Conference: Integrating the SDGs in the core business

May 23rd, 2019, at 08.30am – 12.30pm

If we need to be effective with the SDGs, they can not just be integrated in our companies, they must be integrated in our core business. They have to be integrated where they create real impact and give value to both bottom line and society.

Easier said than done. That is why Ørestad Innovation City Copenhagen invites you to a conference, with experience from three companies from three different industries, where we will be focusing on what it takes to succeed in getting the SDGs into the business.

Join the conference and learn more about how companies from the construction industry, the food industry and the Tech industry have gone to the job. What have they learned in the transformation process. Where has it been difficult. And not the least where are they going from now on, and how ambitious we must be to succeed.

You will get specific tools from the UN Development Program UNDP’s SDG Accelerator program. A course in which 13 small and medium sized companies last year worked with internal business development with the help of UNDP and Deloitte. The UNDP will share important experiences from the process that can be translated into both large and small companies.

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08.30 – 09.00: Registration and breakfast

09.00 – 09.05: Welcome by Carolina Benjaminsen, CEO of Ørestad Innovation City Copenhagen

09.05 – 09.20: Why do we need to integrate the SDGs into the business? Opening speech by Flemming Besenbacher, chairman of the Carlsberg Foundation

09.20 – 09.45: How can small and medium sized companies work on the SDGs as a lever for growth and innovation? Behind the SDG Accelerator program. Stine Junge, private sector responsible of the UN’s Development Program, UNDP’s Nordic office

09.45 – 10.05: SDGs into the construction industry. How to make green business development profitable? Susan Jayne Carruth, Head of Operations, GXN

10.05 – 10.25: The world’s most sustainable company Chr. Hansen A / S: What measurements have been effective in the sustainable development, and how is Chr. Hansen getting even better? Annemarie Meisling, Director of Sustainability in Chr. Hansen and member of the ØICC Advisory Board for Sustainable Urban Development

10.25 – 10.45: Break

10.45 – 11.15: Digital transformation towards the SDGs. How can sustainability be the force of innovation throughout the tech value chain, and how can digital solutions help promote the global goals? Louise Koch, Corporate Sustainability Director at Dell Technologies

11.15 – 12.00: Panel debate

12:00 – 12:30: Sandwich



TIME: Thursday, May 23, 2019, at. 08.30 – 12.30

PLACE: Held by KLP Ejendomme, Arne Jacobsen’s Allé 15-17, 2300 Copenhagen S

Write us and our managing director Carolina Benjaminsen will contact you.

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