Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
Network Lunch


Lunch | 12:00 - 2:00pm

Friday, September 27

SAP Next-Gen, 10 Hudson Yards, Floor 48, New York City

During the Week of the 74th UN General Assembly


On behalf of the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative, SAP and UN Environment would like to invite partners in Higher Education to join us to explore how this sector can become an engine for action in meeting the SDGs. At the event we will be championing leadership of those who are taking action on this agenda and discussing a new programme for action.



12:00 – 12:30 PM: Welcome and open networking

12:30 – 12:40 PM: Setting the stage around HESI and its evolvement over time into the future

  • Sam Barratt, UN Environment, Chair of HESI


12:40 – 13:10 PM: How can Higher Ed be an Engine for Action on the SDGs


13:10 – 13:40 PM: How can Higher Ed equip Students for the World & Work of the Future


1:40 – 2:00 PM: Wrap-up and open networking


Chief, Education & Youth at UN Environment

SVP for UN Partnerships at SAP & Global Head of SAP Next-Gen & SAP University Alliances

Executive Director at AASHE

Founder of the Haiti Tech Summit and Founder of the Global Startup Ecosystem

Network Manager, SDSN Australia, New Zealand & Pacific

Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Manitou Equipment America

Manager, PRME, UN Global Compact

Head of Program and Partnerships, SDG Academy

Senior Director, Public Affairs and Marketing at IEEE

Global Prog Manager, Environmental Sustainability at LinkedIn