Theme

Transitioning to a purpose-driven organization
Sustainable thinking and ways of working embedded in your DNA

The (high tech) industry is at the start of a comprehensive transition to more sustainable business operations. Dutch, European and global climate policy represents a fundamental change for the industry. The Dutch (high tech) industry is at the forefront of innovation and has the opportunity to develop itself to become the place for (European) sustainable companies to do business. We have all the necessities available: from a highly educated technical workforce to an excellent location for trading and transporting industrial raw materials and goods.

The question is not whether you are going to start making your operations more sustainable. The question is; where do you start? In dialogue on: which transition is necessary for more sustainable business operations within the high tech industry? What challenges will we face, and how can we overcome them? How can we grow towards a sustainable future? Sustainability as an integral part of your organization is a must in becoming purpose-driven.

Sustainable HR/ Workforce
We find ourself in the midst of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is poised to transform work at an unprecedented pace. How can the industry prepare for this future workplace and ready its workforce? What are the skills that will become must-haves in the future workspace? What are the pathways for training and education to enable these skills? HR has a significant role in developing strategy on sustainable employability and promoting and encouraging sustainable behavior across the organization.

  • Future of work
  • Great place to work
  • Sustainable employability
  • Inspirational leadership

 Sustainable Tech/ Innovation
The (high tech) industry is at the forefront of innovation. Sustainable tech and innovation is key in transitioning to more sustainable business operations and reaching broader sustainability goals such as circularity, human rights, equality and good health.

  • Innovative/ Ecosystem thinking as the skill of the future
  • Tech for good
  • Innovation through nature intelligence
  • Start-ups

Sustainable Environment/ Climate

  • From a no waste to a regenerative economy
  • Natural capital and biodiversity
  • Energy transition

During Sustainable Innovation Day we will be sharing knowledge, interaction and inspiration through keynote presentations, practical cases and workshops. Do you have an inspirational sustainable practical case and are you working in the (high tech) industry? We are looking for interesting, educational and enjoyable practical cases that match with the theme. Do you have a suggestion for an interesting practical case? Or are there experiences outside of the industry but match the theme? Check our requirements and submit your suggestion before November 8th 2021.