Generational Leadership in Action

Organised by the DSGC, on 11 November 2021, leaders from varying generations will gather together to work on ten year action plans for a sustainable future. The plans follow the guidelines laid out by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) created by the United Nations to be achieved by 2030.

UN Global Compact Leaders Summit: 20 Years of Uniting Business

The UN Global Compact Leaders Summit marks 20 years of uniting business for a better world. Taking place virtually on 15–16 June 2020, the Leaders Summit promises to be bigger, better and more inclusive than any physical event. The high-level programme will “chase the sun” to allow our participants and Global Compact Local Networks to participate in their own time zones.

SDG Inspiration day on November 25, 2019

Come to the SDG Inspiration Day on November 25, 2019 to learn more about “The Power of Data to Advance the SDGs”. DSGC-chairman Jan Peter Balkenende will present the work of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition.

DSGC-chairman Jan Peter Balkenende opens water symposium on November 6

DSGC-chairman Jan Peter Balkenende opens symposium ‘Water in times of climate change’ on November 6.

Stimulate cleaner ocean shipping

Convinced of the urgency to act on climate, a group of Dutch multinationals - FrieslandCampina, Heineken, Philips, DSM, Shell and Unilever - all members of the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) – joined forces with A.P. Moller - Maersk to take a tangible step towards the decarbonization of ocean shipping.

Towards zero hunger: Partnerships for impact

We would like to invite you to the international SDG-conference 'Towards zero hunger: Partnerships for impact’, on 30-31 August 2018 in Wageningen, The Netherlands. The conference is about SDG 2 and SDG 17. Since SDG 2 is one of the focus areas where the DSGC wants to create more impact on, we support this event.

‘Doughnut Economics’ provides a useful framework

Kate Raworth’s ‘Doughnut Economics’ provides us with a very useful framework. The SDGs are an important part of this framework. On January 9th, DSGC chairman Jan Peter Balkenende joined a discussion on ‘Doughnut Economics’ with author Kate Raworth and Algemeen Dagblad’s Economics Editor-in-Chief Sandra Phlippen.

SDG Impact Summit

Exactly 2 years since the Netherlands and the 192 other Member States of the United Nations agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an SDG Impact Summit will take place in Amsterdam. We will take stock of where we are with the implementation of the SDGs and what the opportunities and challenges are that we will work on together.The DSGC is one of the organizers of the Summit and DSGC chair Jan Peter Balkenende and Hans de Jong (Philips) will be part of the panel debate. There are still a few tickets left!

‘Transform your world’, December 8th

On 8 December, DSGC, EFR and the Dutch SDG Charter invite young future leaders to 'Transform your World'. Engage with UN SDG special advocate David Nabarro, Minister Ploumen, Partos CEO Bart Romeijn, DSGC CEOs and many more about joint action to achieve the UN SDGs.