Please join us for this global 24-hour web-a-thon on the future of sustainability, as well as a fundraiser for civil society in Ukraine on Tuesday, June 21, starting at 8:00am EST.
The war in Ukraine comes on top of a deluge of unprecedented global events that threaten to turn back progress on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and undermine the well-being of people and the environment around the world.
Starting on Tuesday, June 21, at 8.00am EST / 1:00pm BST, the global sustainability community will come together for 24 hours and explore the implications of recent events and global trends for the future of sustainability and the need for more collaborative, inclusive efforts to advance sustainable development. This event will also raise vital financial support for local NGOs in Ukraine that have been devastated by the invasion by Russia.
To review and register for the remarkable sessions and to donate to our sisters and brothers working on sustainability issues in Ukraine, please visit the Sustainability For Ukraine website.
More than two dozen organizations have committed to lead a dedicated session of the web-a-thon, providing a robust program of dialogue on the sustainability agenda. Partners include: 3BL Media, Akatu Institute (Brazil), AuctusESG (India), B Lab, BBMG, BSR, Business Fights Poverty, Business Leaders Forum, CBSR (Canada), CSR Europe, CSR Ukraine, ELEVATE, Forum for the Future, GlobeScan, GreenBiz, GRI, Maala (Israel), Net Positive, ReThink (Hong Kong), SB Japan, SB Thailand, Sustainability Connect (Singapore) and WWF.
A range of global thought leaders will be speaking throughout the web-a-thon including Paul Polman, John Elkington, Georg Kell, Ertharin Cousin, Ndidi Nnoli-Edozien, Naoki Adachi, Esther An, Andreas Beckmann, Vartan Badalian, Raphael Bemporad, Stefan Crets, Chris Coulter, Hans Daems, Kevin Franklin, Marcel Fukayam, Bart Houlahan, Svein Tore Holsether, Leslie Johnston, Agnes Kalibata, Momo Mahadev, Helio Mattar, Jane Nelson, Maryna Saprykina, Kamal Seth, Zahid Torres-Rahman, Sally Uren, Peter Paul van de Wijs, Jenny Vaughan and Namita Vikas.
If you're not able to join us live, still be sure to register so you can receive a link to the web-a-thon recording.
The organizers wish to thank Sustainability For Ukraine’s sponsors — City Developments Limited (CDL), Gore Mutual Insurance Company, ServiceNow, Sun Life, TELUS and Vale — for their generous donations in supporting local NGOs in Ukraine to build a stronger foundation for the future of sustainability and civil society in Ukraine.
For more information on this event or to make a corporate donation or become a sponsor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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