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Publisert: 24.08.2016

From global goals to national action – The SDG as driving forces for innovation & competitiveness

20. oktober 2016 kl. 06:00 - 06:00

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From global goals to national action
The Sustainable development goals as driving forces for innovation & competitiveness

PF Innovativt Nettverk and Innovation Forum Norway invite you to an interactive sustainability workshop as part of the official program of Oslo Innovation Week. The workshop is about sharing experiences across businesses linked to how the UN sustainability goals (SDG) can be a driver for innovation and global competitiveness. The goal is for you to get new ideas and concrete solutions to go back to your team and apply to your daily business. You will also establish a new network for future collaboration or as a resource in your sustainability process. We wish you very sustainably welcome!

This is an event for business managers and leaders who has either successfully applied or just started the business strategy for sustainability. It applies to both new and established businesses. We will highlight best practice cases based on the following SDGs:

  • Goal 3: Good health and wellbeing
  • Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production
  • Goal 14: Life below water

These targets are selected based on the priority areas for Norwegian innovation and global competitiveness emphasised by Innovation Norway, SIVA and the Norwegian Research Council.

For more information on the workshop, visit the Oslo Innovation Week official site or our Facebook event.

Background: From words to action through innovation
In January the Secretary-General of the UN appointed PM Erna Solberg as one of two world leaders to co-chair the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) committee. Their task is to promote actions that will translate the goals into practice. This implies substantial changes for business, government, NGOs and individuals – and the collaboration across. The business sector will play a key role by contributing with experience, new ideas and creative solutions that enables new spaces for participation. On the other hand policies that can facilitate for common mobilization has a crucial role to create incentives for businesses to take action.

We have to make the strategically right decisions to strengthen our future competitiveness today. If not, we risk becoming losers in the global competition. The future competitiveness is green.

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