story: Changing Mindsets
(13:30 - 13:40)

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Recognizing that business-as-usual is not enough, discover the importance of new mindsets in achieving the 2030 Agenda. Drawing from the fashion industry as an example, learn how individuals have the power to be change-makers within their own organizations.

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Measure Your Impact
(13:40 - 14:30)

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Be there at the Launch of the SDG Reporting handbook which aims to simplify and unify business reporting on the SDGs. A conversation between investors and business leaders will centre around driving and rewarding impact for the SDGs.

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Spotlight Story: Leading Locally
(14:30 - 14:40)

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Discover the potential for cities to mobilize local action on the Global Goals — a story of how cities are embracing the power of breakthrough thinking, innovative leadership and multi-sector partnerships to advance the 2030 Agenda at scale.

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Break Through
(14:40 - 15:30)

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Learn how to accelerate positive impact and how innovation, technology and changing mindset is necessary to deliver on the Global Goals through a conversation with those who dare to think differently and disrupt everyday business models. 

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Pioneering Forward & Making Global Goals Local Business
(15:30 - 16:00)

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Get a preview of what 2018 will bring for the UN Global Compact community as we mobilize a global movement of sustainable companies and stakeholders to create the world we want. Be there as we announce the 2017 class of SDG Pioneers, ten exceptional business leaders who are taking bold action for the Global Goals.

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SDG Pioneers Reception
(16:00 - 17:30)

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Meet the 2017 SDG Pioneers and network with a diverse group of global sustainability leaders.