Visiting Professor talks sustainability

Visiting Professor Thomas Walker speaks to our students about: ‘The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations and their impacts on the financial services sector.'
Date: 31/03/2016
Visiting Professor Thomas Walker, President of the Corporate Resilience Institute, Head of walk-on - Institute for Sustainable Solutions and working with the United Nations, visited Guildhall School of Business and Law last semester, to speak to our BSc Banking and Finance students about: The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations and their impacts on the financial services sector.
 
In September 2015 the world approved the new sustainable development goals. One essential subject is the change from the term “profit” to the term “prosperity”. The 17 goals with 169 associated targets will have, in the next 15 years and hopefully longer, a huge impact on politics, economics, development banks and their policies, the finance sector, agriculture and industry. In this lecture the students and all interested colleagues get on the one hand an overview about the actual international requirements and the Status Quo (BAT) in the area of sustainability and on the other hand the use of smart exercises will make the possible impacts on the finance sector visible.
 
Prof Walker is experienced in lecturing, researching and publishing; consulting and coaching in the area of Sustainability, Corporate Resilience, CSR, Social / Societal Innovations and Ethics. Working with the UN, For Walker is the founder of the Institute for sustainable solutions, President of the Corporate Resilience Institute, Member in several boards and committees including, Center for Human Market Economy / Stiftung Urstein Salzburg; WEISS (Christian Institute for Business Ethics), UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development) Reap26 Chief Developer; long term member in the Austrian Standards Institute.