Conference: Incorporating Sustainability into Your Business Goals
Hugo von Meijenfeldt has spent the past two years as Senior Sustainability Advisor of Global Compact Network Netherlands helping companies to set and achieve ambitious sustainable goals. In his book “Bedrijfsdoelen Verduurzamen” he combines his years of knowledge and experience in sustainability at the government (including as Climate Envoy and National SDG Coordinator) and his work at the Global Compact Network Netherlands and gives entrepreneurs concrete guidelines on how they can turn sustainability into an opportunity.
In a discussion with representatives from SMEs, large companies and government, we discuss the steps that SMEs can take towards sustainability and the importance of integrality in the sustainability agenda and the public-private approach.
The following questions are addressed:
How do you translate the sustainability goals (SDGs) into your business strategy? What steps do you need to take to achieve this?
How can you use the SDGs as a compass for your sustainability strategy? And how do you maintain an overview in focus in this large agenda of seventeen sustainability goals?
How do you combine efforts to limit CSR risks with efforts to make a positive contribution to sustainability?
What role does the government play in making companies more sustainable? How does the government determine the frameworks and how can the government help you?
Which tools can help you as an entrepreneur with sustainability?
How can you report on sustainability in a transparent manner? How do you find the right standards in the multitude of reporting tools?
– Introduction and GCNL greetings by Jan-Willem Scheijgrond, Chair of GCNL
– Book Presentation‘bedrijfsdoelen verduurzamen’ byHugo von Meijenfeldt, Senior Sustainability Advisor GCNL
– Panel Discussion on integrating sustainability into business goals with:
Willemijn Wortelboer – Founder of RAW Paints, a Dutch company producing sustainable paint powder
Lieke Willemsen – Senior Policy Advisor on Sustainable Development Goals, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Anniek Mauser – Sustainability Director, Unilever Benelux
The moderator is Maarten Biermans – Global Head Sustainable Finance at Rabobank Capital Markets
– Closing of the virtual session by Jan-Willem Scheijgrond, Chair of GCNL
Please note: The Event will be held in the Dutch language.
Hugo von Meijenfeldt
Senior Sustainability Advisor at Global Compact Network Netherlands
Founder of RAW Paints
Senior Policy Advisor on Sustainable Development Goals, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Global Head Sustainable Finance at Rabobank Capital Markets
Sustainability Director, Unilever Benelux
Chair of Global Compact Network Netherlands