SDG Dialogue: Global Companies and the 2030 Agenda

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  • 2017•04•05

    Press Invitation

    • DATE + TIME:  Thursday, 20 April 2017, 13:00–17:00
    • VENUE:  U Thant International Conference Hall, United Nations University, 5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925
    • ORGANIZERS:  United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), Sustainable Development Solutions Network Japan (SDSN Japan)
    • SPONSORS:  Nikkei Inc., Global Compact Network Japan, and CDP
    • SUPPORTER: Global Environmental Outreach Centre (GEOC)

    You are cordially invited to attend Global Companies and the 2030 Agenda, the latest event in our SDG Dialogue series. This event will be held at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo, starting at 1:00 PM on 20 April.

    Given the recent drastic social and political changes in the international community, including events in the US and Europe, conventional capitalism is being challenged, and the roles played by global companies in society are rapidly evolving and expanding. This event will explore how global companies can contribute to mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Speakers and participants will exchange views and experiences, considering new modes of corporate management in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

    The event will feature speeches by and discussion with corporate executives (including from Unilever Japan Customer Marketing K.K. and Toyota Motor Corporation) on such timely topics as the integration of social and environmental agendas into management practices, and how to better link the 2030 Agenda to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment criteria.

    Simultaneous Japanese–English interpretation will be provided for this event. For further details (including the full programme), or to register to attend, please see the event announcement on the UNU-IAS website: ias.unu.edu.

    Journalists who have questions, or who prefer to register by e-mail or phone, may contact Ms. Reina Kurobori, UNU-IAS Communications Associate (kurobori@unu.edu, +81 (03) 5467-1212).

    The SDG DIALOGUE Series

    This UNU-IAS event series brings experts together to share ideas and insights for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Each event promotes dialogue and networking between panellists and participants through interactive discussion.