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Healixia UPDATE – Webinar on Sustainable Development Goals

21. January 2021 @ 16:00 - 18:00

The Sustainable Development Goals: impact on our business and your job


The UN (United Nations) have issued the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as a call to action for governments, companies, organizations and citizens around the globe. These SDGs have now become a guiding principle for many actors in life sciences, including most pharma and biotech companies. The impact on our activities and our jobs will become more and more clear and eminent in the near future.


In this webinar, we give the floor to some of the most prominent speakers on SDGs:

  • 16.00 - 16.05: Introduction by Erik Present
  • 16.05 - 16.35: Prof. Dr. Wayne Visser (Antwerp Management School) - one of the world's leading voices on this topic, will guide us through the SDGs, and will bring examples from authorities, hospitals and companies, including pharma and biotech.
  • 16.35 - 16.50: Sonja Willems (General Manager Janssen) will elaborate how Janssen as a pharma company embraces the SDGs and translates into concrete actions.
  • 16.50 - 17.05: Veronique Toully (Vice President & Global Head of Sustainability UCB) will detail UCB’s journey towards sustainability.
  • 17.05 - 17.20: Herman Devriese (University Hospitals Leuven) - a reality check from a hospital perspective.
  • 17.20 - 17.35: Daniel Rüfenacht (Group Vice President Corporate Communications and Sustainability at SGS) will explain how SDG’s are incorporated in industries outside the health sector (more specific in the TIC -Testing, Inspection, Certification- industry).
  • 17.35 - 18.00: Q&A



Healixia member: free

Non-member: 75 euro (excl. VAT)

Register here

CONTACT and further Information

Healixia vzw - Kerkstraat 108, B-9050 Gentbrugge - BTW nr.: BE0739 515 429 - RPR.Gent
T 09 233 51 19 - isabel@healixia.be | healixia.be

responsible for programme, content and implementation

21. January 2021 @ 16:00 - 18:00

Healixia UPDATE – Webinar on Sustainable Development Goals