Sep 21, 2017

New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019, United States of America

The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit (21 September, New York) brings together an international community of leaders from business, civil society, academia, Government and the United Nations to accelerate business action and partnerships to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Paris Climate Agreement.

With less than 5,000 days to meet these Global Goals by the 2030 deadline, the Leaders Summit seeks to challenge the status quo and the business-as-usual mindset. Featuring progressive and exciting plenary speakers alongside SDG-themed networking opportunities, the Summit will focus on how the UN Global Compact community can deliver measurable impacts for sustainable development.

By raising the ambition level, driving innovation and measuring the impact of responsible business action rooted in the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, we can ensure a more sustainable, equitable and prosperous future for all.

9:00 – 10:05 | Imagine a World

The United Nations has put out a Call to Action to all sectors of society: achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the year 2030. Discover how you can play a leading role in meeting the Global Goals and be inspired to raise the ambition level for collective impact, featuring highlights from the 2017 Impact Report and launch of the Blueprint for SDG Leadership

10:05 – 10:50 | Rise to the 2030 Challenge

Hear a thought-provoking conversation with industry leaders on challenging the status quo and transforming business to meet the 2030 challenge

10:50 – 11:00 | Scaling Solutions

A conversation with partners of the Global Opportunity Explorer highlighting how we can effectively scale up new and existing sustainable business solutions that work so that they can be widely shared and applied.

11:00 – 13:30 | Experience SDG Action

Explore practical solutions and insight from peers in immersive, interactive spaces designed to show how companies are already taking action on the Global Goals through Action Platforms and UN partnerships.

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13:30 – 13:40 | Spotlight Story: Changing Mindsets

Recognizing that business-as-usual is not enough, discover the importance of new mindsets in achieving the 2030 Agenda. Drawing from the fashion industry as an example, learn how individuals have the power to be change-makers within their own organizations.

13:40 – 14:30 | Measure Your Impact

Be there at the Launch of the SDG Reporting handbook which aims to simplify and unify business reporting on the SDGs. A conversation between investors and business leaders will centre around driving and rewarding impact for the SDGs.

14:30 – 14:40 | Spotlight Story: Leading Locally

Discover the potential for cities to mobilize local action on the Global Goals — a story of how cities are embracing the power of breakthrough thinking, innovative leadership and multi-sector partnerships to advance the 2030 Agenda at scale.

14:40 – 15:30 | Breaking Through

Learn how to accelerate positive impact and how innovation, technology and changing mindset is necessary to deliver on the Global Goals through a conversation with those who dare to think differently and disrupt everyday business models.

15:30 – 16:00 | Pioneering Forward & Making Global Goals Local Business

16:00 – 17:30 | SDG Pioneers Reception

Meet the 2017 SDG Pioneers and network with a diverse group of global sustainability leaders.