Published on: Sep 23, 2019 | Written by: Aymori Duncan
WHAT: The Global Enabling Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) is publishing a new report, #DigitalWithPurpose-Delivering a SMARter2030, during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and Climate Week NYC 2019. This report done by Deloitte identifies and quantifies the ways in which digital technologies, both established and cutting edge, are capable of delivering transformative impact against each of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), while also exploring where these technologies can have a negative impact. The report – which draws on input from academics, key international NGOs and over 500 use cases – also provides specific recommendations and actions for all who are committed to taking on the 2030 Agenda and helping move the world onto a sustainable path.
There will be two events hosted during UNGA and Climate Week NYC 2019 to support the launch of the report and discuss key findings. The following events are targeted at leaders who support the broader SDG agenda, have strong views on how technology can support this agenda, and will enjoy a challenging debate.
GeSI and ICC event: Keynotes and panelists:
GeSI and Deloitte event: Panelists and speakers:
GeSI and ICC event:
Thursday, September 26, 2019
11am – 1 pm ET (followed by a networking lunch)
CONVENE 530 5th Avenue (between 44th and 45th Streets)
New York, NY 10026
Deloitte and GeSI event:
Friday, September 27, 2019
8:30 – 10:30 am ET (breakfast)
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020
WHY: On its current trajectory, the world will be unable to deliver the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Our biosphere is under threat from rising carbon emissions, our society sees persistent inequality and lack of access to basic services, and our economy continues to drive the unsustainable consumption of natural resources.
Digital technologies could have a transformational impact on our ability to meet the 2030 Agenda. This, however, requires both the ICT sector and the key sectors (or ‘partner sectors’) who deploy these technologies to put this Agenda more intentionally at the center of who they are and what they do. It also requires a substantially enhanced understanding of how actions lead to impact on the achievement of the SDGs, be they the actions of government, businesses, NGOs or citizens.
The #DigitalWithPurpose report and corresponding events will provide specific recommendations and actions for all who are committed to taking on the 2030 Agenda and helping move the world onto a sustainable path.
To RSVP to the GeSI and ICC event: tiny.cc/iccgesi
To RSVP to the Deloitte and GeSI event: tiny.cc/deloittegesi
For general inquiries about the #DigitalWithPurpose-Delivering a Smarter2030 report: