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Online Masterclass 5 November 2020: Understanding the sustainable development Goals (SDGs) and what it means for you and YOUR BUSINESS

The SDGs,or the Sustainable Development Goals,were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.

Achieving the SDGs requires the partnership of governments, private sector, civil society and citizens alike to make sure we leave a better planet for future generations. In the recent publication of the UN Global Compact Progress report 2019, we see that despite the excitement and commitments in response to the powerful and interdependent masterplans, that the world has collectively fallen short.

Now, to deliver on this extraordinary opportunity to promote peace and prosperity on a healthy planet, efforts from all stakeholders must be exponentially intensified. There is also a clear role for businesses. 
 

As Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General, says “Business is a vital partner in achieving the SDGs. Companies can contribute through their core activities, and we ask companies everywhere to assess their impact, set ambitious goals and communicate transparently about the results.” The SDGs are very relevant for businesses as they help to identify future business opportunities, enhance the value of corporate sustainability, strengthen stakeholder relations & keeping the pace with policy developments, stabilize society & markets, and ensure a common language & shared purpose is used.

We are pleased that Ulrike de Jong and Nicolette Loonen from TOSCA – Tribe of Sustainability Change Agents – are hosting an SDG Masterclass for WIFS. In this masterclass you will learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and understand why they are relevant for businesses and specifically the financial sector. You will get tips what you can do as a person to contribute to the SDGs.

Please join us on the 5th of November for our online SDG masterclass from 16.00-17.30. You can register here. During this masterclass TOSCA will introduce you to the SDGs, the role for business and talk about the 7-system transformation. They will also guide you through a step-by-step approach which will help you to integrate the SDGs in your business and combine it with some hands-on exercises. And you will learn how you can personally contribute towards the SDGs. We are also very happy that two organizations will join us to share with you how they integrated the SDGs and what were the key challenges they faced.

About TOSCA

Tosca is a Tribe of sustainability professionals who are pooling their knowledge, insights and experience in order to contribute to a more sustainable world. What connects and drives us is our effort to achieve wellbeing for all. We do this by assisting organizations in being a ‘force for good', acting ethically and with respect for society and the environment.

For us, sustainability is about long-term welfare for people and planet. That is why long-term value creation is always our starting point. Organizations can achieve it by putting their stakeholders & society at the central stage in their actions.

We act as Change Agents wanting to make real impact. We support and enable change by enhancing awareness, transferring knowledge and aligning with individual motives. We prefer to operate in co-creation with our clients.

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