OERA Webinar Series: The Sustainable Development Goals and the Energy Sector

Start: Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 13:00

End: Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 14:00

Speaker: Jeanne Ellis, Director, Sustainable Business Group, DAI

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising future generations. But how do we begin to tackle the enormous global challenges we face, such as poverty, inequality and climate change, and how do we measure success? To help guide us, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by all UN member states in 2015. The SDGs set ambitious targets across 17 areas—such as clean and affordable energy, climate action, and clean water—to meet by 2030. Companies have a large part to play in contributing to sustainable development and meeting the goals. This webinar will give an overview of sustainable development and the SDGs, discuss how companies – particularly those in the energy sector and supply chain – can support the goals while also becoming more successful and prosperous, and highlight specific metrics and tools that companies can use to measure and convey their contributions to sustainable development.

The OERA webinar series is hosted in Zoom.