Date &time: 26 October 2020, 14:00 – 15:30 Beirut time (UTC+3)
Building on the findings of the Arab Sustainable Development Report 2020 (ASDR 2020), the first in the region to offer a quantitative and qualitative analysis of all 17 SDGs, ESCWA and the UN Global Compact are pleased to invite you to a discussion on:
- What are the main barriers preventing businesses from taking transformative and ambitious steps to contribute to the SDGs?
- In a post-COVID era of disrupted and realigned supply chains, what opportunities exist to embed the SDGs into sustainable corporatepractices?
- Which kind of support is needed by SMEs in the Arab region, including those embedded in regional and global supply chains, to align with theSDGs?
- What practical steps can be taken by businesses, governments, and other stakeholders to help progress towards the SDGs?
Ms. Alexandra Tarazi, Senior Manager, Global Operations, UN Global Compact
Ms. Maisaa Youssef, ASDR 2020 Lead Author, ESCWA
Snap shot presentations:
ASDR Key Messages, Ms. Maisaa Youssef,ESCWA
2020 UN Global Compact Progress Report, Ms. Sue Allchurch, UN Global Compact
Panel 1: Challenges and Opportunities in the Private Sector’s Advancement of the SDGs
Ms. Ghada Hammouda, Chief Sustainability & Marketing Officer, Qalaa Holdings
Ms. Kate Willoughby, Head of Global Sustainability & Impact, DP World
Ms. Muna Merghani, Chief Human Resources & Sustainability Officer, Haggar Group
Panel 2: Mobilizing SMEs and Supply Chains towards the 2030 Agenda
Mr. Raji Hattar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Aramex
Ms. May Makhzoumi, President, Makhzoumi Foundation Mr. Khalid Ennda, CEO, Youth-In
Q&A: Wrap-up and Next Steps
Join us! Please register at this link:
The webinar will be in English with Arabic translation and broadcast live on YouTube here.