Wednesday 07
The following schedule is in the GMT+1 Time Zone.
09:00h
Save to calendar 07-07-2021 09:3007-07-2021 09:40Europe/MadridPlanet in Need. Business in Action

BForPlanet provides a platform for debate and engagement around the issues facing humanity in the coming years. The event aims to be a crucial cog not only in tackling climate change, but also in enabling a shift towards creating a sustainable, more rewarding economy to build strong relationships and partnerships. We’re calling on everyone who is willing to be part of the solution, not the problem, to join us and talk about the vital need to be active and fight for our increasingly threatened world. 

Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online

Planet in Need. Business in Action

BforPlanet #Agenda 2030, #Alliances, #Business Models, #Collaboration, #Global Goals, #Sustainable Development Goals
09:30h - 09:40h (GMT+1) Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
Save to calendar 07-07-2021 09:4007-07-2021 10:10Europe/MadridOdile Rodriguez de la Fuente | Keynote Session | Climate for Change

Humanity is facing the greatest challenge it has ever encountered in its short but proliferous history. The main lesson we can draw, from the current systemic crisis, is that we cannot continue living, collectively and individually, against nature. But what if the current climate crisis was an opportunity to learn from our mistakes and rethink our identity? How are nature-based solutions helping achieve this goal? Can we really relate to our environment in a much healthier and wise way?

Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
10:00h
Save to calendar 07-07-2021 10:1507-07-2021 11:05Europe/MadridTurning Climate Action Risks into Opportunities

Companies can and should focus on reducing emissions by 1.5ºC, and commit to being net-zero, while still making higher profits. But what are the best ways to manage climate risks and at the same time explore their inherent opportunities? How can we address changes in the market and regulatory environment? And how do we speed up the low-carbon transition?

 

SDGs: 7,12,13,15,17

Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
11:00h
Save to calendar 07-07-2021 11:5007-07-2021 13:00Europe/MadridInauguration: Resilient Governance is Good Governance

If there’s one thing the COVID-19 crisis has taught us, it’s that local problems need to be fought with global coordination. The 2030 Agenda is a blueprint for moving towards new and improved forms of international governance, focusing on the human aspects of growth, justice and well-being. We’re now at a crossroads of the next stage of human development – one that can only be by and for the many, not the few. Living together, deciding together.

 

SDGs: 1, 3, 8, 9, 11, 16, 17

Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
13:00h
Save to calendar 07-07-2021 13:0007-07-2021 13:40Europe/MadridBetter Together: Partnerships for the Planet

Developing peaceful, inclusive societies is the key to successful sustainable development, but it hinges on major global partnerships: the private, public and social sectors need to join forces and make use of all the resources at their disposal. BforPlanet is a platform for creating and boosting these partnerships, bringing us closer to hitting the goals laid out in the 2030 Agenda.

 

SDGs: 16,17

 
Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
Save to calendar 07-07-2021 13:4507-07-2021 14:15Europe/MadridActivating Strategic Alliances

Strategic alliances among all sectors and stakeholders are key to ensure that we collectively remain on track towards the objectives outlined in the Agenda 2030. Yet forging new multi-stakeholder partnerships and also novel partnership platforms requires new capacities to build back together after covid-19. How can these partnerships be articulated to be at the service of society?

 

SDGs: 16, 17

Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
15:00h
Save to calendar 07-07-2021 15:1507-07-2021 15:55Europe/MadridCorporate Purpose: from Trend to Reality

The traditional focus on shareholder value is changing, and fast. It’s no longer just about making money; corporate purpose is also a major game-changer. For most companies, however, that doesn’t go much further than a carefully crafted statement purpose. What should corporate purpose really be about? And what should be the principles guiding it?

 

SDGs: 7,8,9,12

 
Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
16:00h
Save to calendar 07-07-2021 16:0007-07-2021 16:40Europe/MadridSustainability Meets Profitability

These days, sustainable practices aren’t just the icing on the cake: they’re a recipe for growth and profit, letting companies mitigate risks, lower costs, and shape future markets matching consumers’ beliefs. So, how can business leaders hit the right balance between what they need in the short-term and what’s best in the long-term? Is there a winning formula for combining profitability with sustainability?

