The world faces big challenges: poverty, hunger, health and wellbeing, decent work, clean water, and growing inequalities represent a few of the many interconnected sustainability challenges. However, 46% of institutional investors show that the social factors of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) improvements are the most difficult to analyse and integrate.
The emergence of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 is the latest attempt to bring about specific measures (a set of 17 goals and 169 targets) and are a series of integrated steps that aim to tackle the world’s biggest social and environmental issues.
Through initiatives such as the ESG Forum and InnoESG Prize, the SDG World Records, and the Sustain.do (ESG-SDG) Leader Network, the drive for innovating with purpose allows organizations to co-create a safe space where external communities and corporates can engage in developing innovative solutions for the radical implementation of the SDG in social aspects.
The event deliberations will be on the following themes:
ESG Strategy Stream: Using Strategic Community Engagement Approach and Investment for Addressing Sustainable Society's Needs
Change in Action Stream: Bridging the Gap to Peace/Sustainability through SDGChaasdf
Recognizing over 20 listed companies who have made a positive impact in the areas of ESG