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How European SMEs can Contribute to a Green Recovery

Organized by the United Nations Global Compact, Rabobank, and Global Compact Local Networks in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, How European SMEs can Contribute to a Green Recovery will bring together a diverse group of European SMEs to catalyze engagement with the Business Ambition for 1.5C campaign, and use the new streamlined route for small- and medium-sized businesses by SBTi to set science-based climate targets. 
 
Twenty years ago, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan founded the United Nations Global Compact to promote shared values and principles to give a human face to the global market. Now SMEs are increasingly called to join efforts with the UN Global Compact on the issue of climate change. As countries work on economic aid and recovery packages in response to COVID-19, and as they prepare to submit enhanced national climate plans under the Paris Agreement, we are calling on European SMEs to contribute to a Green Recovery. The EU aims to be climate neutral by 2050. This is an opportunity to discuss what restructuring the economy means.  

16 November 2020

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11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CEST

Online

ABOUT

How European SMEs can Contribute to a Green Recovery

Organized by the United Nations Global Compact, Rabobank, and Global Compact Local Networks in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, How European SMEs can Contribute to a Green Recovery will bring together a diverse group of European SMEs to catalyze engagement with the Business Ambition for 1.5C campaign, and use the new streamlined route for small- and medium-sized businesses by SBTi to set science-based climate targets. 
 
Twenty years ago, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan founded the United Nations Global Compact to promote shared values and principles to give a human face to the global market. Now SMEs are increasingly called to join efforts with the UN Global Compact on the issue of climate change. As countries work on economic aid and recovery packages in response to COVID-19, and as they prepare to submit enhanced national climate plans under the Paris Agreement, we are calling on European SMEs to contribute to a Green Recovery. The EU aims to be climate neutral by 2050. This is an opportunity to discuss what restructuring the economy means.  

16 November 2020

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11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CEST

Online

SPEAKERS

Wiebe Draijer

Wiebe Draijer

Chairman of the Executive Board of Rabobank Nederland

Linda van Beek

Linda van Beek

Executive Director at Global Compact Network Netherlands

SPEAKERS

Wiebe Draijer

Wiebe Draijer

Chairman of the Executive Board of Rabobank Nederland

Linda van Beek

Linda van Beek

Executive Director at Global Compact Network Netherlands

AGENDA

11 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. CEST

Opening

Moderator: Mr. Steve Kenzie, Executive Diretor of GCUK

11:05 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. CEST

Keynote on the Role of Business in Combatting Climate Change

Mr. Wiebe Draijer, CEO Rabobank

11:20 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. CEST

The Why & How of Setting Science-Based Targets for SMEs

Mr. Alexander Farsan, Global Lead Science Based Targets, WWF

11:40 a.m. –  11:50 a.m. CEST

Engage with the Business Ambition for 1.5C Campaign

Ms. Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

11:50 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. CEST

Your Invitation for Making Global Goals Local Business 2021 Conference

Ms. Linda van Beek, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Netherlands

11:55 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. CEST

Examples of European SMEs Stepping Up

TBC

12:05 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. CEST

Q&A

12:15 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. CEST

Closing

Moderator: Mr. Steve Kenzie, Executive Director GCUK

AGENDA

11 a.m. – 11:05 a.m. CEST 

Opening

Moderator: Mr. Steve Kenzie, Executive Director of GCUK

11:05 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. CEST 

Keynote on the Role of Business in Combatting Climate Change

Mr. Wiebe Draijer, CEO at Rabobank

11:20 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. CEST 

The Why & How of Setting Science-Based Targets for SMEs

Mr. Alexander Farsan, Global Lead Science Based Targets at WWF

11:40 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. CEST 

Engage with the Business Ambition for 1.5C  Campaign

Ms. Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and Executive Director at United Nations Global Compact

11:50 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. CEST 

Your invitation for Making Global Goals Local Business 2021 Conference

Ms. Linda van Beek, Executive Director at Global Compact Network Netherlands

11:55 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. CEST 

Examples of European SMEs Stepping Up

TBC

12:05 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. CEST 

Q&A

12:15 p.m. – 12:20 p.m. CEST 

Closing

Moderator: Mr. Steve Kenzie, Executive Director at GCUK