Engaging Youth in Building the Business of Tomorrow

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FN Byen

51 Marmorvej

2100 København Ø


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Join this half-day conference and learn how to become an SDG innovator, entrepreneur and intrapreneur.

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The world needs new ideas and innovative solutions to reach the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals), and the young generation has the mindset to provide them.

During this half-day conference in the UN City in Copenhagen, you will learn how to use the SDGs to create innovation and new business strategies. Moreover, you will become familiar with UN Global Compact's new Young SDG Innovator program, which aims to turn young professionals into SDG intrapreneurs who can help the companies they represent create a profit while solving some of the world's biggest challenges. The Young SDG Innovator program is supported by Tuborgfondet.

You will also get the chance to listen to inspirational talks from:

  • John Elkington, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder at Volans Ventures and creator of the term "Triple Bottom Line"
  • Lise Kingo, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact
  • Mads Nipper, CEO of Grundfos

At 16.00, after the conference has ended, there will be drinks and networking.

Full program to be shared in January.

Students are very welcome at the conference.

The event is hosted by Global Compact Network Denmark and Tuborgfondet.

For any questions regarding the event, please contact Global Compact Network Denmark on info@globalcompact.dk.



Networking and Registration


Welcome and opening

- Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director, the UN Global Compact

- Anne-Marie Skov, Executive Director, the Tuborg Foundation


Innovation for the SDGs in private sector companies

- Mads Nipper, Group President and CEO, Grundfos

- Anders Bering, Vice President for Global Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, Carlsberg Group


Partnerships and innovation for development

- Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark


Panel discussion on SDG innovation around the world

- Carlo Pereira, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Brazil

- Achieng Ojwang, Executive Director, Global Compact Network South Africa

- Adam Gordon, Engagement Director, Global Compact Network USA

- Hasan Youness, Strategic Advisor, Global Compact Network Lebanon


Short break


Key note on Breakthrough Innovation

- John Elkington, Founding Partner, Volans


Young intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs in action:

- Yixiao Qiao, Customer Service Market Africa, Royal Philips

- Nassera Ahmed, Sustainability Specialist, Chr. Hansen

- Alexander Moldt Nielsen, NBD, Incubation & Acquisitions, Novozymes

- Stefano Soprani, Postdoc YSC, Carlsberg

- Jessica Buhl-Nielsen, Founder, Wholi Foods

- Open microphone for other intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs in the room


“Calling all intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs” – launch of the UN Global Compact Young SDG Innovators Program and the local SDG Youth Pioneers Campaign supported by the Tuborg Foundation

- Sara Kruger Falk, Executive Director, Global Compact Network Denmark.

16.30- 17.30

Drinks and Networking

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FN Byen

51 Marmorvej

2100 København Ø


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