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Verifiable Sustainability Goals

Partner Event: Verifiable Sustainability Goals

Verifiable Sustainability Goals: from good intentions to real impact

Companies are increasingly acknowledging their societal responsibilities. This leads to a growing attention to environmental and social impacts of products and services. Non-financial reporting has become more mature and mainstream over the past years. Yet, it is still facing some challenges related to reliability, clarity and comparability of information.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are increasingly being used a framework to define sustainability policies and structure reporting. The SDGs have been heavily promoted during the past years. The SDGs have the potential to provide a framework to help transition from a focus purely on the outputs of a business to one in which the end outcomes and their impacts become fully considered. Yet, some challenges remain related to how to meaningfully measure progress against the SDGs.

15h20
Panel debate

Moderator: Wayne Visser, Chair in Sustainable Transformation, Professor of Integrated Value, Antwerp Management School

Panelists:
- Maarten Dubois, Director Climate Change and Sustainability services, EY
- Pieter Van den Steen, Project & Product Manager Sustainable Built Environment / Smart Cities, VITO
- Anbumozhi Venkatachalam, Senior Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia
- Hannah Helmke, Managing Director, right. based on science
- Geert Verachtert, Director Strategy and Business Development, Van Roey nv
- Bruno Van Parys, Corporate Sustainability Sr Officer – Sustainable Portfolio Management Solvay Sustainable Development & Energy

Wayne VisserHannah HelmkeMaarten DuboisPieter Van den SteenVenkatachalam AnbumohziGeert VerachtertBruno Van Parys

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