On 1st October 2018 representatives from Liverpool's business community gathered at The Plaza on Old Hall Street for an event organised by United Nations Global Compact UK and hosted locally by Arup.

2030hub founder David Connor added his voice to a panel of local business leaders at Making Global Goals Local Business, the Liverpool leg of the SDG Roadshow 2018.

It was immediately apparent that Liverpool's enthusiasm to align with the goals has risen dramatically during the 12 months since the 2017 Roadshow. In contrast to last year's low key gathering, every seat was full this year as the audience was addressed by Alison Ball, associate director of sustainability for Arup, David McDiarmid, corporate relations director for Princes Foods, Carly Bilsbrough, global responsible sourcing manager for Shop Direct and Olivia Clark, pro bono associate for DLA Piper.

The aim of the SDG Roadshow is to inspire businesses to engage with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and to provide real examples of how some of the region's biggest firms are already engaging. The session was introduced by Steve Kenzie. executive director for UN Global Compact Network UK, who shared insight into how businesses can align their activities and strategies with the Goals. David Connor talked about the work that 2030Hub has done to build, unite and support Liverpool's SDG community, since the hub was established a little over 12 months ago.


You can still get involved

The Roadshow has left Liverpool for another year but if you would like to know how the Sustainable Development Goals relate to your community and how you or your organisation can align your activities and strategies with the SDGs – as well as the commercial benefits of doing so - contact us here at 2030hub, the world's first UN Local 2030 Hub.

The SDG Roadshow will visit Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester in the coming weeks. For details visit http://www.sdg-roadshow.org.uk