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Keynote confirmed for Game Changers

Marc Buckley will present the keynote speech at this year’s Global Game Changers awards in Glasgow.

An internationally-renowned advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Marc speaks at events worldwide to share his knowledge and expertise on the challenges facing the world this century, and to inspire the development of solutions that can overcome them.


“Businesses that want to be around in the future need to make sure they have dynamic systems-based business models, and include the SDGs as the foundation that provides the resilience to hold their business together well beyond 2030,” Marc said.


The UN SDG advocate will provide invaluable insight into the global SDG and innovation landscape to those attending this year’s event. A member of the Expert Network for the World Economic Forum, Marc also works with the World Food Programme, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and is the Germany and Austria Country Coordinator for Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project.

Newsquest International and Innovators Magazine joined forces in 2017 to launch the Global Game Changers awards, one of the world’s first cross-sectoral platforms recognising innovations, practices and initiatives advancing the SDGs.

Global Game Changers 2018 will invite businesses and pioneers to enter across 10 categories – linked to areas including gender equality, STEM, circular economy, tech, the future of food, collaboration and intrapreneurship.

One of the new gongs this year is the Moonshot Award. Serial pioneer Bertrand Piccard told Innovators Magazine in 2017 that “you don’t innovate with a new idea, you innovate when you understand the paradigm that prevents you from moving ahead, and you get rid of this paradigm.” The Moonshot award is for those that are shifting paradigms to create or demonstrate ways in which a better and more sustainable world can be achieved.

There is also a planned new edition this year, Sustainability Street – where people will have the chance to experience and sample some of the pioneering products supporting the growth of a fair and sustainable world for all.

Global Game Changers will be held in Glasgow on 12 September this year and in London in 2019. 

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And read our Q&A with keynote, Marc Buckley, in the spring launch edition of Impact Innovators, produced in collaboration with Knowledge4Innovation.

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