acondas participated at the Global Goals Forum 2019 in Berlin.
As a member of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), acondas took part in the Global Goals Forum 2019 of the UNGC German Network. acondas’ Managing Director Andreas Florissen participated the annual conference which took place in the Representative Office of Deutsche Telekom AG in Berlin on October 10th. Participants of the 500 UNGC German Network companies as well as numerous NGOs discussed the question whether the UN’s Agenda 2030, i.e. the fulfilment of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) together with its 169 sub-goals, can still be achieved.The positive resume: It is not too late yet. Numerous promising projects and initiatives by both companies and NGOs have been started. The technical development in combination with a strong will for change are good preconditions for the achievement of the 2030 goals, although it still requires a huge multi-stakeholder effort.
Several famous guest speakers and experts, among them the futurologist Prof. Dr. Harald Welzer, the Chairwoman of the German Council for Sustainable Development Marlehn Thieme and the CHRO of Evonik Industries Thomas Wessel, gave inspiring contributions to the discussions. In workshops, the participants had the opportunity to discuss selected topics such as “Partnerships for the Goals” in more detail.
acondas draws a positive resume of the conference: As member of the UN Global Compact we will continue to engage for the Global Goals. We took away several ideas and inspirations on measures that we can implement in our firm and take to our clients.