U.N. Inspiration trip

The best way to inspire the people in your organization to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals is for them to get a firsthand experience of the dynamics within the United Nations its institutions.

Introduction

Dr2 Consultants New York facilitates tailor-made inspiration trips to the capital of Global Affairs: New York City. Organized around important U.N. events and meetings relevant to your mission and interests, we provide you with the opportunity to observe, understand and engage with relevant stakeholders. When relevant, we will also visit global institutions such as the IMF and the World Bank in Washington DC

Once a year, during the U.N. General Assembly in September, we organize a Sustainable Development Goals inspiration trip that is open to all interested parties. In the course of a week, we visit the United Nations and affiliated institutions, side events to the General Assembly, and will engage in one-on-one discussions with policy makers and other global affairs professionals. Next to serving as inspiration and education on the policy dynamics surrounding the Sustainable Development Goals, these trips provide excellent networking opportunities for likeminded public affairs and corporate social responsibility professionals.

Why do the SDGs matter to your public affairs strategy, and to your organization as a whole?

Agreed upon unanimously by the United Nations member states in September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals set out a framework to tackle the world’s most pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges in the lead-up to 2030.

Doing nothing is a costly option: Environmental and social burdens restrain future growth prospects in almost all industries

Long-term regulatory risk: National and regional governments increasingly base policy on the SDGs

Reputational risk: Stakeholders look to business to engage meaningfully in this agenda

Increasing the sub-target for the renewably energy share in the transport sector;

Establishing a carbon border tax to stimulate foreign producers and EU importers to reduce their carbon emissions;

Strong license to operate: Differentiate yourself from competitors and build trust among governments, shareholders, and customers

Market incentives: There is more and more demand for SDG-relevant technologies and solutions through sustainable and inclusive business models

U.N. Inspiration Trip

The best way to inspire the people in your organization to take action on the Sustainable Development Goals is for them to get a firsthand experience of the dynamics within the United Nations its institutions.

Virtual and Hybrid Programs

In those cases where travelling to the United States is not an option, we also provide virtual or hybrid inspiration trips. In an engaging program with online or hybrid one-on-one and roundtable sessions, we take a deep dive into the topics relevant to your organization together with the stakeholders working on these matters in- and outside global institutions.

Tour de U.N.

For organizations that already have a global affairs strategy in place, we organize virtual and offline ‘Tour de U.N.’ meetings. In this condensed program, we only focus on meetings with those stakeholders and potential partners that can advance your mission. For each meeting, we provide a detailed briefing and key communication points. Our team also supports you during and after the meetings to coordinate follow-up and integrate it into the broader strategy.

Advocacy Events

As part of a broader global public affairs and communication strategy, we also assist organizations in organizing thematic (side-)events during relevant policy meetings and working groups. We help you with writing the event proposal, getting speakers and partners on board, and can support in the execution of the event itself.