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SDG Roundtable: Tools to Envision a Restorative Future — International Registration

January 11 @ 9:00 am CST

/ Free

This free event is being held in-person and virtually and is open to everyone. 

We all plan ahead. Companies and organizations set sustainability goals with a combination of short-term and long-term targets. But what about very long-term goals? The United Nations SDG goals reach out to the year 2050 and beyond. What does the road look like– and what tools are available– for such long-range thinking and planning? And how do we set a course that is not only sustainable but restorative?

Join us January 11 when nationally recognized futurist Trista Harris will keynote the next Sustainable Development Goals Roundtable offering some answers to these questions. Trista is the president of FutureGood, a consultancy that helps visionary leaders build a better future. She speaks internationally about using the tools of futurism in the social sector.

The event will also feature additional experts on sustainable–and restorative–development. You’ll hear cases and examples from around the world on how it’s possible to envision solutions 30 or more years into the future.

You’ll come away with a better understanding of why now is a good time to look at the future–and how to envision the impact of your own work 30 or more years from now.

Global Minnesota is pleased to partner with corporate member Sunrise Banks in hosting this event. Laura Wildenborg, Fintech Innovation Manager for Sunrise Banks, will share the role banks can play in facilitating organizations to achieve their future sustainability goals.

As a socially responsible bank, Sunrise’s mission is to empower financial wellness through innovation. The bank focuses on positive community engagement with ethical banking and partners with like-minded companies to extend its mission nationally and around the world. Sunrise is a certified B Corporation, a certified Community Development Financial Institution and member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values.

Event Speakers:

  • Keynote: Trista Harris, President, FutureGood
  • Panelist:  Tim Roman, CEO, Ecotone Analytics
  • Panelist: Ken Smith, CEO, EverGreen Energy
  • Panelist: Laura Wildenborg, Fintech Innovation Manager, Sunrise Banks
  • Moderator: Bjorgvin Saevarsson, Founder, Yorth Group

Thanks to promotional supporter the United Nations Association of Minnesota.

Corporate Member Resources: Open the link to see how Global Minnesota corporate members offer expertise, services, or technology that can help with your organization’s sustainability goals.

If you require any accommodations, please contact our Corporate Relations Officer Steve Riedel at [email protected].


January 11
9:00 am - 11:00 am


Global Minnesota
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