UN Sustainable Development Goals workshop and panel discussion - Geneva, 31 October 2018
19 October 2018
In the sessions, we’ll be introducing the UN Sustainable Development Goals through the workshop – what they mean to the world of business, finance and accountancy as well as to participants personally and to nations. The panel discussion, with representatives from business, finance, accountancy and law will discuss their implementation in practice.
The UN SDGs are pertinent to citizens around the world, none more so than in Switzerland, with Geneva being one of the two homes of the United Nations. With Geneva’s role as a major centre for sustainable finance thanks to the UN, NGOs and wealth management sectors and Zurich’s role as a major centre for impact investing, finance professionals in Switzerland need to grasp the relevance of the SDGs and how business is changing to achieve the goals.
Through the workshop and panel, we’ll understand the Goals’ interconnectivity and how progress can be measured, using huge amounts of data that need to be trusted. We’ll see the accountancy profession’s role in providing this trusted data through applying new technology in information gathering, processing and assuring.
We’ll also hear the role new business models, new methods of financing, new sources of data and new KPIs that the SDGs need from business and nations to succeed.
Agenda 31 October 2018
17.30 - 18.00 Registration
18:00 - 18.10 Introduction (Mark Kissack, ICAEW CH)
18:10- 19:10 UN SDG Workshop (Francesca Sharp, IACEW)
19:10 - 19:20 Networking Break
19:20 - 19:40 UN Speaker (Nadia Isler, Head of UN SDG Lab)
19:40 - 20:40 UN SDGs in Practice Panel (Julie Wynne, Attorney at law, Partner FRORIEP, Maria Teresa Zappia, Chief Investment Officer, BlueOrchard Finance, Nadia Isler, Head of UN SDG Lab, Moderator Francesca Sharp)
20:40 - 20:50 Closing remarks (Mark Kissack, ICAEW CH)
20:50 Networking Drinks and Buffet