BGS x SDGs Launch Leadership Conference

Mark your calendars for the live and virtual
BGS x SDGs Launch Leadership Conference beginning November 11!

Beta Gamma Sigma believes business is a force for global good, which is why we've partnered with the SDGs Launch project to bring members a conference that will connect, educate, and empower participants to become catalysts for change in their communities. Through a number of speaker series, workshops, and a case challenge, participants will have the opportunity to reflect and build on their understanding of sustainable development.
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.

What to expect from this event:
  • 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

Super early bird pricing until September 15th: $79

Early bird pricing from September 15th-October 8th: $89

Full price from October 8th-November 10th: $99

Space is limited to the first 500 participants.

This is a student-focused conference, though registration may open for alumni at a later date.

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Beta Gamma Sigma partnered with the Foundation for Environmental Stewardship (FES) to bring our members the BGS x SDGs Launch 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 Launch program went entirely virtual in 2020, and has been completely revamped and expanded to best serve online participants.


Since 2017, the SDGs Launch 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.

Meet Steve Lee, the main speaker for the BGS x SDGs Launch Leadership Conference.
Steve is a 28-year-old climate change activist and policy advocate to the United Nations. He is the Founder of FES and its 3% Project, a program that recently got Steve awarded a 2021 Clean50 winner for outstanding contributions to clean capitalism. Steve has represented the Canadian youth on the issues of Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Youth Empowerment. Steve is personally trained by Al Gore as a Climate Reality Leader and scientifically trained at the University of Toronto in Physiology and Human Biology. An entrepreneur, Steve founded Steve’ Guidebook, a publisher for university study guides and RevIT2 Solutions, a market research consulting firm for private investment firms. Steve is now the Organizing Partner leading Major Group for Children and Youth (MGCY) at the United Nations.

Steve is an expert in the field and youth activist, will 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. After this main presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to chat with Steve in a live Q&A.

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