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Upcoming Webinar Panel Discussion

7/29/2016-

by SIOP Administrative Office

Organizations and the SDGs: Why Doing Good is Good Business

Last September, the United Nations set an ambitious global humanitarian agenda by establishing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a list of 17 goals meant to improve the lives of people around the world over the next 15 years. Accomplishing these goals, which includes ending poverty, eliminating hunger, and achieving gender equality among other things, is a colossal task, and one that will require the cooperation and dedication of people from organizations beyond the United Nations and member countries.

I-O psychologists can play a huge part in this effort. OrgVitality, a management consultant company founded by I-O psychologists and technologists, is hosting a webinar panel discussion September 27, 2016, to initiate a discussion about the SDGs and how both for-profit and non-profit organizations can work toward fulfilling them while also benefitting their own missions.

Representatives from four organizations that are actively contributing toward fulfilling these goals will speak about their work. The panelists include Dawn Rittenhouse, Director of Sustainable Development for DuPont; Mark C. Weick, Director, Sustainability and Enterprise Risk Management at Dow Chemical; Dr. David S. Wilkie, Executive Director, Conservation Measures and Communities at the Wildlife Conservation Society; and Dr. Ariel Meyerstein, Vice President, Labor Affairs, Corporate Responsibility and Governance, US Council for International Business. These individuals will describe their organization’s efforts, and explain why committing to the help fulfill these 17 goals makes good business sense. The panel will be moderated by Walter Reichman, a partner at OrgVitality, member of SIOP, and the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) representative to the UN.

This event is co-sponsored by IAAP. SIOP is accredited to the UN’s Economic and Social Council and their team of UN representatives is supportive of this webinar.

We invite you to register for this event here. If you’d like to contribute any questions to the discussion, or for more information, please contact me at walter.reichman@orgvitality.com.