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Sustainable Development Goals: What Big Companies Must Do to Get Things Going

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Sustainability
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Successful implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement will not be achieved by governments alone: it needs a concerted and unified effort across all sectors of society. What is the business case for private sector involvement? How will business need to evolve to meet the SDG challenge? Members of the Alpbach Laxenburg Group discuss how big companies can implement the SDGs.

Director, Center for New Structural Economics and Honorary Dean, National School of Development at Peking University
Chief Executive, WWF-UK, Surrey
Chief of Staff to the Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners, Santa Monica
Member of the Board (Minister) for Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission, Moscow
Director General and Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

Dr. Justin Yifu LIN

Director, Center for New Structural Economics and Honorary Dean, National School of Development at Peking University

 Justin Yifu LIN is Director of the Center for New Structural Economics, Dean of the Institute of South-South Cooperation and Development and Professor and Honorary Dean of the National School of Development at Peking University. He was the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist of the World Bank, 2008-2012. Prior to this, Mr. Lin served for 15 years as Founding Director and Professor of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University. He is the author of 23 books including Against the Consensus: Reflections on the Great Recession, the Quest for Prosperity: How Developing Economies Can Take Off, Demystifying the Chinese Economy, and New Structural Economics: A Framework for Rethinking Development and Policy. He is Councillor of the State Council, a member of the Standing Committee, Chinese People s Political Consultation Conference, and Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce. He is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy and a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for Developing World.

Array David NUSSBAUM

Chief Executive, WWF-UK, Surrey

Array Michael PERKINSON

Chief of Staff to the Chief Investment Officer, Guggenheim Partners, Santa Monica

 Partner, Veracity Worldwide, New York
 US Diplomat, People's Republic of China
 Operations Officer, Baghdad, Iraq
 Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, US Sixth Fleet, Gaeta, Italy
 Special Assistant, Director of Central Intelligence, Washington, DC
 UN Peacekeeper, UNPROFOR, former Yugoslavia
 Deputy Special Assistant, SACEUR, NATO Headquarters, Brussels, Belgium
 Research Assistant, US Senate, UK House of Commons

Array Tatiana VALOVAYA

Member of the Board (Minister) for Integration and Macroeconomics, Eurasian Economic Commission, Moscow

Member, Permanent Mission of the USSR and Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the European Union (Bruxelles) Head, International Cooperation Department of the Government of the Russian Federation
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2001-2012

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'
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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