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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.

Speakers

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 Chair

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.

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

Tatiana VALOVAYA

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

1989-1994 Member, Permanent Mission of the USSR and Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the European Union (Bruxelles)
2001-2012 Head, International Cooperation Department of the Government of the Russian Federation
since 2012 Member of the Board (Minister) for Integration and Macroeconomics of the Eurasian Economic Commission

Dr. Pavel KABAT

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

1982 M.Sc. Hydrology and Water Resources
1983 Advanced programme Stochastic Hydrology and Water Resources
1986 Ph.D. in Hydrology, Water Resources and Amelioration
2006-2012 Full Professor and Chair, Earth System Science and Climate Change Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre
2004-2012 Science Director and Programme Council Chair, Dutch National Climate Research Programme; Vice-Chair, Dutch National Climate Facility
2007-2010 Dutch Cabinet Appointed Member of the 'Delta Committee'
2000-2012 Chair of the Board and Director, Wageningen Climate Change and Biosphere Research Centre

Political Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2016

15:00 - 16:00OpeningPlenary
16:30 - 18:30The EU Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy: Can It Deliver?Plenary
17:00 - 21:00Resilience: A "Situation Room" ExperimentPartner
19:00 - 20:30Democracy Gone Astray?Plenary
20:30 - 21:30Europe State Award CeremonyPartner

29.08.2016

08:00 - 09:00Editors' BreakfastPlenary
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 01: Digitalisation and PoliticsBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 02: Resilience: Leadership in Crisis SituationsBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 03: Act Digital, Think Real: Is the Internet a Democratic Space for Everyone?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 04: Promoting the Entrepreneurial SpiritBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 05: Liberté - Égalité - Solidarité: Changing Value Systems in the 21st CenturyBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 06: Impact & Collaboration: New Paradigms of GovernanceBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 07: Stuck in the Middle: Eastern European States and their Relations with the EU and RussiaBreakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 08: Enlightenment in Europe: A New Social Contract for the Digital Age?Breakout
09:30 - 12:00Breakout Session 09: Why Do We Need a Common European Cultural Diplomacy?Breakout
12:00 - 13:30Lunch ReceptionSocial
12:30 - 13:30Fireside Talk with Hanan AshrawiPartner
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: Towards a Circular Economy: Saving Raw Materials for the Planet's Global FutureBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: The Future City: Inclusive, Connected, ResilientBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Climate Change, Disasters, Migration: Preparing for Emerging RisksBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 15: Innovative Solutions to the "New" Challenge of IntegrationBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 16: Redesigning European Welfare States: Rebalancing the Roles of EU and Member StatesBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 17: The EU's Cooperation with Southern Neighbours in Response to the Refugee CrisisBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 18: And what do WE get out of it? Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in EuropeBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 19: Overcoming the Credibility GapBreakout
13:30 - 16:00Breakout Session 22: Together or Torn Apart: Which Values Will Build our Future?Breakout
16:00 - 18:00ReceptionSocial
18:00 - 19:30Turkey between Regional Aspirations and ChallengesPlenary
20:00 - 21:00Brexit and the Future of EuropePlenary

30.08.2016

08:00 - 09:00Breakfast Club: Strategies of InfluencePlenary
08:30 - 09:30Sustainable Development Goals: What Big Companies Must Do to Get Things GoingPlenary
09:30 - 10:00COURAGE in Times of Multiple Interconnected Crises: A Bold Attempt to Integrate Art and SciencePlenary
10:30 - 12:30Sustainable Development Goals: Which Social Entrepreneurs Are Already One Step Ahead?Plenary