ECCK hosted its sixth live webinar on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs) in partnership with Evonik on August 19, 2021. Presented by Dr. Harald Schwager, Member & Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik, the webinar was held under the theme of “Evonik Improves Life Day In, Day Out”. After graduating from the University of Karlsruhe with a degree in chemistry in 1984, Dr. Schwager has taken over various positions. Since September 2017, he has served as deputy chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries AG in Essen, Germany. During his presentation, Dr. Harald Schwager introduced Evonik’s approach to sustainable development goals. “Sustainability is the most important topic for the world, for society and for the economy.” said Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board Schwager. “If we want to develop sustainability solutions, we need industries and companies like Evonik. Without industries, without the innovative strength of the industries, creativity, and its research, development will not be able to anchor sustainability of people in the lives of everyone.” The webinar by Evonik is available on our YouTube: Our next SDG webinar series is scheduled on September 14, 2021 with Mercedes-Benz under the theme of “Sustainability, Technology and Innovation: Mercedes-Benz on the Way to a Carbon-Neutral and Digital Future”. To register, please click on the following link: ECCK SDG Webinar Series 2021: CEO Talk on SDGS – Sustainability, Technology and Innovation. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. About ECCK’s SDGs Webinar Series Until December 2021, ECCK will be hosting a virtual webinar series every month featuring leading individuals from global companies advancing the SDGs. Our previous participants include Chairman and CEO of Baker Hughes Lorenzo Simonelli, Member of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE Saori Dubourg, Vice President of Environmental Responsibility of Lego Group Tim Brooks, Group Chief Investment Officer and Member of the Group Executive Committee of Swiss Re Guido Fürer, CEO and President of the Executive Committee of Solvay, Dr. Ilham Kadri and Member & Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik, Dr. Harald Schwager. In our upcoming webinar series, companies in various sectors including Mercedes-Benz, Kyobo Life, etc. will discuss business practices and corporate vision and efforts on implementation of UN-SDGs. For the launch of the webinar series in March, Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of United Nations, shared a congratulatory message. “When there is a strong tripartite partnership between government, business leaders and civil societies, there is nothing which we cannot do. We need to count on private sectors to help drive further success, and we will all benefit from robust vision and action by companies to set the right sustainable business strategies and corporate culture.”, said H.E. Ban Ki-moon. “That’s why I am so pleased that the ECCK has organized this webinar series with global business leaders to share their experiences and commitment with us.” Christoph Heider, President of ECCK, said, “United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a very important milestone in opening the future for the next generation. We believe that this webinar series will provide a platform to promote the importance of the efforts and roles of private sector for the successful implementation of the SDGs and to explore various solutions to the challenges for businesses.” For more information on ECCK’s upcoming SDGs Series, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.