Responsible Company: Are the SDGs fit for purpose?

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Are the SDGs fit for purpose? The pandemic saw progress against the SDGs in five years reversed over 9 months. Are the present construction of the 17 SDGs and sub-goals sophisticated enough to manage interconnected ESG issues and severe global economic, environmental and social impact? Have the SDGs been a game-changer for responsible investment? How accessible is data related to the SDGs? Are companies aligning with the SDGs? For companies, what are the enablers, common barriers and potential solutions for SDG implementation? Is the SDG framework incentivising enough for the company and its value/supply chain to increase their work to effectively manage impacts and also create positive impacts? What is the current funding situation of the SDGs? Speakers: Niall O’Shea, Managing Director, Discern Sustainability Limited Robbie Miles, Portfolio Manager, Thematic and Sustainable Equities, Allianz Global Investors Eli Reisman, Associate Director of Product Management, Truvalue Labs, a Factset company Moderator: Helen Wood-Gush, Responsible Investor

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