The first BforPlanet, an event aimed at promoting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the commercial sector, will bring together some of the world’s leading sustainability and development organizations.
The United Nations, through the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme), the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), the World Bank, and the WWF are among the participants in the event, which will take place on July 7 and 8 at Fira de Barcelona’s Montjuic venue (World Wide Fund for Nature).
BforPlanet’s programme, organized by Fira de Barcelona with funding from the Barcelona City Council, will be divided into five themes: partnerships, sustainable growth, climate action, innovation, and social inclusion.
Independent experts, senior representatives from international institutions and organizations, and private sector executives will present various strategies in the fields of sustainability and the implementation of the SDGs in business activity, with the goal of generating new business opportunities, expanding markets, and creating jobs.
Amazon, Coca-Cola, Aigües de Barcelona, Danone, Unilever, Renfe, and BBVA are just a handful of the corporations highlighted. As a result, specific examples and solutions for the transformation of business models in areas like the blue economy, pollution prevention, the circular economy, energy efficiency, gender equality, public-private partnerships, and the provision of safe drinking water and food will be showcased around the world.
Speaking at the first BforPlanet is Luis Felipe López-Calva, Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for Latin America and the Caribbean, Augusto López-Claros, the World Bank’s Director of Global Indicators and Analysis, Yolanda Garcia, a member of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy, Rodolfo Lacy, the OECD’s Director of the Environment, Former WWF President and Ecuadorian Minister of the Environment Yolanda Kakabadse The WWF’s Global Leader for Climate and Energy, Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Cristina Sánchez, Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact’s Spanish network, Marcello Palazzi, co-founder of B Lab Europe, Ana Palencia, Director of Communication and Sustainable Business at Unilever, Marcello Palazzi, co-founder of B Lab Europe, Marcello Palazzi, co-founder of B Lab Europe, Marcello Palazzi, co-founder of B Lab Europe, Joan Roca, chef at the Celler de Can Roca, and Odile Rodrguez de la Fuente Parmentier, naturalist and environmentalist.
BforPlanet may be followed on its digital streaming platform to expand its reach and audience, allowing professionals from many disciplines and backgrounds to access its material.