Portuguese nationality. European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation 2014-present From 2011-14 Carlos Moedas was Secretary of State to the Prime Minister of Portugal and Member of the Portuguese Parliament He is Co-Author of the book "The New Paradigm of Real-Estate investment" (O Novo Paradigma Do Investimento Imobiliário) and was Senior Economic Advisor of the Portuguese Social Democratic Party (PSD) 2010-11 He was Founder of Crimson Investment Management 2008-11 and previously Managing Director and Member of the Executive Committee Board of Aguirre Newman and Consultant on mergers and acquisitions, Deutsche Bank and Eurohypo Investment Bank From 2000-2002 he was Investment Banking Associate at Goldman Sachs MBA, Harvard Business School from 2000 and Engineer and Project Manager at Suez Group and Degree in civil engineering, Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa.
“The most ambitious vision in the world” and “the biggest management challenge ever” are just a few of the catchphrases associated with the UN Global Goals.
Global Goals LIVE! will present business cases and tangible approaches to how the Global Goals are and can become excellent business opportunities and a new license to operate.
The Global Goals, which entered into effect on 1 January 2016 and comprise a total of 17 goals, cover a wide variety of detailed specifications. They define solutions to financial, social and environmental challenges, and they provide a unique tool for opening up new markets, innovation, recruiting young talents and not least for having a greater purpose.
Our declared mission is to stimulate engagement that puts the Global Goals on the business community’s agenda. During the year, we will involve VL-members in a number of forums where the potential of making the Global Goals a competitive factor will be visualized and rendered workable and where the CEO's will be urged to give the Goals a motivating and binding position in their business strategy.
This work will culminate at the 2019 VL Summit.
It is more important than ever for us, as business leaders, to have a clear conception of our responsibility.
The Global Goals give us an opportunity to act and blaze new trails to a sustainable and stronger society and business - and to peace and justice in the World.
See you in the UN City, Copenhagen on 6 June 2019 at 9.00am
(Registration opens at 7.30am)
The Summit 2019 is arranged with UNICEF as partner