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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 Chair
President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Conclusion

Baptiste CARRIERE-PRADAL

Vice President Europe, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Amsterdam

2001-2003 Enigeer's Degree, ECE Paris
2004-2006 Quality and CSR junior manager, Oxylane Group (Decathlon), Bucharest
2006-2009 CSR and Quality Manager, Oxylane Group (Decathlon), Bangkok
2009-2010 Ethical Compliance project manager, Oxylane Group (Decathlon), Bangkok
2010-2012 Global Ethical Compliance Manager, Oxylane Group (Decathlon), Bangkok
2012-2014 Head of Sustainability and Compliance, Oxylane Group (Decathlon), Lille
since 2014 Vice President Europe, Sustainable Apparel Coalition, Amsterdam

Dr. Pavel KABAT

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

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

Mona MIJTHAB

Founder & Designer, MoSan Mobile Sanitation, Zurich

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

Michael PECNIK

Customer Success Director, Salesforce, New York

2008-2012 CRM Business Transformation Expert, Vielyn Consulting
2010-2012 Director, CRM, Univision, New York City
 Since 2011 Board Member, U.S. Austrian Chamber of Commerce, New York City
 BNY Mellon
2013-2016 Global Head of Client Engagement Technologies for Investment Services, BNY Mellon
 Since 2016 Customer Success Director, Salesforce, New York City

Paula PETERS

Global Director Learning & Development, Change.org, Berlin

2006-2010 Consulting, Freelance Communication Strategist
2008-2010 Associate Professor for Strategy and Innovation, Institute for Marketing and Communications, Berlin
2010-2012 Head of Social Media and Online Campaigning, WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature
2012 Founder, Change.org, Berlin
2012-2014 Head of Change.org Germany, Berlin
since 2014 Chief of Staff Team: Director Strategy (Global), Change.org, Berlin
since 2016 Director Learning & Engagement, Change.org, Berlin

Jonathan F.P. ROSE

Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Rose Companies, New York

1976-1989 Project Developer, Rose Associates
1979 Founder, Gramavision Records and Founder, American Thread Building
1980 Masters in Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
since 1989 Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Rose Companies, New York

Simon SCHMITZ

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

2002-2004 Project Officer, Energy & Climate, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Geneva
2004-2006 Project Manager, Electricity Utiliites, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), Geneva
2007-2009 Strategy Project Manager, E.ON UK, Coventry
2009-2011 Referent / Strategy Manager, E.ON AG, Düsseldorf
2011 Senior Strategy and Business Development Manager, E.ON Climate & Renewables, Düsseldorf
2011-2012 Head of Business Development, E.ON Climate & Renewables, Düsseldorf
since 2013 Founder and Chief Executive Officer, aWATTar GmbH, Wien

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

1971-1982 various positions, ESAB, the international supplier of equipment for welding
1983-1991 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.
1995-2011 he was President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), a coalition of some 200 leading international corporations.
since 2010 visiting professor at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg

Clare SUTCLIFFE

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

2008 Art Director, Leo Burnett
2008-2010 Designer, Loft Digital
2010-2011 Senior Designer, Pixelgroup
2012 User Experience Designer, Albion London
2012-2013 Freelance Designer, London
since 2012 Co-founder, Code Club, London
2012-2016 Chief Executive Officer, Code Club, London
since 2016 Executive Director Communities and Outreach, Raspberry Pi Foundation, Cambridge (GB)

Gabriela GANDEL

Global Managing Director, Impact Hub, Vienna

2004-2006 Associate Trainer, Human Invest, Bucharest
2005-2006 Vice President People Development, AIESEC Romania, Bucharest
2006-2007 Vice President People Development, AIESEC International, Rotterdam
2007-2008 President, AIESEC
2008-2010 Consultant - NGDP Programme Director, Future Considerations, London
2010-2011 Senior Consultant, Future Considerations, London
since 2011 Managing Director, Impact Hub, Vienna

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1978 Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1979-1984 Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1985-1989 Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1989-1994 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
1995-2004 European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels
2005-2011 Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna
2005-2015 Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels
2014-2015 Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015
since 2012 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
since 2016 President, Board of Trustees to the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna

Political Symposium

show timetable

28.08.2016

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

29.08.2016

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

30.08.2016

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