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June 20–23, 2023
Cannes, France

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The SDG Lounge returns to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity!

 

Following its remarkable launch last year during Cannes, the SDG Lounge is back in action, bringing together advertising, marketing, and impact leaders to tackle the world's most urgent issues. This year, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), PVBLIC Foundation and Deloitte Digital join forces to make an impact at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the largest and most important annual gathering in the creative marketing community.

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This year, the SDG Lounge will deliver daily thought-provoking content, delving deep into discussions on how businesses, major brands, the United Nations, and NGOs can become catalysts for change.  

Organized and managed by PVBLIC Foundation, the SDG Lounge emerges from the success of the SDG Media Zone and SDG Media Summit, high-level events which have traditionally been held at the United Nations headquarters and major convenings around the world to discuss how we can best achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

HIGHLIGHTED SPEAKERS

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Ulrika Modéer

Assistant Secretary General & Director of Bureau of External Relations & Advocacy, UNDP

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Boaz Paldi

Chief Creative Officer, UNDP

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Heather Rangel

Global Lead Client Services Partner, Deloitte Digital

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Sergio Fernandez de Cordova

Executive Chairman PVBLIC Foundation

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Stephen Keppel

President, PVBLIC Foundation

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Eric Hawkins

Vice President, Government and Social Impact, Meta Platforms

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Nneka Henry

Head of the UN Road Safety Fund Secretariat

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Denise Pearl

Global ISV Lead, Sustainability, Google

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Daniel Wilkins

Founder, Executive Director, Agency672, PVBLIC Foundation

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Nelson Kunkel

Chief Marketing Officer, Sustainability, Deloitte

AGENDA

TUESDAY, JUN 20

11:00 CEST– Getting Real on Sustainable Innovation

  • Barbara Venneman, Head, Deloitte Digital, Global (moderator)

  • Nelson Kunkel, Chief Marketing Officer, Sustainability, Deloitte

  • Sergio Fernández de Córdova, Executive Chairman, PVBLIC Foundation

  • Ulrika Modéer, Assistant Secretary General and Director of Bureau of External Relations & Advocacy, United Nations Development Programme

  • Boaz Paldi, Chief Creative Officer, UNDP

11:20 CEST - Centering Equity Throughout the Creative Process

  • Rita Ferro, President Advertising Sales and Partnership, The Walt Disney Company

  • Colie Edison, Senior Vice President and Chief Growth Officer, Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA)

11:40 CEST – Advocating Ocean Rights through the Ocean Race

  • Boaz Paldi, Chief Creative Officer, UNDP (moderator)

  • Johan Strid, Director Ocean Policy and The Ocean Race Summits, Ocean Race

  • Boris Herman, Skipper for Team Malizia, Ocean Race

  • Will Harris, Co-skipper for Team Malizia, Ocean Race

  • Rosalin Kuiper, Co-skipper for Team Malizia, Ocean Race

12:05 CEST – Unlocking the Power of Social Channels to Advance the SDGs

  • Erik Hawkins, Vice President, Government and Social Impact, Meta

12:30 CEST – A new leadership archetype for the SDGs

  • Terry Savage, Founder, Savages Unlimited (moderator)

  • Sara Beck, Executive Coach

  • Sherilyn Shackell, Founder & CEO, The Marketing Academy

  • Dr Andrew White, CEO Trancend.Space, Senior Fellow University of Oxford

  • Leanne Fremar, Chief Brand Officer, JPMorgan Chase

12:50 CEST – The SDG Midpoint

  • Ulrika Modéer, Assistant Secretary General and Director of Bureau of External Relations & Advocacy, United Nations Development Programme

  • Sam Roddick, Chief Strategy Officer at Deloitte Consulting

WEDNESDAY, JUN 21

11:00 CEST – Trailblazing Entrepreneurs Delivering Sustainable and Equitable Futures

  • Polly Sumner, Chief Adoption Officer, Salesforce (moderator)

  • Siddhant Sachdeva, Co-Founder, Rocket Learning

  • Thomas Canguilhem, Co-Founder & CEO, EcoTree

  • Louisiane Guezel, Head of Innovation & Impact, EcoTree

11:25 CEST – Resilience Against All Odds: How Individuals Can Drive Sustainable Transformation

  • Stacy Kemp, Principal, Marketing & Customer Strategy, Deloitte Consulting LLP (moderator)

