As a leader of the process of the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Lord Michael Hastings, KPMG’s Global Head of Citizenship, shared his views at KPMG and BCSDH’s joint business lunch held on 2 June 2017, which addressed how to increase sustainable business practices and the role of lifelong learning in business.
A recent workshop hosted by KPMG attracted nearly 30 BCSDH member companies to discuss current sustainability trends, focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The keynote speaker of the event was Lord Michael Hastings, KPMG’s Global Head of Citizenship. His thought-provoking speech reflecting among others on Donald Trump’s statement on withdrawing the US from the Paris Climate Accord and the news around building the world’s largest solar power in China, generated a lively discussion.
International and local best practices, presented by panel discussion participants (Joerg Bauer – President, GE Hungary; Attila Chikán – CEO, ALTEO Group; Ágnes Fábián – Managing Director, HENKEL Hungary and Imre Horváth – CEO, METRO Hungary) brought examples on how the business world can tackle climate change. No matter political decisions, businesses are eager to implement the SDGs as these targets provide opportunities for developing sustainable business practices and solutions, and maintaining the businesses of the future.