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Phoenix, Arizona | February, 3 2020

Accelerating Action in a Decade of Delivery 

SDG Summit: 


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The Role of Business in the UN: Corporate Growth Through SDG Adoption

In collaboration with the GreenBiz      Premiere Annual Event for Sustainable Business Leaders, United Nations Global Compact offers a half-day event to discuss and guide corporate leaders toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The theme for this year’s Symposium is ‘The Role of Business in the UN: Corporate Growth Through SDG Adoption,’ and it is designed to move engagement with the SDGs from understanding and alignment to action and impact. In principle, the global community has the resources to address the needs of the 2030 Agenda and meet the SDGs. The challenge is continuing the excellent this progress. The United Nations has established a priority to support financing and business investment in the SDGs and this event has been designed to support that work and further explore additional tools for impact, development agenda, innovation for the SDGs, corporate finance for the SDGs, reporting on the SDGs, and more, led by experts from the UN Global Compact and others.



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Sue Allchurch
Chief of Partnerships, Fund Raising, and Communication, UN Global Compact

As Chief of Outreach and Engagement, Sue Allchurch leads the work of the UN Global Compact to engage and work with businesses to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals. She has been instrumental in developing the UN Global Compact participant engagement model and ensuring that the UN Global Compact translates ideas into practical, valuable initiatives to help business further their sustainability impact.

Adam Roy Gordon
Engagement Director
United Nations Global Compact U.S Network

Adam Roy Gordon is Engagement Director for Global Compact Network USA, the U.S. Network of the United Nations Global Compact. The U.N. Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with over 10,000 members across 163 countries and Adam leads engagement with U.S.-based participants.

Claire Kells
Senior Manager, Corporate Engagement
UN Global Compact

Part of the growth team at the UN Global Compact and responsible for helping companies shape their sustainability objectives. Throughout her years at the UN Global Compact, she has led elements of business development and operations, and worked to bring the voice of responsible business to major international conferences including the Paris Climate Agreement and the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development. 

Sanjeev Khagram
Thunderbird School of Global Management

Sanjeev Khagram is a world-renowned scholar and practitioner in the areas of globalization, transnationalism, leadership, strategic management, entrepreneurship, social enterprise, cross-sector innovation, public-private partnerships, inter-organizational networks, good governance, transparency, the global political economy, sustainable development, human security, and the data revolution. He holds a bachelor's in development studies and engineering, a master's degree and doctoral degree minor in economics and doctorate in political economy, all from Stanford University.

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