The SDG power hour: How to drive engagement with the Global Goals

Event Date: 26/07/2018 2:00 pm

The UN has laid out 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) encompassing 169 targets, and in this webinar we will spend one hour exploring how the framework can be used by sustainability and energy professionals to truly transform business, for good.

Some 10,000 companies around the world have now pledged to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals in some shape or form, but reports continue to show that a huge proportion of these firms have yet to set any measurable targets to achieve the Goals, nor are they monitoring progress against them.

How can we bridge this gap between ambition and action? What can sustainability and energy professionals do to drive engagement with the SDGs and ensure the framework is leading to tangible actions?

This webinar, brought to you in association with DNV GL, will seek to answer these crucial questions by hearing from a spread of business leaders and sustainable development experts to explore how to make the Global Goals resonate with colleagues – from the boardroom, to the ‘shop floor’.

Discussion points:

  • Delivering a successful SDG engagement strategy: the do’s and don’ts
  • How to make the Global Goals local business
  • Measuring and reporting progress against the Goals



Matt Mace

Senior reporter,

Matt is the senior reporter for, covering the latest green business news, features & reports for sustainability and resource efficiency professionals.




Emily Auckland

Network director and co-chair, UKSSD

Emily is network director & co-chair of UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development (UKSSD), a cross-sector network of organisations who work together to drive action on the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the UK. Emily ensures that the network responds to the expertise of its 90 Partner organisations, and that activities and projects continue to engage and support an extended network of over 1000 Friends. Emily also works for award-winning environmental charity Bioregional, which helped to form UKSSD with others in 2015


Shaun Walden

Principal consultant, DNV GL

Shaun is a principal consultant & lead auditor at global quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL. Shaun works predominantly in in the greenhouse gas and corporate sustainability markets, and has significant experience working with multinational corporates across multiple sectors. He has built up an excellent knowledge of global sustainability markets, particularly in relation to carbon emissions, including Emission Trading Schemes. Shaun also has global experience in corporate sustainability reporting and has managed more than 90 greenhouse gas and assurance projects.



Alice Ellison

Head of Environment, British Retail Consortium

Alice Ellison is the Head of Environment for the British Retail Consortium (BRC) – the leading voice of the retail sector. Alice is one of leads on the BRC’s Better Retail Better World project, a retail industry initiative to tackle global challenges highlighted by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including modern slavery and decent work, sustainable economic growth, inequalities, climate change and responsible consumption and production. Alice also heads up BRC’s work on environmental issues such as climate change, packaging, resource efficiency, producer responsibility, food waste and water. She is also a Director of the On Pack Recycling Label – an industry owned labelling scheme to help consumers recycle more material, more often.

Alice Alice’s remit includes resource efficiency (including waste and producer




Steve Moore

Principal consultant, sustainable business, BT

A systems thinker, Steven help organisations understand their purpose by considering the social and environmental impacts of their activities, both up and down the value chain, according to frameworks such as the Global Goals and the Paris Agreement. He combines knowledge of sustainability challenges, innovative technologies, digital trends and behavioural psychology to identify new business solutions to today’s and tomorrow’s societal challenges.


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