New York, Monday, 19 September 2016. DNV GL launched its report Future of Spaceship Earth ahead of the UN Global Compact’s Private Sector Forum at the UN in New York. The report calls for extraordinary action from the private sector to keep the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on track. Helping DNV GL at the launch were over a dozen leading international companies featured in the report. Each company detailed the extraordinary actions they are taking and made a call for action and collaboration on specific Goals.
Thanks to all the sustainability thought leaders (in business, government and not least UN Global Compact) who attended the launch, and who shared the report among their networks. You can explore the report here. In the meantime, here are some pictures from the launch event (credit: DNV GL / Marc McAndrews).
Lise Kingo (Executive Director, UN Global Compact) and Remi Eriksen (President & CEO – DNV GL) hand the report to Norwegian Prime Minister and co-chair for the UN Secretary-General’s SDG Advocacy Group, Erna Solberg
The team behind Future of Spaceship Earth with Lise Kingo (UN Global Compact). From left, DNV GL’s Bjørn Kj. Haugland, Remi Eriksen, Sverre Alvik and Mark Irvine
Bertrand Piccard, visionary, innovator and pilot of SolarImpulse, explaining the art of making the seemingly impossible possible.
Remi Eriksen, President & CEO of DNV GL: “There is no doubt that business has the capability to make a major contribution to the Goals. What we need therefore is not new ‘smarts’ but new trailblazers, showing how business can work innovatively for the Goals – and telling the story to scale their efforts. That is why we have published the report, and why we are here today.”
John Streur, President & CEO, Calvert Investments Inc., addressing the panel on SDG#16, flanked by Bjørn Kj. Haugland (L) and (R) Geir Molvik and Marcus Figueredo
Geir Molvik, CEO of Cermaq Group, talks about SDG#14 during the panel discussion, flanked by John Streur (L) and Marcus Figueredo (R)
Marcus Figueredo, CEO Hi Technologies, addresses SDG#3 on Good Health & Wellbeing during the panel discussions
Mukund Rajan, Group Executive Council at Tata Sons, addresses SDG#1 “No Poverty”, during the panel session
Emmanuelle Wargon, VP Corporate Affairs at Danone: Call-to-action on SDG#2 “Zero Hunger”
Dominic Vergine, Head of Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, ARM: call-to-action on SDG#4 “Quality Education”
Elisa Moscolin, Sustainability and Social Innovation Manager, Safaricom: call-to-action on SDG#10 “Reduced Inequalities”
Alison Taylor, VP Sustainability, America, Siemens: call-to-action on SDG#11 “Sustainable Cities and Communities”
Librian Angraeni (‘Inggi’), Sustainability & Stakeholder Engagement APP Indonesia: call-to-action on SDG#15 “Life on Land”
Gonzalo Saenz De Miera, Director of Climate Change, Iberdrola: call-to-action on SDG#13 “Climate Action”
Rebecca Marmont – Global VP Partnerships & Foundation, Unilever: call-to-action on SDG#17 “Partnerships for the Goals”
Lise Kingo, Executive Director & CEO, UN Global Compact helping to launch “Spaceship Earth”
Demonstrating an effective private sector partnership for the goals: The “Future of Spaceship Earth” launch participants