The Enabling Potential of ICT for Sustainable Development



Global e-Sustainability Initiative -


The Enabling Potential of ICT for Sustainable Development
28 November 2018 13:00 - 16:15

13.00-13.10: Welcome and introduction
Luis Neves, GeSI Managing Director

13.10-13.25: Setting the scene – The SDGs in practice
Peter Wollaert, Fellow UNITAR and Managing Director, CIFAL Flanders

13.25-13.35: Digital for the SDGs: Key findings of the GeSI Enabling the Global Goals report
Jim Gowen, GeSI Chairman and Vice President, Supply Chain Operations and Chief Sustainability Officer, Verizon

13.35-14.20: Panel: Industry solutions for SDG progress – Success stories and lessons learned

Tim Fleming, Director of Enterprise Sustainability, AT&T
John Pflueger, Principal Environmental Strategist, Dell (TBC)
Iris Liu, Vice-President, Brand Management, Public Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility, Taiwan Mobile

1420-14.50: Addressing industry challenges on the SDGs

- The Closing the Loop project – Joost de Kluiver, Founder, Closing the Loop
- The Solarbox project – Prodip Chatterjee, Founder, Solarbox

14.50-15.00 Break

15.00-15.20: Digital for human rights: official presentation of the GeSI Enabling Rights report
Key findings of the GeSI Enabling Rights report and launch of the Innovators’ Network
Steve Rochlin, IO Sustainability & GeSI Americas

15.20-16.00: Panel: The power of collaboration to enable human rights – the Innovators’ Network

Birgit Klesper, Senior Vice President Group Corporate Responsibility, Deutsche Telekom
Kilian Moote, Know the Chain Project Director, Humanity United
Marco Canton, Fujitsu
Bart Devos, Sustainability Manager Europe, Samsung

16.00-16.15: Wrap-up and conclusion


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