Join us virtually on Monday, 12 October 2020, from 11:15 till 12:50.

Ester Asin


WWF Europe



Jacques Vandermeiren

Board Chairman

The Shift



Jean-Pascal van Ypersele


UCLouvain and past Vice-Chair of IPCC



Emmanuel Faber

Chairman & CEO





11:15 - 11:25

Welcome and speech Her Majesty the Queen

Welcome by news anchor Wim De Vilder.

Her Majesty the Queen will kick off the SDG Changemakers event.

11:25 - 11:55

Keynote speech by Emmanuel Faber and Q&A

How to act as a SDG changemaker contributing to people and planet?

During the Q&A, you have the possibility to ask your question via a chat that will be available in the live stream.

11:55 - 12:38

Panel on SDG 13 ‘Climate action’

How can we act together upon the Paris Climate Agreement?

A panel discussion with Ester Asin, CEO of WWF Europe, Professor Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, UCLouvain and past Vice-Chair of IPCC, Jacques Vandermeiren, Board Chairman of The Shift and Emmanuel Faber, Chairman & CEO of Danone.

Moderated by Wim De Vilder.

12:38 - 12:50

Belgian Alliance for Climate action launched by The Shift and WWF Belgium

This alliance will unite organisations that are prepared to join forces to achieve ambitious climate goals.


Danone is a leading multi-local food and beverage company building on health-focused categories in 3 businesses: Essential Dairy & Plant-Based products, Waters and Specialized Nutrition. With its ‘One Planet. One Health’ frame of action, which considers the health of people and the planet as intimately interconnected, Danone aims to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices.

To accelerate this food revolution and create superior, sustainable, profitable value for all its stakeholders, Danone has defined nine 2030 Goals in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.


The Shift is the Belgian meeting point for sustainability. As of June 2015, The Shift connects some 450 organizations from different sectors: companies, NGOs, academic institutions, government agencies and other key players in our society. The Shift is the national contact point for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and CSR Europe. Together with its members and partner organisations, The Shift aim to develop innovative solutions to meet the greatest challenges for our planet, people and prosperity.