From clean energy to waste and education to climate resilience, the UN's Sustainable Development Goals provide an invaluable framework for how businesses can tackle the inter-related environmental and social risks and opportunities they face.

However, understanding and navigating the various SDGs, while integrating them into a coherent corporate strategy and reporting on progress against them is a daunting task.

This exclusive interactive BusinessGreen webinar – hosted in association with Tetra Pak – will provide an invaluable insight into how leading businesses can respond to the targets set out under the SDGs, map against the SDGs, integrate relevant SDGs into corporate strategies, measure their impact on SDGs, maximise the benefits from a sustainable business approach, and utilise the SDGs as a framework for more effective and transparent corporate reporting.

The hour long webinar will include:

  • Presentations on how SDGs can be effectively integrated into corporate sustainability strategies.
  • Best practice guidance on the latest trends in corporate sustainability reporting. How and why this has changed in the last 20 years.
  • Interactive polls and Q&A session.

Presenters

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Mario Abreu

Vice President Sustainability, Tetra Pak

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Mario has been a member of Tetra Pak’s Environment management team since 2003. He leads functional teams which are currently responsible for Tetra Pak’s strategic priority to Drive Environment Excellence, one of the 4 Group Priorities approved by the Board for the period 2010-2020. Key activities include driving global recycling of post-consumer beverage cartons; reducing the environment footprint of the company’s product portfolio including value-chain climate emission reduction; and development and roll-out of innovative and sustainable products made with renewable and credibly sourced materials.

Between 2005 and 2013 Mario was a member of the board of The Alliance for Beverage Cartons and the Environment (ACE), the European association for beverage carton producers. Mario also represented Tetra Pak in the development of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative, currently hosted by the IUCN; and currently is a member of the Technical Advisory Group of Science-Based Target Initiative, an initiative by CDP, UN Global Compact, WWF and WRI to engage business in setting science based climate ambitions.

Mario was an elected member of the board of directors of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC International) for two consecutive terms between 2006 and 2012, and served as Co-Chairman of the High Conservation Value Resource Network between 2006 and 2008.

Mario is Brazilian and joined Tetra Pak in 1999 in Canada. Mario holds a BSC in Mechanical Engineering from Universidade Gama Filho (Rio de Janeiro) and a Pg Diploma in Environmental Decision Making from The Open University (Milton Keynes).

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Aris Vrettos

Director, Open Programmes and International Markets at Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL)

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Since 2012 he has been the Global Director for The Prince of Wales's Business & Sustainability Programme which trains approximately 150 business and finance leaders on global sustainability trends every year, with regular seminars in Cambridge, Cape Town, Melbourne and Zapallar. Previously he was a Senior Advisor at the think-tank AccountAbility focusing on strategy, engagement and governance. Since 2005, he has worked on leadership and sustainable business with retail, health, technology, industry and finance sectors in Europe, the US, India and South America. He contributes regularly to events and panels, sits on the advisory board of the Ethical Corporation and is non-executive director at Global Sustain, a European sustainability NGO.  He is a trained economist and journalist and began his career writing for international news and reporting on social tensions in Greece.

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Sam Kimmins

Head of RE100 at The Climate Group

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Sam Kimmins is Head of RE100 at The Climate Group, which brings together the world's most influential companies committed to 100% renewable power.

He has 20 years’ experience leading sustainability projects in the shipping, aviation, food, construction and NGO sectors.

Prior to joining RE100, Sam spearheaded Forum for the Future’s Sustainable Shipping Initiative, which recently won the Guardian Sustainable Business Award for innovative consultancy. While at FFtF Sam spent two years as an advisor for Air New Zealand, steering the development of a pioneering sustainability strategy that won them recognition as Eco-Airline of the Year in 2015.

He is currently non-executive director of the Ethical Consumer Research Association, and has an MSc in Pollution and Environmental Control from the University of Manchester, and a BSc in Natural Environmental Science from Sheffield University.

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Laurène Aubert

Senior Associate for Global Partnerships, Scale Up Nutrition Business Network, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

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Laurène Aubert is the Senior Associate for Global Partnerships at the SUN Business Network where she manages the relationship with multinational companies and global accountability mechanisms. The SUN Business Network aims to reduce malnutrition in all its forms through mobilising business to invest and innovate in responsible and sustainable actions and operations.

She has worked for the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, UNFPA, UNITAID, the French Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva, several NGOs and the private sector. Laurène has nearly 10 years of experience in global health and nutrition. She is a post-graduate in international and European affairs from the College of Europe and Sciences Po Grenoble.

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James Murray

Editor-in-Chief, BusinessGreen

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James Murray is Editor-in-Chief of BusinessGreen, having launched the site in October 2007. He is responsible for BusinessGreen's leading news, opinion and analysis, and also contributes to the brand's expanding events' programme.

James is one of the UK's leading commentators on the low carbon economy. He writes occasionally for The Guardian newspaper and has also reported for BBC Radio on a number of green technology stories. James reports daily on a wide range of green business issues, with a particular focus on low carbon policy, economics and technology.

In March 2011, James was voted number eight in the Press Gazette's list of the top 50 environmental journalists in the UK. Prior to launching BusinessGreen, James spent five years as a technology journalist working on a variety of IT titles.

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