N.B. This event is aimed at roles that are involved with impact, including Impact Officers, Research Managers, Policy Makers, Directors of Research / Impact Functions and similar positions, across Higher Education Institutions, research institutes, government/charitable organisations and relevant corporates with active social/environmental/economic impact functions.
In the second edition of our annual Impact Symposium, we examine the state of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how collaboration provides opportunities to speed up progress that has been set back by as much as 25 years.
According to a recent survey, only 12% of organisations believe that they have made strong progress towards their SDG targets, while over 95% are certain or unsure that their organisations could be making more progress towards the SDGs. Nearly a quarter of organisations have not aligned their strategic priorities to the SDGs. COVID and institutional strategy are just some of the major challenges that have acted as inhibitors.
In this climate, the Collaboration in Action summit looks to assess what can be done to accelerate progress towards the SDGs, bringing together international experts in the SDGs and impact, alongside case studies of how organisations are successfully making their way towards their goals. One of the emerging themes is that impact activities cannot be carried out in isolation – to meet the SDG goals in time, cross-disciplinary working between relevant experts will lead the way.
2030 is edging closer, and we need to act now and work together to solve the pressing social, economic and environmental challenges that affect the entire world. Our impact is our legacy.