December 9-10 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:
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.
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 Chat: Transformational 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.