SDG Tent goes digital at WEF 2021

The pandemic has rapidly changed how we all work and communicate. For many of us, it means working from home, not travelling and not having face-to-face meetings. Around the world big events are either being cancelled, or the scope and format being altered drastically, to adjust to this new reality.

Therefore, this year the SDG Tent is going digital. From December 2020, the SDG Tent will be a digital meeting place.

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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 


  • 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, 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.

Contact: Charlotte Reeves, Engagement Manager, WBA:

 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, 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.


  • 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

 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, Earth Plenary Room

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

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?


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, Head of Clean Energy & Carbon Programs, Salesforce

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

Past events

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


  • 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, 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

Contact: For inquiries, please contact

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, Earth Plenary Room

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