BGS x SDGs LAB Leadership Conference


Beta Gamma Sigma believes business is a force for global good, which is why we partnered with the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) and the SDGs LAB project to bring members a conference that connects, educates, and empowers participants to be catalysts for change in their communities. Through several speakers, workshops, and a case competition, participants have the opportunity to reflect and build on their understanding of sustainable development.

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What are SDGs? In 2015, the United Nations unanimously adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. The SDGs address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The UN plans to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years in an effort to end these injustices. For additional information on the SDGs, click here.

Key event takeaways:
  • Review the history of sustainable development, the structure of the SDGs (17 goals, 169 targets, 231 indicators), and examples of each of the 17 SDGs implemented by a variety of stakeholders
  • Engage in multiple UN speaker series and Q&As
  • Join workshops to create action plans to leverage SDGs in your local community
  • Participate in a sustainability-oriented case competition that will provide you with international networking opportunities
  • Receive a certificate and digital badge upon conference completion

Early bird pricing until October 31st: $65

Advance pricing from November 1st-November 28th: $75

Full price from November 29th-January 13th: $90

Space is limited to the first 500 participants.
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This is a student-focused conference, with messaging and sessions geared towards collegiate BGS members. However, members who have graduated and are looking for a better understanding of sustainability and the SDGs are welcome to register and participate as well.

Beta Gamma Sigma has partnered with FES to bring our members the BGS x SDGs LAB Leadership Conference. FES is a registered charitable organization founded in 2012, that strives to empower individuals to create a more inclusive, fair, prosperous, and sustainable future. Due to popular international demand, the SDGs LAB program went entirely virtual in 2020, and has been completely revamped and expanded to best serve online participants.

Since 2017, the SDGs LAB program has mobilized 10,000+ individuals from 100 organizations at 94 trainings across North America & the UK. FES has even partnered with many AASCB accredited colleges and universities with BGS collegiate chapters, including University of California, Riverside; Florida Atlantic University; Ryerson University; The University of Calgary; Carleton University; Brock University; Queen’s University; University of Ottawa; and more.

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A Panel Discussion:
The Intersection of Sustainability and Technology

During the event, hear from a panel of BGS members and sustainability leaders about how sustainable business practices support emerging markets and add value for investors. After the discussion, connect through a Q&A with the panelists and other attendees.

Meet the Panelists

Glory Enyinnaya

Glory is the industrious business leader who founded Kleos Africa, an online consulting platform to support entrepreneurship. Lauded as one of the most inspiring women in Nigeria and as an advocate for a better world, she is shaping the technology & business landscapes for social change.

Antonio Moneo Lain
Antonio is a professional with 15+ years of experience in innovation, knowledge management, data, international development, and banking. He is founder of the Tangible Data project, which aims to engage non-digital audiences through sustainability data.

Rubén Mendoza
Panel Moderator
Saint Joseph’s University BGS Chapter Advisor
Chapter Advisor Council Member

Additional Event Speakers

Steve Lee
FES Founder and Youth Activist will be teaching you the SDGs -
their history, their targets, their indicators, etc.

Jessica LeBlanc
FES Partnerships & Development Manager will be the main event facilitator. 
Kathleen Cadungog
Kat is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES).