Sustainable Development Goals and the Private Sector: Business Leadership Toward a Sustainable World

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Date(s) - 03/31/2016
9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Pfizer Headquarters


SDG-color-play-300x196Join us for this unique opportunity to learn, share, and network with senior leaders from prominent, forward-thinking companies and organizations on how to support theĀ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while achieving business success. Governments worldwide have agreed to these goals. Now it is time for business to take action!

Key presentation and discussion takeaways include:

  • Update on national and international policy
  • Impact assessment, prioritization, and goal-setting
  • Developing innovative and effective partnerships
  • Communicating progress on the SDGs
  • Guidance on the SDG Compass, a strategic planning tool

Speakers will include:

  • Peter Seligmann, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Co-founder, Conservation International
  • Miguel Veiga-Pestana, Chief Communications Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foudnation
  • Thomas Gass, Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Jonathan Atwood, VP, Sustainable Living and Corporate Communications, Unilever
  • Dawn Rittenhouse, Director, Sustainable Development, DuPont
  • Shaun Mickus, Executive Director, Corporate Citizenship & Community Relations, Johnson & Johnson
  • Mary Tullis Engvall, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Cigna
  • David Figliuzzi, Executive Director, Cigna Foundation
  • Jason Morrison, Head, CEO Water Mandate
  • Aman Singh, VP, Business + Social Purpose, Edelman


Event fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, and cocktail hour. Students and others with particular financial constraints may apply for a fee waiver.

Please do not hesitate to contact Ryan Brandenburg at or 203.563.0644 x7006 if you have any questions regarding the event or how to register.



Jennifer Roach is the Civic Engagement Fellow in Allbritton for the academic year 2015-2016. She is a recent Wesleyan alumni, class of 2014. Since graduating, she has moved to Hartford to continue developing Summer of Solutions Hartford, an urban farming internship program she worked on during her time at Wesleyan.