EVENTS

Upcoming Events

February 2017

2-4 February 2018, Los Angeles, United States of America SDG Compacts Rapid Action Team (RATE) Kick-Off Meeting The RATE kick off meeting will be hosted by the Global Development Incubator and the Young Initiative on the Global Economy at Occidental College.The two-day meeting will feature presentations, panel discussions, breakout groups, to develop recommendations on moving forward with SDG Compacts Action Plan, 2018-2020

2-4 February 2018, Los Angeles, United States of America

SDG Compacts Rapid Action Team (RATE) Kick-Off Meeting

The RATE kick off meeting will be hosted by the Global Development Incubator and the Young Initiative on the Global Economy at Occidental College.The two-day meeting will feature presentations, panel discussions, breakout groups, to develop recommendations on moving forward with SDG Compacts Action Plan, 2018-2020

4-6 February 2018, Los Angeles, United States of America SDG Global Ambition Local Action (GAL.A.) Cities Learning Summit The meeting will be hosted by the City of Los Angeles, the Young Initiative on the Global Economy at Occidental College, and the Global Development Incubator. The two-day event will feature high-level keynote presentations, interactive deliberations, and synthesis sessions on accelerating SDG implementation.

4-6 February 2018, Los Angeles, United States of America

SDG Global Ambition Local Action (GAL.A.) Cities Learning Summit


The meeting will be hosted by the City of Los Angeles, the Young Initiative on the Global Economy at Occidental College, and the Global Development Incubator. The two-day event will feature high-level keynote presentations, interactive deliberations, and synthesis sessions on accelerating SDG implementation.

January 2018 

January 25 2018, The Hague, The Netherlands New Business Summit New Business Summit is the realization of the belief of World Startup Factory: “in order to solve pressing societal problems most effectively, businesses today need to stem from an alignment of effort among various actors in an ecosystem. Entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, SMEs, research institutions and governments should come together with shared efforts to tackle real-world societal challenges.” The event aims to be the platform addressing the need for this synergy.

January 25 2018, The Hague, The Netherlands

New Business Summit

New Business Summit is the realization of the belief of World Startup Factory: “in order to solve pressing societal problems most effectively, businesses today need to stem from an alignment of effort among various actors in an ecosystem. Entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, SMEs, research institutions and governments should come together with shared efforts to tackle real-world societal challenges.” The event aims to be the platform addressing the need for this synergy.

23-26 January 2018, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland World Economic Forum Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting aims to rededicate leaders from all walks of life to developing a shared narrative to improve the state of the world. The programme, initiatives and projects of the meeting are focused on Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. By coming together at the start of the year, we can shape the future by joining this unparalleled global effort in co-design, co-creation and collaboration. The programme’s depth and breadth make it a true summit of summits.

23-26 January 2018, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

World Economic Forum

Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World

The 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting aims to rededicate leaders from all walks of life to developing a shared narrative to improve the state of the world. The programme, initiatives and projects of the meeting are focused on Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World. By coming together at the start of the year, we can shape the future by joining this unparalleled global effort in co-design, co-creation and collaboration. The programme’s depth and breadth make it a true summit of summits.

Past Events

November 2017

6-9 November, Lisbon Portugal Web Summit C-Change will be attending Web Summit as a BETA start-up, awarded to the most promising start-ups. Web Summit is the largest tech conference in the world and will be attended by over 60,000 people.  Follow us on Instagram for daily updates and an unique look into Web Summit (including talks by the many inspirational speakers) 

6-9 November, Lisbon Portugal

Web Summit

C-Change will be attending Web Summit as a BETA start-up, awarded to the most promising start-ups. Web Summit is the largest tech conference in the world and will be attended by over 60,000 people. 

Follow us on Instagram for daily updates and an unique look into Web Summit (including talks by the many inspirational speakers) 

8 November, Amsterdam, the Netherlands We Do 2030 Festival On the 8th of November six inspiring speakers will tell their story at the WeDo 2030! festival in Amsterdam.  Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan will be the keynote speaker. C-Change will assist JCI in getting everyone at the festival to commit to the SDGs.      

8 November, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

We Do 2030 Festival

On the 8th of November six inspiring speakers will tell their story at the WeDo 2030! festival in Amsterdam. 

Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan will be the keynote speaker.

C-Change will assist JCI in getting everyone at the festival to commit to the SDGs.

 

 

 

September 2017 

Check out the full video of our SDG Media Zone panel on Connect4Impact HERE Speakers: Ms. Myriam Sidibe, (Unilever Africa Social Mission Lead), Mr. Githinji Gitahi, (Global Director, Amref Flying Doctors), Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee, (UN Resident Coordinator for Kenya, UNDP) Moderator: Ms. Carolien de Bruin, (CEO and Founder, C-Change)

Check out the full video of our SDG Media Zone panel on Connect4Impact HERE

Speakers: Ms. Myriam Sidibe, (Unilever Africa Social Mission Lead), Mr. Githinji Gitahi, (Global Director, Amref Flying Doctors), Mr. Siddharth Chatterjee, (UN Resident Coordinator for Kenya, UNDP)
Moderator: Ms. Carolien de Bruin, (CEO and Founder, C-Change)

25 - 26 September, Impact Start Up Fest, The Hague, the Netherlands The festival will focus entirely on impact startups and scale-ups that are working on innovations that make the world a better place. Innovations that tackle social and global challenges take center stage. National and international matchmaking is at the core of the event. The festival provides a creative environment in which to build bonds and bridges, establish new connections, and create new opportunities to accelerate your business. Carolien will pitch on behalf of C-Change during the Start ups on Stage event.

25 - 26 September, Impact Start Up Fest, The Hague, the Netherlands

The festival will focus entirely on impact startups and scale-ups that are working on innovations that make the world a better place. Innovations that tackle social and global challenges take center stage.

National and international matchmaking is at the core of the event. The festival provides a creative environment in which to build bonds and bridges, establish new connections, and create new opportunities to accelerate your business.

Carolien will pitch on behalf of C-Change during the Start ups on Stage event.

25 September 2017 - SDG Impact Summit, Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, Amsterdam, the Netherlands Exactly two years after the Netherlands and the other 192 member states of the United Nations signed off on the Sustainable Development Goals, the SDG Impact Summit will be held in Amsterdam. We will take a look at where we stand regarding the implementation of the SDGs and which chances and challenges we will jointly take on. On Monday, September 25th, 450 representatives of the private sector, civil society, (local) governments, young professionals and members of the parliament will come together at the Summit. 

25 September 2017 - SDG Impact Summit, Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Exactly two years after the Netherlands and the other 192 member states of the United Nations signed off on the Sustainable Development Goals, the SDG Impact Summit will be held in Amsterdam. We will take a look at where we stand regarding the implementation of the SDGs and which chances and challenges we will jointly take on.

On Monday, September 25th, 450 representatives of the private sector, civil society, (local) governments, young professionals and members of the parliament will come together at the Summit. 

21 September 2017 - SDG Media Zone, United Nations HQ, New York, United States of America On behalf of C-Change, Carolien de Bruin will moderate a 15-minute panel called Connect 4 Impact: The Urgency of Strategic, Collaborative SDG Action. The panel members are Siddarth Chatterjee (UNDP), Githinji Gitahi (Amref Flying Doctors) and Myriam Sidibe (Unilever), and they will extend an urgent call for bold, collaborative action and discuss ideas for taking action and for ‘walking the talk of collaboration together’ To follow the panel discussion on livestream, please go to: http://www.un.org/sdgmediazone/index.shtml

21 September 2017 - SDG Media Zone, United Nations HQ, New York, United States of America

On behalf of C-Change, Carolien de Bruin will moderate a 15-minute panel called Connect 4 Impact: The Urgency of Strategic, Collaborative SDG Action. The panel members are Siddarth Chatterjee (UNDP), Githinji Gitahi (Amref Flying Doctors) and Myriam Sidibe (Unilever), and they will extend an urgent call for bold, collaborative action and discuss ideas for taking action and for ‘walking the talk of collaboration together’

To follow the panel discussion on livestream, please go to: http://www.un.org/sdgmediazone/index.shtml

20 September 2017 - Harvard Club, New York, United States of America C-Change is proud to host the meeting: Advancing Business Network and Platform Collaboration, alongside Business for Social Responsibility, B Team, ICC (Global Business Alliance for 2030), USCIB (Business for 2030), UNDP (Business Call to Action) and Business Fights Poverty. In 2015, world leaders from all sectors signed off on the 2030 Agenda. Two years later, we have made progress, yet also are acutely aware that to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we need to up our collective game. Among business impact platforms & networks there is a real opportunity to create an environment that is conducive to trigger (and enable) action, collaboration, and accountability. On September 20th, an inclusive conversation will be held about ways in which we can ‘walk the talk of collaboration together’.The meeting follows an initial meeting on the same topic during UNGA ’16. 

20 September 2017 - Harvard Club, New York, United States of America

C-Change is proud to host the meeting: Advancing Business Network and Platform Collaboration, alongside Business for Social Responsibility, B Team, ICC (Global Business Alliance for 2030), USCIB (Business for 2030), UNDP (Business Call to Action) and Business Fights Poverty.

In 2015, world leaders from all sectors signed off on the 2030 Agenda. Two years later, we have made progress, yet also are acutely aware that to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we need to up our collective game.

