The programme of the SDG Action Day is announced!

Cultured meat from the lab, mathematics against hunger, and inclusiveness in education. T hese are three themes that will be discussed during the virtual SDG Action Day on 25 September. The SDG Action Day is organized by SDG Nederland, in partnership with a.o. Global Compact Network Netherlands. This year, under the theme Decade of Transformation, we will look at the important transitions needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in 2030. With inspiring speakers and 38 in-depth workshops, we have a broader program than ever before. But the urgency to get started is also greater than ever with only 10 years to go. Ingrid Thijssen, chairman of VNO-NCW, will speak during the plenary program and will pay attention to the initiative of Global Compact Network Netherlands concerning stakeholder involvement and how this can increase the impact on the SDGs. So get inspired, share your knowledge and start new partnerships on the day for SDG professionals, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and students in the Netherlands. Tickets are now on sale from €10,-.

Transformations That what it is all about on 25 September at the 2020 edition of the SDG Action Day. What structural changes do we need on the road to a sustainable 2030? Because the coronavirus has once again made us realize that we have to do things differently. That is why we are talking to Stientje van Veldhoven (State Secretary for Infrastructure and Water Management) about the transition to a fully circular economy, and with Ingrid Thijssen (incoming VNO-NCW chairman) we are looking at inclusive employment.

We ask Feike Sijbesma (coronation envoy and initiator NL 2025) about his focus points for the next 10 years, and National SDG Coordinator Sandra Pellegrom comes up with a state of affairs about the SDG’s in the Netherlands. Talitha Muusse, from Coalition Y, subjects the speakers to critical questions, and Miss Netherlands and NVVN-ambassador Sharon Pieksma puts the celebration of 75 years UN in the spotlight and ends the day with a DJ set during the virtual network drinks.


During the SDG Action Day Global Compact Network Netherlands organizes one of the 38 workshops. During this workshop our Senior Sustainability Advisor, Hugo van Meijenfeldt, will tell you more about the steps you can take as a company to implement the SDGs, using the program developed by UNGC, the SDG Ambition. SDG Ambition.

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