Family Business for Sustainable Development

in partnership with the Family Business Network (FBN)
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Family Business
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25 February 2021
13:00 - 15:00 Europe/Zurich

To deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, an ambitious global effort is required over the next decade to accelerate sustainable solutions to the economic, environmental, social and governance challenges at the speed and scale required. All sectors of society, including business, are called upon to demonstrate leadership towards a transformative and sustainable future The WIF Family Business Conference features keynote addresses by eminent thought-leaders, followed by an interactive dialogue with family business representatives, practitioners, academia, and United Nations experts on how family business can be galvanized to align the sustainability agenda with corporate strategy. UNCTAD and FBN are formally launching their joint global Family Business for Sustainable Development (FBSD) Initiative and family business representatives will share their first experiences.


Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University (FBSD Advisory Council Co-chair)
Founder-Director, Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Vice Chairman, Cobega, S.A. (FBSD Executive Board Co-chair)
Director, Investment and Enterprise Division, UNCTAD
Supervisory Board Member, Grosvenor Group & Henkel, Vice Chairman Firmenich
Vice Chairman of Roche Holding
Co-Chairman, Forbes Marshall and Chairman of the Family Business Network
Deputy Secretary-General, International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
Co-Founder, Sun Tekstil, Board Member, FBN
Executive Director, Ishk Tolaram Foundation, Singapore


CEO of The Family Business Network (FBN)