Impact Summit 2020

Why are the SDGs so important? How do you decide what SDGs are important to you and your business?  What do the SDGs and Baby Yoda have in common?

These questions plus many more will be answered in Bridget’s SDG workshop. She’ll take you through the history of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), right back to “sustainable development” and where it all started. She’ll unpack why the goals were introduced, how you can measure them, and review how we as a nation are tracking towards the 2030 deadline. Bridget will also help you align the relevant SDGs to your personal life and find ways to action the goals within yourself and your business. This workshop combines creativity, passion and learning – leaving you inspired to BEAD the change you want to see in the world.

Impact Summit

Bridget Williams

Bridget is the founder of social enterprise, Bead & Proceed, which exists to educate people about the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and inspires action towards them through creativity. Her passion for sustainability and using creativity as a tool for innovation has made her a recognised SDGs expert, assisting businesses and organisations with SDG strategic alignment and target reporting. She employs these skills to help businesses make authentic sustainable change and is renowned for her energy and enthusiasm, ensuring all staff and clients are taken on an SDG journey.

As a former solicitor, Bridget thrives solving complex problems and practising effective leadership in her governance roles. This includes being Deputy Chair of the Fendalton/Waimairi/Harewood Community Board and Trustee of the Christchurch Arts Festival. Bridget is also Curator of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Christchurch Hub and member of the Asia New Zealand Foundation Leadership Network, which has led her to become a creditable global change maker. Her efforts have been recognised and endorsed by the Rt. Hon. Helen Clark and the JCI Osaka Outstanding Young Person’s Programme.