The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have brought forward the necessity for all to be catalysts of change. Corporates, public actors and citizens want to foster fairer societies that contribute to our well-being and respect our ecosystem.
New concepts and initiatives – spanning from renewable energies to sustainable finance – are flourishing throughout Europe and the rest of the world, and signal the emergence of a new consumption model compelling companies and public actors to change the way they operate.
POLITICO is therefore launching the 1st edition of its Sustainable Future Summit that will take place on November 14 in Brussels, ahead of the COP25 in Chile. This high-level event will bring together business leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs, academics and NGOs to foster a more ethical approach to work and consumption taking into account the various dimensions of the ecological challenge.
Some of the key questions our speakers will tackle include:
- What role do regulators and consumers play in fostering sustainability, and are they listening sufficiently to corporates?
- How should compagnies remain committed to the UN SDGs and what’s in it for them?
- Can European corporates lead on sustainability and provide ways forward to other parts of the world?
- In a globalized world, how far can regulators establish a more sustainable supply chain across sectors? Would sanctions be effective?
- Which practical steps should the EU and member states implement to promote a circular economy?