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Integrating Climate Action into your Business Model: Ideas for Entrepreneurs

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Event: Climate Action

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

  • 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

 

Why the SDGs need 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 and partnerships that will enable us to go beyond and reach the SDGs with the resources we have. In order to do this, entrepreneurs need ecosystems that allow knowledge, resources and information to be shared among the different groups that are addressing the goals. Fast Forward 2030, one of the Institute for Global Prosperity’s Knowledge Networks, builds the structure we need to progress.