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  • Masterclass: Business Benefits of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    22 May 2019

    This event is organised by Ethical Finance Hub

    Date: 22 May 2019

    Location: The Grassmarket Project, Edinburgh


    This practitioner-led course will provide you with an introduction to the SDGs, how the Scottish Government is embracing them, what they mean to the financial services sector and the role your organisation can play in tapping into the economic opportunities estimated by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission to be worth at least US$12 trillion a year by 2030. It will look at the challenge in balancing the three dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social and environmental and provide practical guidance on as to how your organisation can positively embrace the SDGs.

    It will help you to:

    • Understand the scale and scope of the SDGs (including approach taken by Scottish Government)
    • Appreciate the business opportunities presented by the SDGs
    • Understand the role of finance in delivering the SDGs and what the leading financial institutions are doing (including an introduction to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment and UN Principles for Responsible Banking)
    • Identify what the SDGs mean to your organisation and the practical steps that can be taken to progress them

    Topics Covered

    1. Demystifying the SDGs
    2. Mainstreaming the SDGs at the national level
    3. Understanding the relevance to business
    4. Implications for Financial services sector
    5. Practical tools for embedding the SDGs

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