The United Nations has named the coming ten years the Decade of Action. Ten years to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were adopted in 2015 by 196 member states, businesses and civil society stakeholders. Ten years left to create the lasting, global changes that our planet so desperately needs.

The SDGs encompass every aspect of human and planetary well-being – they're a universal call to action to end poverty, to protect the earth and to ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity. But we are far from achieving them, as shown in the latest status report from the UN.

That is why we have created Impact the Future – a new annual conference that brings together public and private players from more than 50 cities around the world, who are working on solving both local and global challenges through entrepreneurship, innovation and technology. 

But it is more than just an event. It is a bold ten-year mission, where we each year want to highlight, celebrate and connect the most promising startups, innovators, corporates and cities that have taken the SDGs into their core business, and help them lead the way for the next ones to come.

The conference was held for the first time on October 26, 2021 at Alsion Concert Hall in Sønderborg, Denmark, with the theme A Green Inclusive Restart.

centered around the 17
un sustainable development goals.


Founded in 2020, Impact2030 is a nonprofit organization with the sole
purpose of achieving the 17 SDGs through an international conference and impact platform.

The NGO is a joint project between Startup Guide and Culture Works.


Founded in 2014 by Sissel Hansen, Startup Guide is a creative content
and publishing company that produces guidebooks and tools to help entrepreneurs navigate and connect with different startup scenes across
the globe.


Founded in 2010, Culture Works is an award-winning agency that creates cultural impact for companies and develops original content with festivals, conferences and experience-driven events.

sissel hansen

Head of Program & Speakers

adrian fey

Head of Concept & Partnerships

Andreas Nielsen

Head of Project

Cat Serafim

Brand Designer

joana carvalho

Design Lead

Anastasia Ilcov

Head of Corporate Communication

Olivia Christensen

Project Manager

Caroline Larsen

Project Assistant

Frederik Rasmussen

Partnerships & Business Development