START-TO-SDG WORKSHOP FOR THE BELGIAN-LUXEMBOURG CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE ABROAD


On Wednesday 3 March 2021 the Belgian Chambers will organise in collaboration with CIFAL Flanders-UNITAR an online webinar with exercises on the UN Agenda 2030 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

At the end of September 2015, 70 years after the founding of the United Nations, the 193 member states decided at the UN General Assembly in New York on a new, ambitious action plan and ethical compass for the world: 17 global 'Sustainable Development Goals' (2016- 2030) for more peace and justice based on human rights, more social progress, more care for the environment, more industrial innovation and decent work, more good governance and more win-win partnerships between governments, companies and civil society organisations.

The webinar will dive into the meaning behind the Agenda 2030, the importance of this transition plan for sustainable business conduct and the business opportunities that could emerge from the SDGs. Through interactive exercises, you will learn how to implement this agenda in your organisation and which benefits or pitfalls you could come across on your journey to a more sustainable future. 

For more information on the Sustainable Development Goals: www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs: a strategic framework for ethical and sustainable business conduct
  • The link between sustainability, business ethics and corporate governance
  • The business case of the SDGs
  • Exercise with the SDG Wheel: towards a qualitative holistic sustainability assessment  

 
The webinar will take place from 9:00 am to 11:00 am (CET) on Zoom and will be chaired by Peter Wollaert, UNITAR Fellow & Managing Director of CIFAL Flanders.
Participation is free of charge and open to all BLCC staff and board members, but registration is mandatory.

Please register before the deadline of 26 February 2021.