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"The UN Global Goals offer a vision of the world that I believe people in Scotland share. The national and international dimensions to poverty and inequality are interlinked. Scotland cannot act with credibility overseas if we are blind to inequality here at home. And our ambitions for a fairer Scotland are undermined, without global action to tackle poverty, promote prosperity and to tackle climate change."
With a long-term commitment to environmental, economic, and social innovation and natural heritage, Scottish organisations can reap the benefits of delivering sustainability, reducing costs and increasing long term value.
The Business Purpose Commission for Scotland set out a vision that, by 2030, all businesses in Scotland will be purposeful and will profit from finding solutions for people and the planet.
This series of virtual presentations and roundtable discussions will provide an in-depth understanding of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to enable you to support your organisation’s discussions on sustainability and align your contribution to the internationally- recognised standards. You will have a clear overview of the UN SDGs and an opportunity to discuss the fundamental role of Chartered Accountants in their delivery. We will give meaningful consideration of how members in Scotland can start to progress their ESG reporting.
At the heart of the discussion, we will be understanding the dichotomy between the longer-term benefits of knowing and aligning with the SDGs, and the short-term issues around survival for many SMEs that dominate the corporate landscape in Scotland.
We will hear from Fran van Dijk who is a founding partner of One Stone Advisors Ltd, a global strategy and communications team which helps companies become more successful sustainability leaders. Discussion will be chaired by Simon Lloyd, who is a member of the ICAEW Scotland Sustainability Group.
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Speaker: Fran van Dijk, One Stone Advisors Ltd
Fran is a founding partner of One Stone Advisors Ltd, a global strategy and communications team which helps companies become more successful sustainability leaders. One Stone is a founding B Corp and a Best for the World honouree.
Fran advises on managing opportunity and risk to build long-term value, working with corporates to ensure that their business strategy, sustainability values and communications align. She helps sustainability leaders integrate the SDGs into their strategy and prioritise the Goals for effective business planning. Clients include Aggreko, Carlsberg Group, Danish Crown, Edrington, Electrolux, Ericsson, Tetra Pak, TUI Travel and SSE. Fran holds Masters degrees from the University of Cambridge and the European Association for Environmental Management Education.
She is co-author of Creating a Culture of Integrity: Business Ethics for the 21st Century is Deputy Chair of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Chair of the Macaulay Development Trust and served on the advisory board of Montanaro Asset Management.
Chair: Simon Lloyd
Simon is a member of the ICAEW Scotland Sustainability Sub-Group. Having worked in financial services and the not-for-profit sector, Simon now has a portfolio career working as a Trustee for several charities and volunteering in his home city of Edinburgh.
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