 

SDGs: 7,8,9,12

 
Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
Save to calendar 07-07-2021 16:4507-07-2021 17:05Europe/MadridGiorgio Busnelli | Inspirational Talk | The Climate Pledge & Amazon

Amazon and Global Optimism joined forces in 2019 to launch The Climate Pledge, an initiative aimed at bringing together companies from all over the world to be net zero carbon across their business by 2040, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. Today, more than 100 companies are committed to implement decarbonization strategies by investing in renewable energy, electric vehicles, and nature-based solutions. Innovation is powering sustainability.

 

SDGs: 7,9,12,13,15,17

 
Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online

Giorgio Busnelli | Inspirational Talk | The Climate Pledge & Amazon

BforPlanet #Business Models, #Climate Emergency, #Decarbonisation, #Low Emissions Tech, #Net-Zero, #Renewables, #Zero Emissions
16:45h - 17:05h (GMT+1) Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
17:00h
Save to calendar 07-07-2021 17:4007-07-2021 18:15Europe/MadridThe Recovery Plan for a Green & Digital Europe

We need more than a recovery plan: we need to grab this once in a lifetime chance to emerge stronger from the pandemic, transform our economies, create opportunities and jobs for the Europe where we want to live. With the vision, the plan, and an agreed investment of 750 billion euros, we have everything we need to make it happen. It’s now time to get to work and make Europe greener, more digital and more resilient.

 

SDGs: 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 16, 17

 
Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
18:00h
Save to calendar 07-07-2021 18:2007-07-2021 19:10Europe/MadridFlagship Projects for NextGenerationEU Programme

European funds provide administrations with an exceptional opportunity to carry out projects that would not usually fit their budget. As such, the pandemic opens doors to structural changes with a lasting impact for the future. What are the most unique projects out there? Which are the most innovative, with the greatest impact and capacity to transform society? We’re looking for the initiatives that ensure the pandemic's legacy is a prosperous future.

 

SDGs: 7, 11, 12, 13, 15, 17

 
Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
Thursday 08
The following schedule is in the GMT+1 Time Zone.
09:00h
Save to calendar 08-07-2021 09:3008-07-2021 09:40Europe/MadridLaia Bonet | Inspirational Talk | New Economic 2030 Agenda through Innovation

Barcelona is building up an economic strategy for the next decade based on innovation to achieve the SDG Goals and to make the city able to adapt to challenges such as the ecological and digital transitions which have been speeded up by the pandemic.

 

SDGs: 8,9,10,11,12,13

Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online

Laia Bonet | Inspirational Talk | New Economic 2030 Agenda through Innovation

BforPlanet #Agenda 2030, #Economic Models, #Global Goals, #Green Deal, #Innovation Ecosystems, #Responsible Consumption, #Responsible Economy
09:30h - 09:40h (GMT+1) Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
Save to calendar 08-07-2021 09:4508-07-2021 10:35Europe/MadridWhy Corporate Innovation Needs Transformation

Innovation needs transformation. Before taking action, however, we need to improve skills and alter processes to create change of real value. How can technological innovation be made to serve sustainable development? What are the best practices and sustainable developments at the service of the 2030 Agenda?

 

SDGs: 6,7,9,11,12

Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
10:00h
Save to calendar 08-07-2021 10:4008-07-2021 11:00Europe/MadridAugusto López-Claros | Keynote Session | Lessons from COVID-19 and the Future of the SDGs

COVID-19 has been the most intense economic crisis since the Great Depression. It has reversed many of the development gains of the past 3 decades, including in the fight against extreme poverty. What are the lessons learned and why is it vitally important to build upon them to create a more sustainable, equitable world, with opportunity for all? And what are the likely costs of inaction as we confront global risks on multiple fronts?

 

SDGs: 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 16, 17

 
Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online

Augusto López-Claros | Keynote Session | Lessons from COVID-19 and the Future of the SDGs

BforPlanet #Agenda 2030, #Civil Society, #COVID-19, #Multilevel Governance, #Pandemics, #PPP, #Recovery
10:40h - 11:00h (GMT+1) Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
11:00h
Save to calendar 08-07-2021 11:0508-07-2021 11:45Europe/MadridSafe Food and Water for All

According to the World Health Organization, 1.1 billion people worldwide don’t have access to safe, clean drinking water. This naturally leads to major health concerns around food, too. To solve this problem, we need the input of experts from across different industries and sectors. Beyond the social and health benefits, what’s the positive economic and environmental impact of ensuring safe food and water for all?