Among business impact platforms & networks there is a real opportunity to create an environment that is conducive to trigger (and enable) action, collaboration, and accountability. On September 20th, an inclusive conversation will be held about ways in which we can ‘walk the talk of collaboration together’.The meeting follows an initial meeting on the same topic during UNGA ’16. 

18 September 2017 - Barclays, New York, United States of America An inspiring and action-focused half-day event on how business, government and civil society are collaborating to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.   Timed to coincide with the UN General Assembly, the annual invite-only Business Fights Poverty NYC event brings together 100 senior business professionals and development partners.   The event combines inspiring panel discussions with opportunities for genuine peer engagement and networking.  The event will also include a set of themed collaboration lunches, during which Carolien will have the opportunity to speak about the Connect 4 Impact agenda.

18 September 2017 - Barclays, New York, United States of America

An inspiring and action-focused half-day event on how business, government and civil society are collaborating to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.  

Timed to coincide with the UN General Assembly, the annual invite-only Business Fights Poverty NYC event brings together 100 senior business professionals and development partners.  

The event combines inspiring panel discussions with opportunities for genuine peer engagement and networking. 

The event will also include a set of themed collaboration lunches, during which Carolien will have the opportunity to speak about the Connect 4 Impact agenda.

July 2017 Events

18 July 2017 - United Nations Head Quarters, New York, United States of America During the SDG Business Forum the publication of SDG Investing: Advancing a New Normal in Global Capital Markets will be presented by Carolien de Bruin. The report is now available for reading, to go to the full report go here. This report, which was commissioned by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations (UN-DESA), seeks to contribute to the ongoing and expanding discussion on how to increase and optimize the involvement of the private sector in financing sustainable development. 

18 July 2017 - United Nations Head Quarters, New York, United States of America

During the SDG Business Forum the publication of SDG Investing: Advancing a New Normal in Global Capital Markets will be presented by Carolien de Bruin. The report is now available for reading, to go to the full report go here.

This report, which was commissioned by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations (UN-DESA), seeks to contribute to the ongoing and expanding discussion on how to increase and optimize the involvement of the private sector in financing sustainable development. 

18 July 2017 - New York, United States of America Following the success of last year’s inaugural forum, the second annual SDG Business Forum will take place at the United Nations on 18 July 2017 during the ministerial segment of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development.  The 2030 Agenda recognizes the critical role of business in delivering on the promise of sustainable and inclusive development. The business case for sustainable development is based on the understanding that business and social values are inextricably linked and business efforts to improve lives and strengthen local communities can also have long term bottom line benefits. The private sector has been invited to share its support for the Agenda during the HLPF at the SDG Business Forum. Carolien will be speaking here during the first session on Private Sector Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals. Check out her speech on UN TV here (starting at 1:34:00)!

18 July 2017 - New York, United States of America

Following the success of last year’s inaugural forum, the second annual SDG Business Forum will take place at the United Nations on 18 July 2017 during the ministerial segment of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development. 

The 2030 Agenda recognizes the critical role of business in delivering on the promise of sustainable and inclusive development. The business case for sustainable development is based on the understanding that business and social values are inextricably linked and business efforts to improve lives and strengthen local communities can also have long term bottom line benefits. The private sector has been invited to share its support for the Agenda during the HLPF at the SDG Business Forum.

Carolien will be speaking here during the first session on Private Sector Investing in the Sustainable Development Goals.

Check out her speech on UN TV here (starting at 1:34:00)!

June 2017 Events

20 – 22 June 2017, The Hague, the Netherlands Eurodad’s International Conference 2017, co-hosted with Latindadd, ActionAid Netherlands, Both Ends, OIKOS, Oxfam Novib, SOMO. In a world of extreme inequality, widespread poverty, and environmental fragility, the need for alternatives has never been greater. The global economic crisis proved the fragility of both the economic system and the model underpinning it. 

20 – 22 June 2017, The Hague, the Netherlands

Eurodad’s International Conference 2017, co-hosted with Latindadd, ActionAid Netherlands, Both Ends, OIKOS, Oxfam Novib, SOMO. In a world of extreme inequality, widespread poverty, and environmental fragility, the need for alternatives has never been greater. The global economic crisis proved the fragility of both the economic system and the model underpinning it. 

May 2017 Events

NRC Masterclass: Doing Business & Doing Good 9 – 16 May 2017, Amsterdam, the Netherlands On the first day of this four-day masterclass, Carolien de Bruin, founder and CEO of C-Change, will provide a workshop on incorporating the SDGs and enriching strategic goals into the core processes of an organization.

NRC Masterclass: Doing Business & Doing Good

9 – 16 May 2017, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

On the first day of this four-day masterclass, Carolien de Bruin, founder and CEO of C-Change, will provide a workshop on incorporating the SDGs and enriching strategic goals into the core processes of an organization.


