How can the next generation of business leaders contribute towards the SDGs

  September 22, 2020     14:00 -  14:45  

Many family-owned businesses are seeing a generational shift. The younger generation tends to have a more international outlook and a higher awareness of pressing global challenges than the generations before them. They are open towards engaging in new forms of philanthropy, impact investing and forging new alliances for social and environmental impact.

In dialogue with next gen philanthropists and impact investors from the business world as well representatives from organisations that seek to support and strengthen their engagement, this workshop addresses the following questions:

  • What are the primary drivers and motivations for civic engagement by next gen business leaders?
  • What forms does their engagement take and to what extent does this differ from more traditional forms of engagement?
  • What is needed to encourage more and more effective/impactful engagement by next gen business leaders?

Session format: Workshop

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Meet the speakers

Judith Helfmann

Adviser for Development Policy and International Finance at Phineo gAG

Silvia Steisel

Managing Director of Degroof Petercam Foundation

Kirsten Ottens

Director, ING Netherlands Foundation

Julia Thiele-Schürhoff

Member of the Supervisory Board of Knorr-Bremse AG