STEP into a Better World: A call to action
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STEP into a Better World: A call to action

December 9-10 2020 

Online event

EU Business School, through ONResearch, together with Impact17 and other event partners invite you to join in a refreshing impact-oriented event: “STEP into a Better World: A call to action”. For this initiative, the 17 SDGs have been collated into four accessible themes:
Sustainable society
Technology & innovation
Environment & Nature
Partnering for a better world
ONResearch will be hosting sessions to deliberate on the topic of Sustainable Society on December 9, 2020.

 

A society is defined by its key components, some of which include the choices people make; the infrastructure and its relationship with the environment; commerce and trade. Sustainable societies are the ones where citizens make informed decisions for today and into the future. These are societies where human habitation is symbiotic with the environment; where resources work for as many people as possible; and where there is enough financial inclusion to allow for socio-economic stability and continuity.

As action architects for Sustainable Society, the EU Business School through its research arm ONResearch, joins Impact17 to host four sessions to deliberate on sustainable societies around the key questions:

 

  • How should behavioural theory evolve to ensure better decision making for sustainable living? Or how can behavioural theory be leveraged to encourage better decision making for sustainable living?
  • How can we design smart, interconnected and sustainable habitats that work for humanity today and into the future?
  • How can we take advantage of advancements in technology to improve financial inclusion and empower communities for more sustainable resource management?

 

 

STEP into a Better World presents the platform for a timely discussion on sustainable societies and offers the opportunity to analyse this concept through its core elements.

AGENDA

11:00 – 12:00

Panel 1: #thehumanexperience: model Behaviour for Sustainable Living

Moderator: Svetlana Elinova, Managing Editor, ONResearch

 

Borrowing from human behaviour can guide day to day decision making towards sustainable living. In addition to understanding human behaviour, there is an opportunity to influence how businesses design products and services, and to integrate sustainable thinking along all levels of the value chain.

 

 

 

12:00 – 13:00

Panel 2: Petabyte Cities: Design an Inter-Connected Future

Moderator: Margaryta Pugach, Research and Design Associate, ONResearch

 

In the 4th Industrial Revolution, we can build smarter cities that re-imagine human habitation for us and the environment. Designing sustainable habitats will be possible when there is a greater understanding of the shared value to be had from these investments.

 

 

 

13:00 – 14:00

Panel 3: Paying for Lunch Tomorrow: Maximise the Fintech Revolution

 

Moderator: Ugochukwu Ikpeazu, Partnerships Coordinator and Research Associate, ONResearch

 

Fintech solutions are evolving! Sustainability is in how we maximise these solutions for better resource management and financial inclusion. From digital currencies to mobile money, these solutions present us with the best opportunity yet to sustainably propel societies out of poverty and into the next phase of socio-economic development.

 

 

 

14:00 – 15:00

Fireside ChatTransformational Thinking: Take the Geneva Model

Moderator: Suddha Chakravartti, Editor-in-Chief, ONResearch

 

A look at Geneva and how we can evolve the leadership model of sustainability, as well as the city as a facilitator for key discussions.

SPEAKERS

Dirk Craen
President, EU Business School
Luc Craen
Vice President & Managing Director, EU Business School
Crispin Conroy
Representative Director, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Vincent Subilia
Director General, Geneva Chamber of Commerce (CCIG)
Marion Jansen
Chief Economist, Director – Division of Market Development, ITC
H.E. Nasir Ahmad Andisha
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations in Geneva
Jaroslaw Ponder
Head of the ITU Office for Europe
Pradeep Kakkattil
Director of Innovations, UNAIDS
Rolf Olsen
CEO & Founder, LEIDAR
Ivan Ureta
Associate professor, SUPSI; Adjunct professor, IE Business School
Yannick Heiniger
Partnership Manager, Office for Digital Transformation and Data, ICRC
Andrew Andrea
CEO, Alliance4Impact
Olivier Brenninkmeijer
Academic Dean, Munich Campus, EU Business School
Moz Siddiqui
Senior Manager, Strategic Innovation,
Gavi the Vaccine Alliance
Judit Kozenkow
Professor of Economics, EU Business School
Abbas Ahmed Abdullah AlBasha
DBA Candidate, EU Business School
Stef de Jong
Academic Dean, Swiss Campuses, EU Business School
Svetlana Elinova
Registrar, EU Business School
Suddha Chakravartti
Head of Research, EU Business School
Dirk Craen
President, EU Business School

 

Luc Craen
Vice President & Managing Director, EU Business School

 

Crispin Conroy
Representative Director, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

 

Pradeep Kakkattil
Director of Innovations, UNAIDS

 

Marion Jansen
Chief Economist, Director – Division of Market Development, ITC

 

Yuvan Beejadhur
Founder & Managing Partner, Beejadhur Ocean Solutions / Ex Advisor, World Bank

 

Jaroslaw Ponder
Head of the ITU Office for Europe

 

Rolf Olsen
CEO & Founder, LEIDAR

 

Philipp Haeseli
CEO, Drink & Donate

 

Ivan Ureta
Associate professor, SUPSI; Adjunct professor, IE Business School

 

Yannick Heiniger
Partnership Manager, Office for Digital Transformation and Data, ICRC

 

 

H.E. Nasir Ahmad Andisha
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the United Nations in Geneva

 

Andrew Andrea
CEO, Alliance4Impact

 

Abbas Ahmed Abdullah AlBasha
DBA Candidate, EU Business School

 

Gonzalo Wandosell
Dean of the Law and Business Faculty at the Catholic University of Murcia (UCAM)

 

Luisa Meneghetti
Global Shapers Geneva Hub

 

Houman Goudarzi
Head of BI & Industry Engagement, IATA
Academic Dean, Munich Campus, EU Business School

 

Judit Kozenkow
Professor of Economics, EU Business School

 

Stef de Jong
Academic Dean, Swiss Campuses, EU Business School

 

Svetlana Elinova
Registrar, EU Business School

 

Olivier Brenninkmeijer
Academic Dean, Munich Campus, EU Business School

 

Suddha Chakravartti
Head of Research, EU Business School