A ONE DAY CONFERENCE CREATING IMPACT ALL YEAR ROUND
Impact the Future is a one day festival that brings together companies, public organisations and citizens. Centered around United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals our long term goal is to create real global impact to shape a better and more sustainable future for everyone to take part and live in.
09:40 - 09:45
Head of Program & Speakers, IMPACT2030
Head of Concept & Partnerships, IMPACT2030
09:45 - 09:55
WELCOME TO SØNDERBORG
Stepanie Lose & Eric Lauritzen
Mayor of Sønderborg, Sønderborg Municipality
Chairman, Regional Council of Southern Denmark, Region of Southern Denmark
10:10 - 11:05
REBOOTING THE CAPITALIST SYSTEM
“Capitalism as we know it is dead,” said Salesforce chief Marc Benioff at a conference in October 2019. Instead, a new model of business is taking its place. One driven by values, ethics and taking care of employees — not “the Milton Friedman capitalism that is just about making money.” Marc Benioff is not the first to recognize that our current economic system does not work for the modern world. It fails to effectively address our social and environmental issues. In a time of health and economic crisis we are more aware than ever of its failures. Even before the current pandemic, social inequalities were widening for more than 70% of the global population. But what is the alternative? Can we change our mindset and growth instinct? How do we transform to an economic system that is more stakeholder-focused than shareholder-focused?
Anthropologist and senior Researcher, DESIGNIT OSLO
Thought-Leader, Serial Entrepreneur and Creator of the 'Triple bottom line', VOLANS
The Initiator of the 'Economy for the common good'
11:10 - 12:15
A NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT IN A DIGITAL WORLD
Don Tapscott, author of Wikinomics and Blockchain Revolution, said “Technology is breaking down the agreements that grew from the industrial age — about employment, economic opportunity, public discourse, the integrity of democracy and other profound issues.” In other words, we can say that for good or bad, technology has changed our lives and is here to stay. So it is time to create a new set of agreements. How do we ensure that technology is used to create better solutions for the people and planet? How do we handle data responsibly, and how do we steer innovation towards an ethical digital world? Can we ensure that new digital business models can thrive without compromising privacy, democracy and ethics? What steps can we take to ensure a strong and healthy connection between governments and business in the digital age?
Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur and outspoken Silicon Valley critic
Natasha Friis Saxberg
CEO & Technology thought Leader , THE DANISH ICT INDUSTRY ASSICIATION
Co-Founder and CTO and Healthcare futurist, CORTI
Sociologist, Journalist and Independent Advisor
Former under Secretary General of the United Nations
15:00 - 16:00
DESIGNING CITIES WITH AND FOR PEOPLE
It is estimated that the global urban population has soared from 751 million in 1950 to 4.2 billion in 2018, and urbanization is not slowing down. The UN predicts that about 2.5 billion more people will be living in cities by 2050. By then, almost 7 out of 10 of us will live in an urban area. Clearly there is a need to build more human-centric cities where we can live and thrive. But how do we rethink the urban model to work for citizens and for the planet? How do we ensure more inclusive and equal opportunities for all? Can we create enough jobs within cities while being environmentally and socially responsible?
Architect and Co-Founder, PROJECT00 AND DARK MATTER LABORATORIES
Co-Founder and Urban design expert, GEHL ARCHITECTS
Carla Camilla Hjort
Co-Founder and vision Director , SPACE10
16:05 - 17:15
THE GREEN BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY
We are in the midst of health and economic crises that know no borders. COVID-19 has impacted billions of lives and will continue to do so for many years to come. Our resilience as a global community is being tested, and we can look at this as preparation for the climate crisis. The global losses from climate change could total as much as $600 trillion by the end of the century, but more importantly, human life as we know it will be irreversibly changed if we do not act now. Therefore, we need to restart our economy with the environment at the center of both public- and private-sector strategies. But how do we create new jobs and economic success with the green transformation in mind? How do we ensure that we have the talent, governance models and business strategies to implement new systems in the food, water, energy and production sectors? How do we ensure that green business models are prioritized over others? How do we ensure that we do not go back to outdated solutions and instead invest in new ones?