Yvonne Jeffery is a strong advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. She leads sustainability for Vermilion Energy Inc., and credits her work as a Canadian army peacekeeper in Cambodia with sparking a lifelong inquiry into multi-sector collaboration. Creating shared value and purpose is the foundation of her approach, including advisory roles with events such as Soul of the Next Economy Forum and the annual Together symposium on the SDGs. Yvonne holds an MSc in Sustainability and Responsibility, a Graduate Certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility, and a BA in English and Management. She has also authored/co-authored several books, including Green Living For Dummies and the Everything Home Fix-It Book.

 

Presentation

The Sustainable Development Goals: An Opportunity for Business

Companies have taken stock of the SDGs, recognizing the potential to support them in enhancing their license to operate, innovate and grow. Few companies have conducted a detailed examination of the SDGs at target-level, and relatively few companies seem to be considering how they can contribute to the SDGs through addressing negative impacts, or through engaging with their value chain.

This presentation is co-hosted with Patti Dolan, Portfolio Manager with Mission Wealth Advisors of Raymond James Ltd. and Mel Wilson, President of MJ Wilson Inc. Sustainability Management Consultants.

 

Look for this presentation in the Friday Morning program at 11:00 am. If you haven’t already, get your tickets to the 2019 Environmental Gathering!

 

Explore this environmental solution through the lens of these United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

Alberta Ecotrust 2019 Environmental Gathering United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 8 Decent Work Economic GrowthAlberta Ecotrust 2019 Environmental Gathering United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 9 Industry Innovation Infrastructure   Alberta Ecotrust 2019 Environmental Gathering United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12 Responsible Consumption ProductionAlberta Ecotrust 2019 Environmental Gathering United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 17 Partnerships for Goals