Webinar: How European SMEs can Contribute to a Green Recovery

From November 16, 2020 11:00 until November 16, 2020 12:30

At Online

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How European SMEs can Contribute to a Green Recovery

Organized by the United Nations Global Compact, Rabobank, and Global Compact Local Networks in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, How European SMEs can Contribute to a Green Recovery will bring together a diverse group of European SMEs to catalyze engagement with the Business Ambition for 1.5C campaign, and use the new streamlined route for small- and medium-sized businesses by SBTi to set science-based climate targets.

Twenty years ago, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan founded the United Nations Global Compact to promote shared values and principles to give a human face to the global market. Now SMEs are increasingly called to join efforts with the UN Global Compact on the issue of climate change. As countries work on economic aid and recovery packages in response to COVID-19, and as they prepare to submit enhanced national climate plans under the Paris Agreement, we are calling on European SMEs to contribute to a Green Recovery. The EU aims to be climate neutral by 2050. This is an opportunity to discuss what restructuring the economy means.

REGISTRATION

 

Agenda

11:00 – 11:05 CEST               Opening
                                                Moderator: Mr. Steve Kenzie, Executive Diretor of GCUK

11:05 – 11:20 CEST               Keynote on the Role of Business in Combatting Climate Change
                                                Mr. Wiebe Draijer, CEO Rabobank

11:20 – 11:40 CEST               The Why & How of Setting Science-Based Targets for SMEs
                                                Mr. Alexander Farsan, Global Lead Science Based Targets, WWF

11:40 – 11:50 CEST               Engage with the Business Ambition for 1.5C Campaign
                                                Ms. Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

11:50 – 11:55 CEST               Your Invitation for Making Global Goals Local Business 2021 Conference
                                                 Ms. Linda van Beek, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Netherlands

11:55 – 12:05 CEST               Examples of European SMEs Stepping Up
                                                TBC

12:05 – 12:15 CEST               Q&A

12:15 – 12:20 CEST               Closing
                                                Moderator: Mr. Steve Kenzie, Executive Director GCUK

2020-11-16 11:00:00
2020-11-16 12:30:00
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