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BNP Paribas Innovation Lab, 787 Seventh Avenue
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Sustainable Future Forum

Three years after the COP21 Summit and a few months ahead of COP24, Sparknews and BNP organize a major event as part of the Climate Week to discuss the role of businesses to address climate change. Mixing inspirational speeches, high-level panel discussions and networking sessions, an audience of 150+ international business executives, environmental leaders and entrepreneurs will gather to reflect on their role to bend the carbon curve by 2020 and reach carbon neutrality by 2050.

We’ll have the honor to welcome as main guests Bertrand Piccard, Initiator & Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, Jeffrey Sachs, world-renowned professor of economics & leader in sustainable development and Jean-Louis Chaussade, Chief Executive Officer of SUEZ.

Program:

5 pm – Networking – Start of the evening
5:30 pm – Keynote – Bertrand Piccard, Initiator & Chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation
5:50 pm – Pitch session – Two startups pitching their projects for a more sustainable world
6 pm – Panel  Conversation about “the responsibility of companies towards climate”
6:30 pm – Pitch session – Two startups pitching their projects for a more sustainable world
6:40 pm – Keynote – Jeffrey Sachs, world-renowned professor of economics & leader in sustainable development
6:50 pm – Cocktail – Q&A and informal discussions among guests