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How Can Business Partner to Be a Transformative Force in Society?

A Dialogue on the Meaning of Sustainability

Thursday, 10. June 2021 - 12:00 to 13:30


All sectors of society - governments, business, civil society, and the media - have critical roles to play in establishing a world in which every community is just, peaceful, and sustainable. Yet, do we as businesspeople have a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to make businesses, jobs, and lives sustainable? Can we share a common international vision of what is needed? Are we willing to undertake shared coherent actions?

Join the Initiatives of Change Business & Economy Program for a series of six interactive international seminars exploring the different facets of sustainability and how they integrate into the business sector. Each seminar will feature keynote speakers, open debate, and opportunity for exchange in small groups. Participate in an informative exchange of ideas for the purpose of inspired action!

Upcoming Seminar

How Can Business Partner to Be a Transformative Force in Society?

10 June, 12:00 - 13:30 GMT

Governments, business, civil society and the media, all have critical roles to play in establishing and sustaining a world in which communities and individuals can live in fairness and harmony, but Business has a key role to play.

Ros Tennyson

Ros Tennyson is a specialist of cross-sector partnering and partneship brokerage. She worked almost 20 years for the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) and co-founded The Partnering Initiative and the Partnership Brokers Project.


Antonio HautleAntonio Hautle heads Global Compact Network Switzerland & Liechtenstein an organisation which supports companies that have adopted some of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of their objectives.


Both will draw on their extensive experience to help participants explore how to create, join or support effective partnerships to turn business into a transformative force for good in society.

After hearing each keynote speaker's presentation, there will be an open sharing of ideas and experiences between participants, with confidential exchanges in small groups, and questions to the speakers. The session will last 90 minutes, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. GMT (check your local time difference here).

This meeting is part of Initiatives of Change Business & Economy programme series on the Meaning of Sustainability.

Find out by joining the upcoming seminar!


Please note that this event will be held on Zoom - we advise that you ensure your Zoom application, whether on desktop, browser, or mobile device, is the most current version. Please see Zoom Updates for more details.



Antoine Jaulmes

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