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Making Global Goals Local Business event – open for booking


The Global Goals are going to transform our world and that transformation will create opportunities for new business models to deliver new products and services into new markets.

globalgoals-800After the largest public consultation ever undertaken, the Goals were adopted by the UK and the other 192 Member States of the United Nations in 2015. They call for economic growth, innovation, affordable energy, and upgraded infrastructure – and provide a path to end extreme poverty, fight inequality, and protect the planet.

Every company (and every citizen) needs to understand this important global mega-trend!

  • What are the Global Goals?
  • Why should business care about the Goals?
  • How can business contribute to achieving the Goals and benefit from doing so?

At this event on 23 May, Chief Executive of Bristol Green Capital Partnership CIC will speak address sustainability action and the sustainable development goals in Bristol.

  • Tickets are free and available book online here.
  • Read more about Bristol Green Capital Partnership and the sustainable development goals here.

Find the full list of speakers below – we hope to see you there!


14:00 – 14:30         Registration & Networking (with refreshments)

14:30 – 14:45         Welcome

Steve Kenzie, Executive Director, UNGC Network UK

Prof Martin Boddy, Pro Vice Chancellor, UWE Bristol

14:45 – 15:00         “What are the the SDGs?”

Steve Kenzie, UNGC Network UK

15:00 – 15:10         “Indicators and partnership for the SDGs”

Harpinder Collacott, Executive Director, Development Initiatives

15:10 – 15:20          “Sustainability Action and the SDGs in Bristol” 

Ian Townsend, Chief Executive, Bristol Green Capital Partnership

15:20 – 15.35          “What can academia offer to local business”

Dr Svetlana Cicmil, Director of Doctoral Research, UWE Bristol

Ian Brooks, Senior Lecturer in Sustainable IT, UWE Bristol

Dr Fiona Jordan, Associate Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, UWE Bristol

15:35 – 15:55          Q&A with speaker panel

15:55 – 16:10          Break – refreshments available

16:10 – 17:25          “How can business get involved?”: Panel + Q&A

Steve Kenzie, Executive Director, UNGC Network UK [Moderator]

Nick Davies, Founder, Neighbourly

Kate Martin Bruintjes, Director – UK Sustainability, DNV GL

Ian Townsend, Chief Executive, Bristol Green Capital Partnership

Harpinder Collacott, Executive Director, Development Initiatives

Dr Georgina Gough, Senior Lecturer in Education for Sustainable Development, UWE Bristol

17:25 – 17:30          Your actions from today and conclusions

17:30 – 18:00          Refreshments & Networking

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