Recently the BTEC business students in years 12 and 13 visited the UN for a GEL (Global Entrepreneurial Leadership) summit in conjunction with the UK charity, Wild Hearts. The summit looked at the challenges business faces in considering the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals. They also considered what entrepreneurship is and how tomorrow's entrepreneurs have to also be aware of and driven by these goals.
The students were fortunate enough to listen to speakers such as Princess Zahra Aga Khan from the Aga Khan Development Network, Antonio Hautle, Executive Director of the Global Compact Network Switzerland and Cheryl Kiser, Executive Director of the US Babson Social Innovation Lab, Ian Walker, Senior Director of Global Community Impact at Johnson and Johnson as well as Stephan Hirschi the Director of Sustainability & Climate Change, Pwc and Wadia Ait Hamza, Global Shapers, World Economic Forum.
The day was an informative and enriching and underpinned much of the work done in the business course.