Let’s Talk Challenges

Let’s Talk Challenges

Day 2: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 10:30 AM – 11:40 AM

Simultaneous session 1: Risk of “SDG Wash” – Effective Measurement Approach, The Do’s and Don’ts

Companies that reframe their communications around the SDGs, while
maintaining business as usual, run the risk of creating a misleading narrative also known as “SDG-washing”. The World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s recent reports indicate that 79% of the analysed companies acknowledged the SDGs in some capacity. However, only 6% have aligned their business strategies and targets to specific SDG indicators that measure their contributions. Why is this a big risk for companies and what can be done?

Simultaneous session 2: Advancement of Technology – Future of Work

Our way of working is changing at an unprecedented rate. Digitalization, artificial intelligence and machine learning are eliminating jobs involving low and middle-skilled routine tasks through automation. Research suggests that increased automation in the workplace will disproportionately affect women. For businesses that are committed to improving gender equality, how are they dealing with this challenge?

For any questions or comments about this Summit, please contact Yvonne Ho at yvonne@unglobalcompact.ca.