Global Goals Roadshow 2019


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Global Goals Roadshow 2019 for the UK

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building on the success of the SDG Roadshows 2017 and 2018 (now called Global Goals Roadshow), the UN Global Compact Network UK is currently half way through the 2019 edition.

We have been getting some really good feedback so far: “great workshop”; “really useful”; “excellent event”; “given me a lot to think about”; “really lively informative event”; “lots of opportunity for conversation”; “confident in following-up the action planning”…

The Global Goals Roadshow 2019 is comprised of 8 Making Global Goals Local Business workshops around the UK and a special Making Global Goals Local Business UK conference in London. See the table for more details.

While the main focus of the previous Roadshows was awareness raising, the 2019 edition will primarily be aimed at stimulating practical business action on the Goals.

Making Global Goals Local Business workshops: By attending one of these interactive workshops, designed in partnership with Impact, delegates will develop a better understanding of how their organisations can take action on the Goals.

Making Global Goals Local Business UK conference: Organised in partnership with UN Global Compact HQ, this high-level conference will be the Global Goals Roadshow 2019’s flagship event.

On the Global Goals:

The Global Goals (or SDGs) were hailed as a ‘paradigm shift for people and planet’ by former Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon.

After the largest public consultation ever undertaken, the Global Goals were adopted in 2015 by the UK and the other 192 member states of the United Nations. At the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, they call for economic growth, innovation, circular economies and upgraded infrastructure, as well as providing a path to end extreme poverty, fight inequality, and protect the planet.

Realising the Goals will require all players to champion this agenda – governments, civil society, academia, and particularly the business community. Supporting the Goals presents an unprecedented opportunity for business to regain the trust of its stakeholders and society in general, but the Goals also represent a compelling growth strategy for business. A report from the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, Better Business Better World, shows how pursuing the Global Goals could raise trillions in new market opportunities.

Every organisation and individual can benefit from understanding this vital global agenda!

Learn more about how business leaders are already taking action on the SDGs here.

Feel free to explore the resources on business and the Global Goals that the UN Global Compact has developed.

For a quick overview of the main tools available, please see our Toolkit here.

For more information, please contact: secretariat@unglobalcompact.org.uk

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List of Global Goals Roadshow 2019 events:
Bristol – 14 May – Burges Salmon
Belfast – 23 May – Herbert Smith Freehills
Edinburgh – 6 June – Standard Life Aberdeen
London – 24 June – Aviva (special Making Global Goals Local Business UK conference)
Liverpool – 2 July – Shop Direct
Manchester – 1 October – The Co-op
Birmingham – 15 October – HSBC
Cardiff – 30 October – RELX Group
Leeds – 21 November – Centrica