SDG Forum “The decade of action”

What has been achieved after 5 years of SDGs and what still needs to be done in the next 10 years? The UN declares the next decade "The decade of action". Fascinating guest speakers and the SDG barometer will inspire you during this digital event.

What?

The last week of October will be all about the SDGs. The SDG Forum, on October 28 and 29, will go completely digital this year. The Shift organises the event in collaboration with FIDO, Antwerp Management School, University of Antwerp and various other partners. Also this year the forum promises to be very interesting with results of the SDG barometer and the current state of affairs after the launch of the SDGs 5 years ago.

During the SDG Forum, The Shift will also organise two workshops:
 

  • Belgian Alliance for Climate Action
     

Curious to know more about the Belgian Alliance for Climate Action? Find out why and how it was created, its objectives and functioning, and how your organisation can also contribute to achieving the climate objectives of the Paris Agreement. This workshop will take place on 28 October from 11am to 12pm.
 

  • Transforming supply chains to contribute to the SDGs: concrete methodologies and tools

A company's supply chain can include many suppliers from different regions of the world, sometimes leading to human rights and environmental risks. The more steps there are in the production of goods or food, the more it is difficult to trace it and the more responsibility is diffuse. Hence, identifying and managing social and environmental risks throughout a supply chain is a complex process and it is difficult to know where to start from. This workshop aims to help companies to contribute to Agenda 2030 by presenting concrete methodologies, approaches, and tools for transforming supply chains and initiate a due diligence process. 

During the workshop, experts will present four different and complementary methodologies and tools, illustrated by concrete cases: 

  • OECD Guidelines by Cyril Liance from the OECD National Contact Point
  • SDG Compass by James Gomme from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development
  • SDG Action Manager by Neila Benamara from B-Lab Europe
  • Accountability Framework by Helen Ireland from Rainforest Alliance

After a short presentation of each tools, participants will be invited to share their perspective and ask the speakers how each tool is adapted to their own situation. This workshop will take place on 29 October from 11h to 12h30.

For whom?

Everyone is welcome! In order to achieve the objectives by 2030, 2020 must usher in a decade of ambitious action. To do this, we need the help of every individual, organisation, government - at whatever level. Everyone has to contribute for a sustainable future.

Why participate?

Find out more about the current state of SDGs, meet like-minded people at different levels of society, find out how you too can contribute to achieving the 17 goals for a sustainable and liveable future for all.

How?

Registrations are now open. Find all the info here.

Do you want to know more about this activity? Let me know!

Catherine Naveau


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