What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.

Our Action

Be the Change In Your Community

An event open to the general public to empower individuals to create positive change in their own communities.

We are inviting everyone in the community to brainstorm projects aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development  Goals (SDGs) proposed by the United Nations to be achieved by 2030. 12 years will go by quickly!


We will discuss what has been achieved and what can still be done by each of us individually and together.

You can learn more about SDGs, examples of implementation by companies and individuals internationally and also here in Central Switzerland with experts from Junior Chamber International, Swiss industry champions such as F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd. and impact associations.

Everyone will have a chance to voice their ideas – in English or  German! If you feel more comfortable in French, Italian, Spanish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, Maltese – there will be one of us to help you find your voice.

For other languages – just mark in your registration that you would like to speak up, but need help with translation. We will see what can be done!

Audience: anyone who would like to make a change in their community, specifically Central Switzerland.


10:00 Theory Session: SDG’s and every one of US

10.40 Coffee Break

11:00 Keynotes insights to Setting Goals

12:00 Lunch Break

13:00 Brain Storm Session: Be the Change in Your Community

14:00 #SDGAction together

14:30 Networking and Apéro onwards

The event is free of charge; food and drinks are available at your own expense.

Expert Panel

Klaus-Michael Christensen

President and co-founder of Swiss Impact Investment Association (SIIA)

SIIA has been at the roots of promoting SDG’s vision in Zug and we will learn about the history of question in Zug and the SIIA’s vision of “…a society in which the quest for economic profit solves rather than creates social and environmental pressure”. With a special additional thesis on SDG5 – Gender Equality. 

Sandra Klemm

Group Legal Counsel and Secretary to the Corporate Sustainability Committee, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd

Sandra will give presentation about “Roche’s commitment to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals”

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