 

SDGs: 2,3,6,12,14

 
Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
12:00h
Save to calendar 08-07-2021 12:1008-07-2021 13:00Europe/MadridGender Equality: a Must-Have for Economic Growth

Beyond a huge social issue, gender inequality is a massive economic challenge. According to the EU, improving gender equality would increase the EU’s GDP per capita by 6.1 to 9.6%, create an additional 10.5 million jobs by 2050, and improve staff retention, access to talent, or opportunities for innovation. So how can we help close the gender gap and enable this economic growth?

 

SDGs: 4,5,8,10,16

 
Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
13:00h
Save to calendar 08-07-2021 13:0508-07-2021 13:55Europe/MadridThe Fight for a Pollution-Free Planet

Pollution is a major problem for our health. There have been efforts made to tackle it on various fronts: new forms of urban transport, clean energy, responsible consumption… but is it enough? What’s left to be done? What opportunities can be grabbed to make sure everyone has a clean environment?

 

SDGs: 7,9,11,12,13,15

 
Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
15:00h
Save to calendar 08-07-2021 15:0008-07-2021 15:15Europe/MadridFelix Finkbeiner | Interview | Why We Need a Trillion Trees

Planting billions of trees worldwide has great potential to tackle the climate crisis, as it's one of the most efficient ways to capture CO2. In fact, one trillion trees could buy us up to 15 years to reduce our emissions to zero, while contributing to livelihoods and biodiversity. But is this feasible? How can we restore forests to keep temperature rise below 2Cº?

 

SDGs: 4, 13, 15

 
Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online

Felix Finkbeiner | Interview | Why We Need a Trillion Trees

BforPlanet #Awareness, #Climate Emergency, #Decarbonisation, #GHG Emissions, #Global Warming, #Mitigation, #Net-Zero
15:00h - 15:15h (GMT+1) Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
Save to calendar 08-07-2021 15:2008-07-2021 16:00Europe/MadridBlue Economy: Living with the Oceans and from the Oceans

Our oceans give us food, well-being, materials, energy, and generate vast amounts of wealth – but the goods and services they provide will only be available as long as they’re in good health. Untold damage has been done in recent years, with around 50% of biodiversity lost. It’s time for the Blue Economy: a new industry where science, business and technology work together to restore the oceans, and an amazing growth opportunity in segments such as biotechnology, regenerative economy, and renewable energy.

 

SDGs: 2, 7, 13, 14

Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
16:00h
Save to calendar 08-07-2021 16:3008-07-2021 17:10Europe/MadridFinancing Models to Fuel Green Startups

From Angel Investors to public financing and venture capitalists, a deep understanding of different financing opportunities is critical for startups at all stages in order to ensure they can grow and reach their potential. In this panel, we’ll discuss several sources of financing for sustainable startups with experts from different perspectives.

 

SDGs: 7,8,9,10,11,12,13

 
Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
17:00h
Save to calendar 08-07-2021 17:1508-07-2021 18:15Europe/MadridStartups Pitch Competition

Startups@BforPlanet is the event’s platform to support the innovative companies that are promoting a more sustainable society and economy. In this edition it takes the form of a Pitch Competition co-organized with AticcoLab, giving finalists from our Call for Startups the chance to present their initiatives, gain visibility and win an aid package. An essential event to find out about the latest the sustainable projects!

 

SDGs: 7,8,9,10,11,12,13

 
Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
18:00h
Save to calendar 08-07-2021 18:2008-07-2021 19:00Europe/MadridStronger Profits Through Circular Economy

We’re edging further along the path to a Circular Economy, and when we get there, we’ll find major benefits. As well as helping restore our natural systems, the CE also represents a potential global growth of USD 4.5 trillion by 2030. What opportunities to change business practices does this bring? And what circular business models can companies take advantage of to improve productivity while reducing costs?

 

SDGs: 6,7,11,12,13,15

Barcelona (Montjuïc Venue) & Online
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