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 Wednesday 12 May 2021, 16.00-16.45 CET

Regenerative landscapes: Harnessing nature-based solutions for the benefit of people and planet

Host: InTent, P&G, Salesforce and Yara International

Venue: SDG Tent www.sdgtent.com, Earth Plenary Room

Register: Register your attendance here.

Wetlands, trees and soil have the potential to sequester carbon, provide livelihoods and food security to rural communities. How do we work together with nature to ensure that more can be produced with less? What policies, technologies and financing are required to support local communities to transition to regenerative ecosystems?

Featuring:

André Hoffmann, Co-Founder of InTent & Vice Chairman of Roche
Svein Tore Holsether, President and CEO, Yara International
James McCall, Senior Director, Global Climate and Supply Chain Sustainability, P&G
Max Scher, Director, Sustainability, Salesforce

The event will be moderated by Shyla Raghav, Vice President of Climate Change, Conservation International


 Thursday 20 May 2021, 14.00-15.00 CET

Pampers & UNICEF: Together for better

Reflecting on a pioneering 15 year partnership to help save lives around the world.

​Venue: SDG Tent www.sdgtent.com​ – Earth Plenary

Host: Procter & Gamble and UNICEF

Register: Register your attendance here.

Featuring:​

  • Ranya Shamoon, Senior Vice President, Baby Care Europe, Procter & Gamble​
  • Carla Haddad Mardini, Director of Private Fundraising and Partnerships Division, UNICEF ​
  • Linda Scott, Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford​
  • Dr. Azhar Abid Raza, Immunization and MNT specialist at UNICEF​
  • Isabelle Kumar, Moderator​

The power of ‘togetherness’ is more important now than it has ever been. We have all learned over the last year that its when we work together with others, united in our vision and mission, that we can make a true difference, driving long-lasting and impactful change. ​

This session will explore and reflect on the pioneering 15-year partnership between Pampers and UNICEF in the fight to eliminate Maternal and Newborn Tetanus – a needlessly fatal disease which affects so many around the world. It will highlight the building blocks of this one of a kind alliance and how it has paved the way for cause-related partnerships of the future. ​

Join us as we learn together. ​


 Friday 21 May 2021, 12.00-13.00 CET

Tackling the Triple Threat of Food Security, Economic, and Climate Crises

Host: Royal DSM 

Venue: SDG Tent www.sdgtent.com, Earth Plenary Room

Mark your calendar and register here to join the event.

The biggest threat from Climate Change is not a gradual rise in sea levels. What will come first is the rapid collapse of global food systems, and the poverty and political unrest this will cause. The irony is that food production itself is a major cause of Climate Change.

On 21 May, the SDG tent will host key climate leaders across the food value chain who will discuss inspiring investment opportunities and practical business cases which best respond to the triple threat of food security, economic and climate crises and build climate resilient food systems in emerging markets across Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Learn more on the topic in the SDG Tent Media Library.

Moderator Dominic Waughray ,Managing Director of the World Economic Forum, will be joined by:

  • Hanneke Faber , Global President Foods & Refreshment, Unilever
  • Feike Sijbesma, Co-chair Global Center of Adaptation, Honorary Chairman and Former CEO and Chairman of Royal DSM
  • Veronica Scotti, Chairperson Public Sector Solutions, Swiss Re
  • Mariana Vasconcelos, Co-founder and CEO of Agrosmart, recognized as technology pioneer company by the World Economic Forum and one of the most brilliant Innovators under 35 by MIT

Following the session, there will be a “Meet the Experts” opportunity to further engage with more experts on the topic.

Learn more about:

  • Reducing vulnerabilities in our food system to strengthen food security and climate adaptation
  • The business case for investing in climate resilient value chains in emerging markets across Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America; Risk – Reward – Impact.
  • Scalable solutions to build climate resilient value chains & transform the food system

There will be a re-launch for our US and LATAM attendees at 12 – 13 EST to ensure we are inclusive. This will also include a Q&A session with Mariana Vasconelos one of the region’s leading entrepreneurs in this space. Attend this by simply entering the SDG Tent, Earth Plenary.



Past events

 Wednesday 28 April 2021, 12.00 – 13.00 CET

Access to Medicines in Emerging Markets: How Executives and Investors can Help

Host: INSEAD Hoffmann Global Institute for Business and Society

Venue: SDG Tent www.sdgtent.com, Earth Plenary Room

Register: Register on the day, in the venue, to join the event.

Improving access to medicines and health products in low- and middle-income countries allows pharmaceutical and life science companies to unlock growth by serving underserved populations and contributes to the creation of healthier and more productive societies. It also contributes to preventing disease outbreaks that can have significant health and economic consequences globally. The Access to Medicine Index ranks 20 of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies on how they contribute to access to medicine in key areas such as R&D, pricing, manufacturing & distribution, and compliance. The ATM Index shows that in the last 10 years large pharma and life sciences companies have made significant progress on many aspects of improving access. The continuation and scale up of such initiatives requires strong commitment from executive management and large investors. This panel discussion will bring together senior executives to discuss the progress made on this front so far, and ways to further bolster efforts to improve access to medicines in low- and middle-income countries.

