Delivering on the Decade of Action: What Can We Expect from the World's Most Influential Businesses?
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (New York time)

Side Event

World Benchmarking Alliance (Main Organizer)

This multi-stakeholder dialogue will explore how corporate disclosure and accountability can incentivize and stimulate action on the SDGs for the Decade of Action while ensuring no one is left behind. Specifically, it will spotlight steps that the UN, governments, companies, and civil society can take to strengthen global norms for transparency and build momentum for a “race to the top” from businesses on the SDGs through ranking initiatives like the World Benchmarking Alliance “SDG2000,” a groundbreaking listing of companies in the global north and south that have the most influence over the planet’s ability to achieve a sustainable future.

Speakers:
  • H.E. Ambassador. Karel J.G. van Oosterom, Permanent Representative to the UN, Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN
  • H.E. Neil Pierre, Ambassador & G-77 Coordinator, Permanent Mission of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana to the UN
  • Pauliina Murphy, Engagement Director, World Benchmarking Alliance
  • Shankar Venkateswaran, Operating Partner and Head of ESG, eCube
  • Dr. Anita-Patil Deshmukh, Executive Director, PUKAR
  • Kaysie Brown, Vice President for Policy and Strategic Initiatives, UN Foundation (Moderator)

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