The fourth edition of the Italian Business and SDGs Annual Forum promoted by Global Compact Network Italy will be held in Trieste on October 14 and 15. The Forum, that will be hosted by Hera Group with the support of Assicurazioni Generali and illycaffè,and under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation (MAECI), of the Municipality of Trieste and of Confindustria Friuli Venezia Giulia, will address mainly Italian companies and organizations participating in the United Nations Global Compact. The 2019 SDGs Forum will discuss innovation in support of sustainability, in the knowledge that the ambitious objectives of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda will not be achieved without a truly new, brave and far-sighted approach by all parties involved.
For the implementation of the SDGs it is necessary: 1. to adopt ways of thinking and acting oriented towards innovation; 2. to build and experiment new business models; 3. to develop/adopt technologies to improve existing processes or, in a more disruptive logic, open new paths and opportunities (e.g.: block-chain, artificial intelligence, big data, 3D printing, unmanned aerial systems, new generation robotics, digital agriculture, genetic editing, augmented reality, microbiotics, autonomous road vehicles, etc.).