Third SDG-roundtable of CEOs in presence of Queen Mathilde

Sustainable Development Goal(s): 17. Partnerships for the goals

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Third SDG-roundtable of CEOs in presence of Queen Mathilde

On 14 June, Her Majesty the Queen chaired another round-table meeting of representatives of companies who prioritise sustainable development. Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, also took part in the discussions. Through this third roundtable, H.M. the Queen emphasised once more the importance of an ambitious sustainable development agenda within the Belgian private sector. The meeting took place at the company Efarmz in Anderlecht.

At the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations appointed H.M. Queen Mathilde to be SDG Advocate. In that capacity, the Queen and others, including entrepreneur Paul Polman, football player Lionel Messi and pop singer Shakira, promote the UN’s sustainability agenda across the world.

On Thursday 14 June, we facilitated a meeting at the Anderlecht company Efarmz between the Queen and about ten CEOs who contribute to achieving the SDGs:


  • Muriel Bernard (Efarmz)
  • François de Borchgrave (Kois Invest)
  • Alex De Broe (XANT)
  • Michel Delfosse (Bel & Bo)
  • Brieuc de Meeûs (MIVB-STIB)
  • Stef Heylen (Janssen Pharmaceutica)
  • Patrick Janssens van der Maelen (IRIS Group)
  • Monique Raaffels (metro)
  • Erik De Muynck (Suez)
  • Koen Van Gerven (bpost)


This meeting was the third round-table discussion between SDG Advocate H.M. Queen Mathilde and Belgian entrepreneurs. Last year, we already facilitated meetings between H.M. Queen Mathilde, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo and various CEOs, at the company Vyncke in Harelbeeke and the chocolate manufacturer Belvas in Ghislenghien.