Panelists:

  • André Hoffmann, Co-Founder of InTent and Vice-Chairman of Roche
  • Jayasree K. Iyer, Executive Director, Access to Medicine Foundation
  • Karianne Lancee, Director, Sustainable and Impact Investing, UBS Asset Management
  • Moderator: Prashant Yadav, Affiliate Professor of Technology and Operations Management, INSEAD

Tuesday 20 April 2021, 15.00 – 16.00 CET 

Emerging Priority Areas for Private Sector Engagement at the UN Food System Summit

Host: World Benchmarking Alliance and the UN Food Systems Summit 

Featuring:

  • Dr. Agnes Kalibata, Special Envoy for the UN Food Systems Summit
  • Alison Cairns, Partnerships Lead, UN Food Systems Summit
  • Diane Holdorf, Managing Director, Food & Nature, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • Viktoria de Bourbon de Parme, Food Transformation Lead, WBA

Venue: SDG Tent www.sdgtent.com, Earth Plenary Room

Register: Register on the day, in the venue, to join the event

The UNFSS in September 2021, aims to unleash ambitious new actions and innovative solutions from key players across all stakeholder backgrounds, to transform our food systems and leverage shifts to deliver progress across all the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the lead up to this historic event, the WBA has been working with the UN Food System Summit Secretariat to ensure we collaboratively guide companies on sustainable business practices across the whole food system transformation agenda. 

Companies’ CEOs or C-level suite executives are invited to learn more about:

  • The on-going Summit process;
  • The key proposed solution areas for the private sector, as identified by the Private Sector Guiding Group (PSGG), and how companies can get input and make suggestions; These solution areas were generated from the first wave of consolidated game-changing propositions from all five Action Tracks.
  • World Benchmark Alliance’s Food & Agriculture Benchmark and discuss how measurable progress is key in ensuring business impact towards food systems transformation.

Friday 19th of March 2021, 14.00 – 15.00 CET

Business solutions for Biodiversity: from nature-based solutions, impact measurement, to machine learning

Host: InTent

Featuring: 

  • André Hoffmann, InTent Co-Founder, Switzerland
  • Pavan Sukhdev, Founder & CEO (GIST SA.) & WWF President
  • Paul Polman, CEO Imagine
  • Ana Maria Montero (ex-CNN Money, Switzerland)
  • + 3 CEOs of Startups

Venue: SDG Tent www.sdgtent.com, Earth Plenary Room

Register: Register on the day, in the venue, to join the event.

Biodiversity means life on Earth. It is our life support system. As our social and economic systems are dependent on nature, we simply can’t have resilient productive systems without biodiversity. Creating the conditions for sustainable growth challenges us to rethink how to unlock all the potential of wildlife and natural resources without damaging our planetary health. 

This session aims to address these issues by discussing ways in which we can connect Business with Biodiversity. It will explore how Nature-Based Solutions, Impact Measurement and Artificial Intelligence can offer solutions that can not only increase financial capital but also environmental, social and human capital for businesses and society at large. To emphasize on concrete solutions, three technology-based startups with both measurable and positive impact on biodiversity will pitch their solutions during this event and receive insightful feedback. At the end of the session, one startup will be selected and invited to participate in a panel discussion during the CHANGENOW 2021 edition that will take place in Paris between the 27-29th May 2021 (most probably virtually).

About InTent: InTent is a platform co-chaired by André and Rosalie Hoffmann, promoting innovative solutions for the implementation of the SDGs, by building bridges and connecting people. More info at https://intent-sdg.org

Contact: For inquiries, please contact info@intentforchange.org


Wednesday 20th of January 2021, 13.30 – 14.30 CET

Opening of the SDG Tent Online

See recording of the event here.

No SDG left behind: driving bold business action for a fair and sustainable world

Host: INSEAD Hoffmann Institute, InTent, P&G, Royal DSM, Salesforce and Yara International

David Beasley, Executive Director for the UN World Food Programme and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, will make the opening remarks. Following the opening remarks, the Partners’ panel will include: 

  • Geraldine Matchett, Co-CEO, Royal DSM
  • Katell Le Goulven, Executive Director, INSEAD Hoffmann Institute
  • André Hoffmann, Chairman of InTent and Vice-Chairman of Roche 
  • Svein Tore Holsether, President and CEO, Yara International 
  • Damon Jones, Chief Communications Officer, P&G

Venue: SDG Tent www.sdgtent.com, Earth Plenary Room

Register: Register on the day, in the venue, to join the event.