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NBI’s SDGs Online Roadshow 2020
Thursday, 6 August 2020 12:00 to Friday, 7 August 2020 15:00
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a global framework for sustainable development that call for business involvement in their implementation at global, national and local scales.
The current COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the deep interdependencies between business and economic sustainability as well as social and environmental wellbeing. The SDGs are specifically formulated to provide a guideline for how to build, transition and maintain businesses and economies that promote social equality and wellbeing as well as environmental resilience and regeneration. Had the global community progressed further in SDG implementation, COVID-19 would not have resulted in the far reaching and devastating social and economic impacts, that have occurred to date.
Two years ago, the National Business Initiative (NBI), in partnership with the Danish Industry (DI), held an SDGs roadshow with business stakeholders in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, sharing knowledge and tools to encourage South African companies to incorporate the SDGs into core business. Much has changed since then. The COVID pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis each represent a unique opportunity for business to reflect on the benefits of using the SDGs as a robust framework to analyse risk and opportunity, thereby informing a roadmap for building durable businesses and a resilient society and environment.
This year, the NBI will again team up with DI to hold the SDGs Roadshow 2020 online. This event will take place over 2 engaging online sessions, spread over two days. Each session will be 3 hours long and the overall roadshow aims to build the capacity of participants in order to:
- Understand why the SDGs are important in the creation of resilient, thriving, and sustainable societies and economies
- Understand the business case for mainstreaming the implementation of the SDGs into your business
- Use a selection of tools developed, piloted and proven by both DI and the NBI to integrate the SDGs into your core business
Join us online on the 6th and 7th of August for two engaging sessions designed to help you take your company’s SDGs process to the next level, with key insights provided from experts in the field and case studies presented by other leading companies, who have made significant progress.
We recommend that attendees join both sessions for maximum benefit. Our events team will share calendar invitations for both days to all those who RSVP by clicking the “accept” button below. Attendees will then be free to accept both the calendar invites (one for each session) or to choose whether to join one of the sessions only.
- Thursday, 6 August 2020 </br>12:00
- Friday, 7 August 2020 </br>15:00
- Event Category:
- Environmental Sustainability
- Via Zoom
To RSVP for all NBI Events, please contact Nombulelo Ndaba