A meetup of sustainability and CSR professionals in the UAE at 6:30pm local time on Tuesday, October 23rd.

How to integrate SDGs into business: A hands-on meet-up!

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which was adopted by 193 countries of the UN General Assembly, set out 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) covering a wide spectrum of issues the humanity is faced with today.

During the last three years, SDGs have become a central meeting point for governments, businesses, and NGOs alike to cooperate as to achieve sustainability priorities. The huge emphasis is placed on the private sector and businesses to incorporate sustainability into their strategies and there are voices saying: "The private sector will make or break the SDGs."

So, how can businesses contribute to the achievement of the SDGs? The theory offers numerous tools but the practical implementation of SDGs is a stumbling block to the realization of the SDG Agenda that many companies are encountering.

This 21st meetup will focus on real challenges and ways business can identify and integrate SDGs in their core activities, in order to allow them to assess their impacts, set goals and communicate transparently their results. The discussion will bring up the topic on how the SDGs represents a business opportunity for every company and how investing in meeting the SDGs can unlock new opportunities and secure a company’s long-term prosperity.

This is a hands-on meetup with practical application in business.

When: Tuesday, October 23rd, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm local time

Location:  Impact Hub Dubai, Pop-up Hub at MoRE Cafe Al Murooj Complex
Opp. Dubai Mall, DIFC (along Financial Center Road), Dubai

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Aglaia Ntili
Managing Director of Sustainability Knowledge Group

Aglaia Ntili is a seasoned sustainability professional, with 15 years of international advisory and training experience across a wide range of corporate sustainability and responsibility fields. She is recognised with the Global CSR & Sustainability Leadership Award for her contributions as a practitioner, trainer, coach, and advisor.

Aglaia serves as the Managing Director of Sustainability Knowledge Group, providing Sustainability and CSR advisory and training services at international corporate level. Aglaia is the founder of CSR Coaching, supporting professionals in Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, and the founder of the CSR & Sustainability meetup, the 1st and only open platform to support active learning and knowledge sharing on CSR and Sustainability in the UAE. She is also the Chair of the UAE chapter of the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP), currently the only professional body for Sustainability professionals in the region.

Her CSR and Sustainability expertise has enabled her to be involved in diverse projects in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia and the USA, in multiple sectors and industries including Construction, Energy, Consulting, Banking, FMCG, Education, Local Authorities, Oil and Gas, Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Technology, Shipping, Facility Management, Concessionaire, Leisure, NGOs, SMEs and listed Groups.

For information contact: Sustainability Knowledge Group
Aglaia Ntili, aglaia@sustainabilityknowledgegroup.com, Tel: +971 55323 1190

Nikoleta Dabanovic, csr@sustainabilityknowledgegroup.com

October 23, 2018 7:30 AM   through   9:30 AM PT
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