Talks & Lectures
17 Oct 2018
Altorfer 501 and online via Blackboard Collaborate

Business and UN Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability Seminar Series

Ingvild A. Søerensen

Attendance is free but seating is limited to 30 people, so please RSVP to Dr. Sarkar at [email protected]

The fall Sustainability Seminar Series continues on October 17 with the talk "Business and UN Sustainable Development Goals" by Ingvild A. Sørensen of UN Global Compact.

In September 2015, all 193 member states of the United Nations adopted a plan for achieving a better future for all—laying out a path over the next 15 years to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) are at the heart of this "2030 Agenda." Realizing the ambition of these goals will rely heavily on action and collaboration by all actors, and participation from the business world is critical. The global goals explicitly call upon business to leverage their resources, creativity and innovative capabilities to solve sustainable development challenges.

During this session, we will discuss the role business can play in achieving the global goals and explore how the UN Global Compact is working with business around the world to accelerate progress.

Ingvild A. Søerensen is senior manager of strategic development at the UN Global Compact. Her role includes the development of the UN Global Compact's programme portfolio, partnerships and supporting leading global companies across a range of industry sectors in their efforts to innovate and achieve higher levels of sustainability performance. Prior to joining the UN Global Compact, she worked at the Permanent Mission of Norway to the UN, the UN Department of Public Information in New York, and at Procter & Gamble. She holds an M.S. degree in advanced management practices from the University of Bath, United Kingdom and a B.S. degree in international marketing and management from BI Norwegian Business School and the University of Mannheim, Germany.

For more information, please contact Dr. Dibs Sarkar at [email protected] For those who are unable to attend in person, the seminar will be live webcast via Stevens WebCampus and Blackboard Collaborate.

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