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Outcomes of the Educating for Sustainable Development Workshop

23 July 2018 | New York, USA - The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set ambitious plans for what the world must achieve by 2030, but do not set out how they will be met. Understanding a company’s environmental, social and governance practice is the first necessary step in the ultimate goal of tracking achievement towards the SDGs. Students have an important role to play in monitoring and mapping the efforts of corporates in implementing the SDGs.

The Educating for Sustainable Development event was organized to showcase innovative programs engaging students in assessing business contributions toward the SDGs. Speakers included Jonas Haertle (PRME), Dr Debbie Haski-Leventhal an Associate Professor in Management at Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), Philipp Hirche, Founder and Chairman of WikiRate, and Claire Sommer, Director at AIM2Flourish for Business as an Agent of World Benefit.

The speakers shared a range of classroom engagements and student driven projects along with academic research and assessment important to map the successful implementation of the SDGs.

One of the most stark facts shared was the commitment of millennials to the SDGs and their willingness to sacrifice salary to work for those corporates who are committed to making a positive difference in the world.

For more information about this event, please contact Shamsa Rana (rana@unglobalcompact.org)

23 Jul 2018

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