#Event: Sustainable Innovation Expo 2016

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The Sustainable Innovation Expo (SIE2016) is the official side event of the Second United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) formerly Global Ministerial Environment Forum, which was convened for 27 sessions over 67 years. It is a crucial political meeting that steers the direction of global environmental policy.

The event brings together business leaders who will be called on to identify and apply resource-efficient and cleaner solutions/technologies, and to engage with governments in identifying the enabling conditions to scale them up.

In the changing global landscape – where sustainability is high on the consumer agenda, climate change is threatening economic development, and inefficient practices are set to cause resource scarcity and price spikes – only those businesses and investors who embrace the new worldview will thrive.

SIE2016 will develop on UNEP’s existing strategic partnerships in the private sector and create new ones in sectors that contribute to the UNEA theme of Healthy Environment, Healthy People. 
Participants will include CEOs of major companies, institutional investors, foundations, banks, insurance companies, civil society representatives and thought leaders from non-governmental organizations and think tanks.

SIE2016 will take place in the course of four days during which the High-Level Segment of UNEA-2 will address nine thematic high-level events that focus on some of the most critical issues facing the world.

Participation will be complemented by the creation and sharing of thought-leading content preceding the Assembly and on the ground, including webinars, reports and Climate Leader Videos which will be shared with a network of over 30,000 contacts and over 52 million social media reach.

Date: May 23-27
Location: United Nations Office at Nairobi, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya

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