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Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

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Since: 07.05.2019
Economic development agency

Rond-point Robert Schuman 6, 1040 Bruxelles, Belgium

GeSI-ETNO event on digital technologies and the Sustainable Development Goals

From: 12.11.2019 To: 12.10.2019 Share


Sustainable development is on top of political agendas around the world. In the EU, it is among the new European Commission’s top priorities, including President von der Leyen’s “Agenda for Europe”. How high are the stakes for global companies? Are there political majorities for pushing ambitious plans? Is technology a booster or an obstacle to achieving the SDGs? Join the Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and ETNO, Europe’s leading telecoms association, for a conversation on the political, industrial, market and consumer angle on sustainability and digital goals.  The event will be the official European launch of the reportDigital with Purpose – delivering a SMARTer 2030”, prepared by Deloitte for GeSI.

9.30 – 10.15: Keynote Panel Tech, telecoms & SDGs: strategy, markets, policy
James Gowen, Chief Sustainability Officer, Verizon Group & Chairman, GeSI 
Claire Bury, Deputy Director General, DG Connect, European Commission 
Lise Fuhr, Director General, ETNO 
Erzsébet Fitori, Director General, FTTH Council Europe 

10.15 – 10.45: Report Presentation Digital with Purpose – Delivering a Smarter 2030
GeSI and Deloitte will present the results of their innovative, new study on SDGs and the ICT industry. A truly inspiring though-leadership piece pushing the tech and telecoms industry to become the ultimate SDG-booster.

Luis Neves, Managing Director, GeSI 
Sam Baker, Partner, Deloitte
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Q&A with the audience

10.45 – 11.45: Tech Panel Making Sustainability Happen: a market view
Consumers, companies, innovators. If the SDGs are to become reality, all actors need to commit and take concrete action. How can we make the difference? Which initiatives are being undertaken by organisations? What are the expected impacts and deliverables?

Birgit Klesper, Senior Vice President of Group Corporate Responsibility, Deutsche Telekom 
Yannis Salavopoulos, MBA, MSc., Managing Director, Global Sustain GmbH

11.45 – 12.30: Fireside Chat From objectives to practice: a guide
How are organisations re-wiring their structure and objectives to turn into sustainable businesses?

Dr. Kirsten Dunlop, CEO, EIT Climate-KIC 
Emilie Wedell-Wedellsborg, Department Director TDC Group Sustainability 

Nov 12, 2019 | Nov 12, 2019
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Hotel, Brussels

Moderated by: Jennifer Baker, Journalist 
Venue: The Hotel, Boulevard de Waterloo 38, Brussels
RSVP by clicking the link below, by Oct. 31, 2019.