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Integrating Climate Action into your Business Model: Ideas for Entrepreneurs

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm, 16 April 2019

Fast Forward 2030: Climate Action

In this event we ask, "how can entrepreneurs integrate climate action into their business models, so as to deliver on the aims of both the UN SDGs and the Paris Agreement, and limit warming to 1.5C?"

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Cost

£10.00

Organiser

Evie Calder

Location

WeWork Labs
70 Wilson Street
London
EC2A 2DB
United Kingdom

Integrating Climate Action into your Business Model: Ideas for Entrepreneurs 

A better world depends upon our ability to generate new ideas and build new systems that can better channel human, social and financial efforts towards the SDGs. Entrepreneurs are essential to this. They are key to creating the innovations that will enable us to go beyond and reach the SDGs with the resources we have.

Every other month, we bring together aspiring entrepreneurs, founders, investors, sustainability professionals and students to consider the role entrepreneurs play in meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

This Event
This April, we're focusing on SDG 13, which calls on us to "take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”

Climate change is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries, and hindering their ability to secure a prosperous future. A recent report by the IPCC warns we only have 11 years to prevent climate catastrophe. To limit global warming to 1.5C, global net CO2 emissions must drop by 45% by 2030 and reach net zero around 2050.

However, current pledges under the Paris Agreement cover just a third of the emissions reductions necessary to limit warming to 2C. Urgent and innovative action is needed from all sectors to help close this gap. 

In this event we ask, how can entrepreneurs integrate climate action into their business models, so as to deliver on the aims of both the UN SDGs and the Paris Agreement, and limit warming to 1.5C? 

Your ticket includes:

  • A great talk and Q&A session from our guest speakers, chaired by Olivia Sibony, Head of Impact Investment at SeedTribe.

  • Networking and chatting with speakers and the board members of Fast Forward 2030

  • Free ethical & sustainably sourced drinks and canapés from Elsyia Catering & Toast Ale

Speakers Announced
Gaetan Cuvillier, Co-founder & CEO of HOPES
Agnes Czako, Co-founder of AirEx
Marc Zornes, Co-founder & CEO of Winnow


About Fast Forward 2030
Fast Forward 2030 is a network and platform of entrepreneurs who believe that in order to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), entrepreneurs need to incorporate them into their business models. 

Why the UN SDGs?
They are the first comprehensive plan for the whole of humanity to flourish within the means of the planet. This makes them a good framework for people who want to have an impact

They also set a direct challenge to the private sector by insisting that the environmental and social impact of the way we do business can no longer be an afterthought. They need to be at the very heart of how, and why our economies and businesses function. Fast Forward 2030 exists to encourage and inspire businesses that embody this.

The Institute for Global Prosperity
The Institute for Global Prosperity was launched in 2014 to develop a boader notion of prosperity for a sustainable and prosperous future. For more details on the MSc in Global Prosperity, PhDs, or our short courses in entrepreneurship, click here.