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Sustainable Development Goals: Which Social Entrepreneurs Are Already One Step Ahead?

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Sustainability
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What does it mean to put political commitments like the SDGs into practice? Where do we find pioneering work in companies to support the political process and help build a sustainable future? How are these pioneers bridging the gap and providing impetus to other companies? Five entrepreneurs of the Impact Hub Network explain how they are building their entrepreneurial activities on sustainability.

Vice President Europe, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Amsterdam
Director General and Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
Founder & Designer, MoSan Mobile Sanitation, Zurich
Customer Success Director, Salesforce, New York
Global Director Learning & Development, Change.org, Berlin
Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Rose Companies, New York
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, aWATTar GmbH, Vienna
Chairman, Stigson & Partners AB, Saltsjö - Duvnäs; Special Advisor to the Director General/Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Code Club; Executive Director, Communities & Outreach, Raspberry Pi Foundation, London
Global Managing Director, Impact Hub, Vienna
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Array Baptiste CARRIERE-PRADAL

Vice President Europe, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Amsterdam

Master's Degree, Université Denis Diderot, Paris Enigeer's Degree, ECE Paris Quality and CSR junior manager, Oxylane Group (Decathlon), Bucharest CSR and Quality Manager, Oxylane Group (Decathlon), Bangkok  Ethical Compliance project manager, Oxylane Group (Decathlon), Bangkok  Global Ethical Compliance Manager, Oxylane Group (Decathlon), Bangkok  Head of Sustainability and Compliance, Oxylane Group (Decathlon), Lille
1998-2001
2001-2003
2004-2006
2006-2009
2009-2010
2010-2012
2012-2014

Dr. Pavel KABAT

Director General and Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

M.Sc. Hydrology and Water Resources Advanced programme Stochastic Hydrology and Water Resources Ph.D. in Hydrology, Water Resources and Amelioration Full Professor and Chair, Earth System Science and Climate Change Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre Science Director and Programme Council Chair, Dutch National Climate Research Programme; Vice-Chair, Dutch National Climate Facility Dutch Cabinet Appointed Member of the 'Delta Committee'
1982
1983
1986
2006-2012
2004-2012
2007-2010

Array Mona MIJTHAB

Founder & Designer, MoSan Mobile Sanitation, Zurich

Research assistant, University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg Intern, German International Cooperation (GIZ), Dhaka Bachelor, Industrial Design, University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg Designer, Cooperation with GTO Berlin Supervisor, Project "Sanitation for Refugee Camps", Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg Design and Management, MoSan toilets, Naivasha Master, Product Design, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich Teacher, Human-centered Design, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich Teacher, Design Thinking, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich
2010
2010-2011
2011
2012-2013
2012-2013
2013-2014
2014
since 2014
2015

Array Michael PECNIK

Customer Success Director, Salesforce, New York

Product Management, Dow Jones 2008-2010 Senior Engagement Manager, Cognizant, New York City CRM Business Transformation Expert, Vielyn Consulting Director, CRM, Univision, New York City
1995-2008
2008-2012
 Since 2011 Board Member, U.S. Austrian Chamber of Commerce, New York City
 BNY Mellon
2010-2012
 Since 2016 Customer Success Director, Salesforce, New York City

Array Paula PETERS

Global Director Learning & Development, Change.org, Berlin

Consultant, Greenpeace, Berlin Consulting, Freelance Communication Strategist Associate Professor for Strategy and Innovation, Institute for Marketing and Communications, Berlin Head of Social Media and Online Campaigning, WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature Founder, Change.org, Berlin Head of Change.org Germany, Berlin Chief of Staff Team: Director Strategy (Global), Change.org, Berlin
2005-2006
2006-2010
2008-2010
2010-2012
2012
2012-2014
since 2014

Array Jonathan F.P. ROSE

Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Rose Companies, New York

BA in Psychology and Philosophy, Yale University, New Haven Project Developer, Rose Associates Founder, Gramavision Records and Founder, American Thread Building Masters in Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
1974
1976-1989
1979
1980

Array Simon SCHMITZ

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, aWATTar GmbH, Vienna

President, United Nations Association, University of York Project Officer, Energy & Climate, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Geneva Project Manager, Electricity Utiliites, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Geneva Strategy Project Manager, E.ON UK, Coventry Referent / Strategy Manager, E.ON AG, Düsseldorf Senior Strategy and Business Development Manager, E.ON Climate & Renewables, Düsseldorf Head of Business Development, E.ON Climate & Renewables, Düsseldorf
1999-2001
2002-2004
2004-2006
2007-2009
2009-2011
2011
2011-2012

