ICC-Microsoft Webinar: UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

07 Apr 2022

Online English
17:00 (UTC + 1:00) Paris, Brussels, Madrid

We are pleased to announce an ICC-Microsoft Webinar on the theme: "The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – A deep dive into digital technologies and innovations as a means to accelerate the Global Goals." The webinar will discuss the private sector’s contribution to the implementation of the SDGs, in collaboration with a wide range of partners in the UN and civil society, to foster a sustainable future where everyone has access to the benefits it provides and the opportunities it creates. The event will focus on SDGs 8, 9 and 13 and will showcase Microsoft’s programmes and contribution.

While we often focus on “financing” the Global Goals, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognized technology, innovation and capacity building, and data as some of the other essential “means of implementation” for delivering the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. ICC and Microsoft believe that the digital transformation of the global economy, and bridging the digital divide, will make a real difference in addressing the challenges underlying the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and will contribute to more effective implementation. As envisioned in SDG17, partnerships will play a crucial role as vehicles for mobilizing and sharing knowledge, expertise, technologies, and financial resources. Technology can be a positive force in transforming our world and people’s lives when it is developed and used in trusted, responsible, and inclusive ways. This webinar will examine the benefits of technology when it is placed in the hands of those who are addressing our most pressing societal challenges—so they can have a greater impact. Read more about how Microsoft is contributing to each of the SDGs and ICC’s Declaration on the Next Century.

17:00-17:10

Opening remarks

  • Andrew Wilson, Global Policy Director and Permanent Observer to the United Nations, ICC, New York

17:10-17:15

Introduction

Microsoft SDG report and the Microsoft speakers

  • Daniel Akinmade Emejulu, Program Manger, UN Affairs, Microsoft

17:15-17:30

SDG 8

Speakers will set the scene on challenges around the future of work and Microsoft’s work in this regard.

  • Kitrhona Cerri, Executive Director, TASC Platform, Geneva Graduate Institute
  • Naria Santa Lucia, General Manager, Digital Inclusion, Microsoft Philanthropies

17:30-17:45

SDG 9

Speakers will discuss ICC’s and Microsoft’s digital engagement.

  • Timea Suto, Digital Lead, ICC, Paris
  • Zena Kebede,Technical Program Manager, Technology and Corporate Responsibility, Airband, Microsoft

17:45-18:00

SDG 13

Speakers will provide a brief on ICC’s leadership in climate action and Microsoft’s work in this regard.

  • Raelene Martin, Sustainability Lead, ICC, Paris
  • Amy Luers, Global Lead, Sustainability Science, Microsoft

18:00-18:15

Audience Q&A

18:15-18:25

Reflections

Speakers will present their work, including through engagement with the private sector (SDG 17).

  • Henrique PaciniEconomic Affaires Officer, UNCTAD

18:25-18:30

Closing Remarks

  • Jean-Yves Art, Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft

Jean-Yves Art

Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Microsoft

Daniel Akinmade Emejulu

Program Manger, UN Affairs, Microsoft

Kitrhona Cerri

Executive Director, TASC Platform, Geneva Graduate Institute

Zena Kebede

Technical Program Manager, Technology and Corporate Responsibility, Airband, Microsoft

Amy Luers

Global Lead, Sustainability Science, Microsoft

Raelene Martin

Sustainability Lead, ICC, Paris

Henrique Pacini

Economic Affaires Officer, UNCTAD

Naria Santa Lucia

General Manager, Digital Inclusion, Microsoft Philanthropies

Timea Suto

Digital Lead, ICC, Paris

Andrew Wilson

Global Policy Director and Permanent Observer to the United Nations, ICC, New York

Date and venue

7 April 2022

Online

Working language English
Registration Free of charge

For further information, please contact:

Crispin Conroy

ICC Representative Director and Permanent Observer to the United Nations

Daniel Akinmade Emejulu

Program Manager, UN Affairs, Microsoft

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