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Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development 2017

31 AUGUST – 1 SEPTEMBER 2017, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

ACCELERATING INCLUSIVE GROWTH TO DELIVER THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The Responsible Business Forum (RBF) on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, 31 August – 01 September 2017, will examine each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in depth with case studies and perspectives from businesses, governments, UN agencies, NGOs, investors and international experts. Building on the SDG agenda at RBF 2016, the Africa forum will guide companies to concretely contribute to achieving the goals through inclusive growth.

With 17 SDG workshops to choose from, delegates can design their own RBF 2017 agenda around the goals most relevant to their organisations and participate in discussions around action, inclusive growth and collaboration.

 

 

AGENDA

ACCELERATING INCLUSIVE GROWTH TO DELIVER THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were created to transform the world, but for the goals to be reached, governments, the private sector and civil society need to work together. With the launch of the SDGs, we now have an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate inclusive growth in Africa to deliver the goals and bring countries, businesses and people together to embark on a new path towards a more sustainable and better planet for us all.

The Responsible Business Forum (RBF) on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, 31 August – 01 September 2017, will examine each of the 17 SDGs in depth with case studies and perspectives from businesses, governments, UN agencies and NGOs, investors and international experts. Building on the SDG agenda at RBF 2016, the Africa forum will guide companies to concretely contribute to achieving the goals through inclusive growth.

With 17 SDG workshops to choose from, delegates can design their own RBF 2017 agenda around the goals most relevant to their organisations and participate in discussions around action, inclusive growth and collaboration.

Note: This draft agenda is indicative of speakers both invited and to be invited and is subject to change

0730 – 0845

Registration and Networking

0900 – 0903

Welcome address

Facilitator: Malcolm Preston, Global Leader Sustainability, PwC

0903 – 0910

Guest of Honor address

0910 – 0920

Opening plenary address

0920 – 1020

Opening speeches and discussion panel

Accelerating inclusive growth to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals

1020 – 1030

Key note presentation

1030 – 1100

Networking Coffee Break

SDG Collaboration Hub

1100 – 1230

Sustainable Development Goals – Workshops I

Goal 1: End Poverty

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing

Goal 4: Quality Education

Goal 5: Gender Equality

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

1230 – 1340

Lunch

1. General delegates networking lunch

2. Closed lunch with selected regional government and business leaders (by invitation only)

1340 – 1510

Sustainable Development Goals – Workshops II

Goal 7: Affordable Clean Energy

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

1510 – 1540

Networking coffee break

SDG Collaboration Hub

1540 – 1620

Gender Equality Dialogue

Empowering Women to Achieve the Global Goals

1620 – 1640

The Gender Equality Seal Certification Programme for the Private Sector: The Catalyst for Change

1640 – 1715

Sharing and feedback session with workshop facilitators

SDG 1 – 6

1715 – 1750

Sharing and feedback session with workshop facilitators

SDG 7 – 11

1750 – 1800

Closing Remarks

1800 – 1930

Networking dinner reception

0730 – 0845

Registration and networking

0900 – 0903

Introduction

Facilitator: Malcolm Preston, Global Leader Sustainability, PwC

0903 – 0925

Opening address

0925 – 1025

Keynote Presentation

Finance, technology, and sustainable growth

1040 – 1110

Networking coffee break – SDG Collaboration Hub

1110 – 1240

Sustainable Development Goals – Workshops III

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Goal 13: Climate Action

Goal 14: Life Below Water

Goal 15: Life On Lands

Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

1300 – 1410

Lunch

1. General delegates networking lunch

2. Closed lunch with selected regional government and business leaders (by invitation only)

1410 – 1450

Sharing and feedback session with workshop facilitators SDG 12 – 17

1450 – 1500

Keynote presentation and audience Q&A

1500 – 1540

Discussion panel

Inclusive growth and the circular economy

1540 – 1620

Discussion panel

Data, measurement and reporting on SDG performance

1620 – 1630

Closing remarks

Next steps and commitment to action

Summary and next steps

1630 – 1900

Networking

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