The relevance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to businesses in New Zealand

Bodeker Scientific and MAD4CO are bringing Professor David Griggs, Director of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute in Melbourne to NZ to speak on the subject “The relevance of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to businesses in New Zealand”.

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into effect on 1 January 2016 with the view to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. There are 17 goals and 169 associated targets that the UN aims to achieve over the next 15 years.

During the presentation, Prof Griggs will outline the vital role that local businesses have to play in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals through responsible business operations, new business models, investment, innovation, technology and collaboration. His presentation will provide information on the SDGs, how countries are beginning to implement them and how the SDGs can be both good for the world and good for business.

Find out how your business is likely to be affected and how you can help to implement these Sustainable Development Goals.

The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

Tickets include a finger food lunch at The Moorings Restaurant & Conference Centre, located at Pisa Moorings, Cromwell. Tickets can be purchased here:

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Prof David Griggs is the director of the Monash Sustainable Development Institute (MSDI) in Melbourne. MSDI seeks to unite experts across disciplines, and to respond to the economic, social and environmental challenges of creating a sustainable future. Before moving to Australia, Prof Griggs was the Deputy Chief Scientist at the UK’s Met Office and director of the world’s leading climate modelling centre, the Hadley Centre for Climate Change. He provided scientific advice during the Kyoto Protocol negotiations, and was Head of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) science working group secretariat that gathered and assessed the research of the world’s top climate scientists. The IPCC would later share the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore.