Doors of Opportunities

Doors of Opportunities

Day 2: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Simultaneous session 1: Small and Medium Businesses, Large Impact for a Sustainable Future

sdg 17 Partnership for the Sustainable Development Goals

Small-to-Medium Enterprises, or SMEs, employ more than 90% of the private sector workforce in Canada, and make up 30 percent of Canada’s GDP. Without active support and contribution from the SMEs, the Global Goals can never be reached. This session will discuss the role of SMEs in advancing the SDGs, and explore what tools, resources and support systems are available for the SME industry to step up.

Simultaneous session 2: Investing in the Next Generation of Innovators


How can businesses utilize young innovative minds to solve SDG challenges? Is there an opportunity for companies to identify young talent within their organizations to collaborate and accelerate business innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? How can these future business leaders and changemakers be activated to develop and drive innovative solutions through new technologies, initiatives, and business models and deliver on their company’s sustainability objectives?

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