  • Michael Johnson, Four-time Olympic Gold Medallist

11:45 CEST – Breaking the Glass Ceiling: The Role of Gender Equity in Sustainable Transformation

  • Sergio Fernández de Córdova, Executive Chairman, PVBLIC Foundation (moderator)

  • Kathryn Jacob, Chief Executive Officer Pearl & Dean UK, President SAWA

  • Bex Kelly, Executive Producer, The Finch Company & Correct the Internet

  • Adrianne Smith, SVP & Senior Partner, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, FleishmanHillard

12:05 CEST – Activating the Ambition Loop: Putting Creative Transformation in Motion

  • Nelson Kunkel, Chief Marketing Officer, Sustainability, Deloitte (Moderator)

  • Denise Pearl, Global ISV Lead, Sustainability, Google

  • Orli Robin, Head of Strategy and Communication, Airbus Ventures

  • Boaz Paldi, Chief Creative Officer, UNDP

12:25 CEST – Becoming a Climate Hero

  • Boaz Paldi, Chief Creative Officer, UNDP

  • Gilad Regev, Founder & CEO, Kora Sustainability

  • Michelle Clarke, Founder, Project Zero

  • Mik Thobo-Carlson, Founder & CEO, Mitoca

  • JC Jung, Managing Director, Global Sustainable Future

12:45 CEST – The Art of Sustainable Innovation

  • Ayo Odusote, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion lead, Deloitte (moderator)

 

THURSDAY, JUN 22

11:00 CEST – Driving Transformation through Creative Magic

  • Boaz Paldi, Chief Creative Officer, UNDP (moderator)

  • Sir John Hegarty, Co-founder and Creative Director, The Garage Soho & The Business of Creativity

11:20 CEST – In Conversation with Phil Thomas; How Cannes Lions Festival influences leading brands to drive sustainable actions

  • Nick Garrett, Global Leader of Marketing & Commerce, Deloitte Digital (moderator)

  • Phil Thomas, CEO & Chairman, Ascential Intelligence & Cannes Lions

11:40 CEST – The Importance of Transparency in the Evolution of Sustainability

  • Dominic-Madori Davis, Senior Reporter, TechCrunch (moderator)

  • Sean Boyle, Co-founder, unitmode

  • Sweta Chakraborty, CEO, We Don't Have Time US

  • Sam Roddick, Global Head, Deloitte Digital

12:00 CEST – Creating Impact by Connecting Emission Data with Financial Data

  • Ingmar Rentzhog, CEO & Founder, We Don't Have Time

12:15 CEST – Inner Growth for the Common Good

  • Andy Sandoz, Global Chief Creative Officer, Deloitte (moderator)

  • Jakob Trollback, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Trollbäck+Company

  • Nadja Taranczewski, CEO, ConsciousU

  • Stephen Keppel, President, PVBLIC Foundation

12:35 CEST - Innovative Fundraising for Sustainable Projects with AJ Coyne

  • Andy Sandoz, Global Chief Creative Officer, Deloitte (moderator)

  • AJ Coyne, VP Head of Global Brand & Creativity, Klarna

12:50 CEST – How to Don’t Choose Extinction

  • Dominic-Madori Davis, Senior Reporter, TechCrunch (moderator)

  • Nick Garrett, Global Leader of Marketing & Commerce, Deloitte Digital

  • Sergio Fernández de Córdova, Executive Chairman, PVBLIC Foundation

  • Boaz Paldi, Chief Creative Officer, UNDP

 

FRIDAY JUN 23

11:00 CEST – Media Collaboration for the SDGs

  • Daniel Wilkins, Founder & Executive Director, Agency672, PVBLIC Foundation

  • Frances Skinner-Lewis, CEO, Global Action Initiatives

  • Nneka Henry, Head, UN Road Safety Fund

11:20 CEST – In conversation with Terry Savage

  • Boaz Paldi, Chief Creative Officer, UNDP (moderator)

  • Terry Savage, Founder, Savages Unlimited

11:40 CEST – In conversation with Florian Weischel and Rupen Desai

  • Boaz Paldi, Chief Creative Officer, UNDP (moderator)

  • Florian Weischel, Co-Chairman, Weischer.Media GmbH & Co. KG

  • Rupen Desai, CMO and Venture Partner, Una Terra

More to come...
 

CO-HOST

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