Session 2: Aspiring Change-Makers

The panel session Aspiring Change-Makers delved into the critical theme of integrating societal change into thought leadership. Our global speakers highlighted that key metrics and values, reaching influential business leaders, and embedding social concerns within your broader thought leadership portfolio are key strategies for effecting positive change.

Key Takeaways

  • The urgency of climate action: The session emphasized the urgent need to address climate change, with just 318 working days remaining until 2025, the year greenhouse gas emissions must peak to achieve Paris Agreement targets.
  • Confidence in sustainability goals: While many businesses support Sustainable Development Goals, the session revealed a growing lack of confidence in achieving these targets, with only 7% of companies on track to reach net-zero emissions.
  • Insights for Action: Panelists emphasized the importance of thought leadership in delivering insights that enable action, such as in addressing world poverty and advancing gender equality.
  • The Interconnected Nature of ESG: Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues were highlighted as interconnected, with social change gaining importance alongside environmental concerns. Providing credible data and evidence is essential for success in these endeavors.

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