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SDG Roadshow 2024

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Increased expectations from investors, regulators, employees, and customers have put significant pressure on companies to set and achieve ambitious corporate goals which are in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To tackle complex sustainability challenges, build business resilience, maintain short-term profits, and enable long-term growth, businesses must take meaningful action.

To help businesses on this journey, our SDG Roadshow is back visiting key cities across the UK to take a deep dive into the SDGs.

Through interactive workshops and high-level roundtables, the events explore local actions for advancing the Goals, how companies can build internal buy-in to embed the SDGs across core business functions and foster regional partnerships between sustainability professionals.

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Attendees of our SDG Roadshow will:

  •  Gain knowledge of the key issues to mitigate risks associated with environmental, social, and governance factors.
  • Understand their role in shaping the business ecosystem for sustainability through partnerships and advocacy in their local communities.
  • Be provided opportunities for networking and collaboration, allowing them to share ideas and strategies for advancing sustainability in their respective organisations.

You can find us in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, and Manchester.

Belfast Roadshow

Thursday 5th September – register here.

Hosted by PA Consulting

Cardiff Roadshow

Thursday 12th September – register here.

Hosted by Legal & General

Edinburgh Roadshow

Thursday 19th September – register here.

Hosted by Burness Paull LLP

Manchester Roadshow

Thursday 26th September – register here.

Hosted at the Renew Hub in partnership with GMCA and SUEZ

Time Activity
10:30-10:40 Welcome Remarks: Moving Forward Faster

Across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) there is a demonstrated correlation between bold action and positive corporate returns. Learn how taking action today will help protect your business, people, and the planet.

10:40-11:00 Making Connections

Introductions and conversations

11:00-12:30 World Café: Moving Forward on your SDG Journey

Companies will come together to explore the fundamental themes which are essential to starting, and progressing, your SDG journey. Topic specialists will rotate between each table to provide insights and themes, and to answer your questions to help you take action in the following four themes:

·        Defining priorities and setting ambitious goals

·        Integrating the SDGs across the whole business

·        Reporting and communicating on progress

·        The UN Global Compact and the SDGs

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-15:00 Partnership Building: Context and approach to achieving the SDGs

Achieving the SDGs requires an unprecedented effort across all aspects of society, and multi-stakeholder collaboration sits at the heart of it.

In this session, attendees will be joined by Government/local government representatives, constituency MPs, and civil society organisations for an interactive discussion on how to enhance collaborative working across industry and remit to create impactful, regional networks which advance SDG action.

15:00-15:30 Networking Break
15:30-16:30 Taking Action: Peer-to-Peer Exchange

A structured session to enable participants to gain ideas and advice to help you unlock a current sustainability challenge.

This may include solidifying priority SDGs, thinking about who you need to influence inside (and outside) your organisation, or, how to secure buy-in from senior leadership stakeholders.

16:30-16:45 Closing Remarks: Committing to Moving Forward Faster
16:45-17:30 Networking Reception


For any questions about the SDG Roadshows, please contact Lily Venables or Erin Sharpe, Governance and SDGs Project Managers.

With thanks to our partners…