Turn climate change challenges into business opportunities
Opening doors to exciting sustainable growth possibilities
How does your business engage with the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) put forward by the 2030 Agenda? How do you capture new business opportunities to contribute to a sustainable world? Are you already working on any such opportunities right now? Whatever the case, learning from others is vital in making progress.
The Industry Night at this year’s G-STIC conference will shed light on how to turn sustainable development challenges into exciting business opportunities. Keynote speakers will highlight emerging and rising trends, and testify how businesses can drive growth and productivity while contributing to achieving the SDGs.
Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education
Vice President & Research Director
Climate change – The biggest business opportunity in human history
As the world’s leading source of climate solutions, Project Drawdown identifies, reviews, and analyses the most viable solutions to climate change and shares these findings with the world. Project Drawdown is shifting the global conversation about climate change from “doom and gloom” defeatism to one of possibilities, opportunities, action, and empowerment.
General Manager Belgium & Luxemburg
A blueprint for sustainable growth
The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan sets out to decouple growth from its environmental footprint, while increasing a positive social impact. The plan has three major goals to achieve, underpinned by nine commitments and targets spanning social, environmental and economic performance across the value chain, and focuses Unilever’s efforts on those areas where they can drive the biggest change to support the achievement of the SDGs.
Oceans and the blue economy
As oceans cover 70% of the earth’s surface, they provide a huge potential for addressing a wide range sustainable development challenges across the globe. With oceans and seas playing a major role in climate regulation, blue technologies are an important driver for economic growth with a clear shift towards innovative and sustainable solutions.
Vice-President for Procurement & Sustainability
A business model for sustainability in the beer industry
Sustainability isn’t just part of AB InBev’s business. It is AB InBev’s business, and includes specific goals that will have measurable, positive impact on local communities. Through its 2025 Sustainability Goals, AB InBev connects farmers to technologies and skills, ensures water access and quality in high-stress communities, partners with suppliers to increase recycling content, and adds renewable energy capacity to regional grids.
Janssen Pharmaceutica Benelux
Health for Humanity
Johnson & Johnson aspires to profoundly change the trajectory of health for humanity. Johnson & Johnson’s UN SDG 2020 Commitment complements its own Health for Humanity 2020 Goals, which focus its citizenship and sustainability efforts where Johnson & Johnson can achieve the greatest impact.
Enjoy a “World of flavours” dinner by chef Seppe Nobels
Sharing experiences about business opportunities
Just as learning from others is crucial, so is sharing experiences. The Industry Night therefore offers plenty of networking opportunities with influential policy makers, investors, and captains of industry and lets you experience a unique dinner influenced by the cuisines of our co-hosts.
Chef Seppe Nobels will pamper your taste buds with delicious flavours from Brazil, China, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Africa. Seppe was elected best junior chef of Belgium in 2005 while his restaurant “Graanmarkt 13” was awarded as the “Best vegetable restaurant of Flanders” in 2015.