Conference on Sustainable Innovation - 2018
# WHAT IS THE SDG CONFERENCE?
In January 2016, the Agenda 2030, signed by all 193 Member States of the United Nations, came into action. The Agenda considers all dimensions of sustainability - social, environmental and economic. It commits to 17 ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which governments, civil society and industry aim to achieve together in the coming 15 years.
In 2017 ESCP Berlin launched its first conference focused on the Agenda 2030. We feel that education, especially for future business leaders, is key to achieving these Global Goals. At the conference ESCP Master in Management students worked together with dedicated professionals from corporations, institutions, and civil societies to come up with creative solutions for global challenges. These challenges include climate, water and food crises, poverty, conflict and inequality.
Our 2018 conference connects future business leaders with representatives from the government, corporate and civil society sectors to come up with ideas and business innovations. Our goal is for our students to see how they can make an impact and to help the world achieve the UN SDGs.
# Conference Participants
We welcome stakeholders from the Political/Government, Business, and Civil Society spheres to work together on the Agenda 2030. Over 1,5 days we will share and discuss challenges from our unique perspectives. This will help us learn from each other, to expand our networks, and to develop new collaboration strategies.
Join us to share your projects and to generate new ideas in workshops and discussions. We encourage you to also contribute to a workshop or to participate in the workshop jury.
- 350+ ESCP students
- ESCP faculty members from various disciplines
- Students and faculty members from other universities
- 80+ experts from the corporate, political and NGO worlds
The aim of the 1,5 day conference is to introduce the SDGs and the Agenda 2030 as a framework for managers and entrepreneurs to transform existing business models and to come up with future-oriented business opportunities. Students experience the dimensions of the SDGs, reflect together with professionals for the different sectors, and come up with ideas to empower a precise goal in an existing business.