Dr. Björn STIGSON

Chairman, Stigson & Partners AB, Saltsjö - Duvnäs; Special Advisor to the Director General/Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

began his career with the Kockums Group, then the world´s biggest shipyard various positions, ESAB, the international supplier of equipment for welding President and CEO, Fläkt Group, the world leader in environmental control technology. Following the acquisition of Fläkt by ABB, he became Executive Vice President and a member of ABB´s Executive Management Group. he was President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a coalition of some 200 leading international corporations.
1969
1971-1982
1983-1991
1995-2011

Array Clare SUTCLIFFE

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Code Club; Executive Director, Communities & Outreach, Raspberry Pi Foundation, London

Art Director, Alphabet Advertising, Ottawa Art Director, Leo Burnett Designer, Loft Digital Senior Designer, Pixelgroup User Experience Designer, Albion London Freelance Designer, London Co-founder, Code Club, London Chief Executive Officer, Code Club, London
2005-2007
2008
2008-2010
2010-2011
2012
2012-2013
since 2012
2012-2016

Array Gabriela GANDEL

Global Managing Director, Impact Hub, Vienna

Educational Programmes Design and Delivery, ProVita Romania Associate Trainer, Human Invest, Bucharest Vice President People Development, AIESEC Romania, Bucharest Vice President People Development, AIESEC International, Rotterdam President, AIESEC Consultant - NGDP Programme Director, Future Considerations, London Senior Consultant, Future Considerations, London
2001-2004
2004-2006
2005-2006
2006-2007
2007-2008
2008-2010
2010-2011

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
1973-1979
1978
1979-1984
1985-1989
1989-1994
1995-2004
2005-2011
2005-2015
2014-2015
since 2012

Political Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2016

13:00 - 14:00 Opening Plenary
14:30 - 16:30 The EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy: Can It Deliver? Plenary
15:00 - 19:00 Resilience: A “Situation Room” Experiment Partner
17:00 - 18:30 Democracy Gone Astray? Plenary
18:30 - 19:30 Europe State Award Ceremony Partner

29.08.2016

06:00 - 07:00 Editors’ Breakfast Plenary
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 01: Digitalisation and Politics Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 03: Act Digital, Think Real: Is the Internet a Democratic Space for Everyone? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 07: Stuck in the Middle: Eastern European States and their Relations with the EU and Russia Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 06: Impact & Collaboration: New Paradigms of Governance Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 08: Enlightenment in Europe: A New Social Contract for the Digital Age? Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 05: Liberté – Égalité – Solidarité: Changing Value Systems in the 21st Century Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 04: Promoting the Entrepreneurial Spirit Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 02: Resilience: Leadership in Crisis Situations Breakout
07:30 - 10:00 Breakout Session 09: Why Do We Need a Common European Cultural Diplomacy? Breakout
10:00 - 11:30 Lunch Reception Social
10:30 - 11:30 Fireside Talk with Hanan Ashrawi Partner
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 22: Together or Torn Apart: Which Values Will Build our Future? Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 13: The Future City: Inclusive, Connected, Resilient Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 19: Overcoming the Credibility Gap Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 14: Climate Change, Disasters, Migration: Preparing for Emerging Risks Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 16: Redesigning European Welfare States: Rebalancing the Roles of EU and Member States Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 18: And what do WE get out of it? Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Europe Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 17: The EU’s Cooperation with Southern Neighbours in Response to the Refugee Crisis Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 12: Towards a Circular Economy: Saving Raw Materials for the Planet’s Global Future Breakout
11:30 - 14:00 Breakout Session 15: Innovative Solutions to the “New” Challenge of Integration Breakout
14:00 - 16:00 Reception Social
16:00 - 17:30 Turkey between Regional Aspirations and Challenges Plenary
18:00 - 19:00 Brexit and the Future of Europe Plenary

30.08.2016

06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast Club: Strategies of Influence Plenary
06:30 - 07:30 Sustainable Development Goals: What Big Companies Must Do to Get Things Going Plenary
07:30 - 08:00 COURAGE in Times of Multiple Interconnected Crises: A Bold Attempt to Integrate Art and Science Plenary
08:30 - 10:30 Sustainable Development Goals: Which Social Entrepreneurs Are Already One Step Ahead? Plenary