April 2017 Events

UN Expert Meeting & High-Level ‘SDG Financing Lab’ 17 - 18 April 2017, New York, United States C-Change presented our report at the high-level SDG Financing Lab Action Event in New York this Spring and facilitated an Expert Meeting to validate its content. The report ‘SDG Investing: Advancing a New Normal in Capital Markets’ was commissioned by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). The authors, Maarten Biermans and Carolien de Bruin, coin the term ‘SDG investing’ and call for a forward-looking action agenda for shifting capital markets. Our team is highly committed to contribute to the agenda going forward.

UN Expert Meeting & High-Level ‘SDG Financing Lab’

17 - 18 April 2017, New York, United States

C-Change presented our report at the high-level SDG Financing Lab Action Event in New York this Spring and facilitated an Expert Meeting to validate its content. The report ‘SDG Investing: Advancing a New Normal in Capital Markets’ was commissioned by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). The authors, Maarten Biermans and Carolien de Bruin, coin the term ‘SDG investing’ and call for a forward-looking action agenda for shifting capital markets. Our team is highly committed to contribute to the agenda going forward.

Dutch Consulate Organizes SDG Investing Luncheon 19 April 2017, UN Headquarters, New York  Hosted by Lise Gregoire – Van Haaren, Deputy Permanent Representative at the Dutch Mission to the UN, C-Change addressed the Mission’s ‘Friends of SDG Financing’ and leading sustainability pioneers, including Peter Thomson, president of the United Nations General Assembly. Carolien de Bruin spoke about the Dutch ‘SDG Investing Agenda’ which was presented to the Dutch Cabinet in December 2016 and its more recent global report on SDG Investing.

Dutch Consulate Organizes SDG Investing Luncheon

19 April 2017, UN Headquarters, New York

 Hosted by Lise Gregoire – Van Haaren, Deputy Permanent Representative at the Dutch Mission to the UN, C-Change addressed the Mission’s ‘Friends of SDG Financing’ and leading sustainability pioneers, including Peter Thomson, president of the United Nations General Assembly. Carolien de Bruin spoke about the Dutch ‘SDG Investing Agenda’ which was presented to the Dutch Cabinet in December 2016 and its more recent global report on SDG Investing.

Skoll World Forum 4 - 7 April 2017, Oxford, United Kingdom Each year, nearly 1,000 of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders, and strategic partners gather at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to exchange ideas, solutions, and information. The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Our mission is to accelerate the impact of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change.  

Skoll World Forum
4 - 7 April 2017, Oxford, United Kingdom

Each year, nearly 1,000 of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders, and strategic partners gather at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to exchange ideas, solutions, and information.

The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship is the premier international platform for advancing entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems. Our mission is to accelerate the impact of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs by uniting them with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change.

 


March 2017 Events

Unlikely Allies: The Future of Our City 31 March 2017, Opening event Impact Hub, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Unlikely Allies: The Future of Our City

31 March 2017, Opening event Impact Hub, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


February 2017 Events

Tackle Global Challenges & Seize Opportunities 15 February 2017, Rijswijk, the Netherlands

Tackle Global Challenges & Seize Opportunities
15 February 2017, Rijswijk, the Netherlands


December 2016 Events

SDGI Launch at GIIN Investor Forum 7 December 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

SDGI Launch at GIIN Investor Forum
7 December 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The GIIN Investor Forum 7 - 8 December 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The GIIN Investor Forum
7 - 8 December 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Transform Our World - DSGC/Charter 8 December 2016, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Transform Our World - DSGC/Charter
8 December 2016, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


November 2016 Events

Paris OECD Expert Meeting 2 November 2016, Paris, France

Paris OECD Expert Meeting
2 November 2016, Paris, France

YouthSpeak Forum Aiesec 21 November 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

YouthSpeak Forum Aiesec
21 November 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Le Comptoir Round Table  28 November 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Le Comptoir Round Table 
28 November 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


May 2016 Events

The Human Cities Coalition stakeholder meeting 17 May 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Human Cities Coalition stakeholder meeting
17 May 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


April 2016 Events

‘Getting Beyond Business As Usual’ at the Skoll World Forum 13 - 15 April 2016, Oxford, United Kingdom

‘Getting Beyond Business As Usual’ at the Skoll World Forum
13 - 15 April 2016, Oxford, United Kingdom

'Corporates Collaborating for Impact' at PYMWYMIC's Impact Days 20 April 2016, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

March 2016 Events

Ringing the Bell for Impact 21 March 2016 – Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Ringing the Bell for Impact
21 March 2016 – Amsterdam, the Netherlands