8th World Sustainability Forum
Tuesday, 15. September  to  Thursday, 17. September 2020
All day

8th World Sustainability Forum

As part of the first World Sustainability Week from 15-17 September 2020 in Geneva Switzerland, ISES is happy to be a partner of the 8th World Sustainability Forum - WSF2020.


About the event:

September 2020 marks the 5th birthday of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. With The 8th World Sustainability Forum, we are not only celebrating a birthday, but are also taking stock of where we are in relation to a more sustainable world, what has worked, what has not yet worked, and where we need to go next.

The 8th World Sustainability Forum (WSF2020) is an international scientific conference coordinated by MDPI and the MDPI Sustainability Foundation, under the patronage of the University of Basel, the University of Geneva and  the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN).

Sustainability has gained considerable traction: Many countries have integrated sustainability and environmental protection as part of their national development agenda, many businesses have realized the considerable long-term potential in sustainable development, and many research agendas have aligned with sustainability goals. It is now time for the research, policy, and business communities to enter into enduring dialog and to embrace greater global responsibilities. With this event, we hope to contribute to building a platform and network for a sustainability agenda that fosters partnerships among stakeholders beyond the boundaries of academic disciplines, narrow national agendas, and quarterly spreadsheets. The quest is to conceive of ways to assure long-term sustainable development for our people, our planet, as well as societal and corporate profit.

The World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award funded by the MDPI Sustainability Foundation will be conferred at the gala dinner of the conference.

Discount for ISES members: ISES and the 8th World Sustainability Forum are happy to offer a 20% discount to our ISES members. To learn more and to benefit from this discount, please write an email to public.relations [at] ises.org.