There is a common understanding that the active participation of business will be a principal driver in achieving the SDGs. But specific recommendations, capacity and practices enabling such contributions have yet to be fully developed in order to reach global recognition.
WASHINGTON -- In the two years since the formation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), organizations have been working to formulate strategies that will contribute to the worldwide goals of eradicating poverty, creating a healthy planet for future generations, and building peaceful and inclusive societies.
On 21 September, GRI and the UN Global Compact will launch the first outcome publication of their groundbreaking Action Platform for Business Reporting on the SDGs. The publication An Analysis of the Goals and Targets, demystifies the esoteric world of sustainability disclosures for companies seeking to report their impact on the SDGs.
NEW YORK, September 22, 2017/3BL Media/ - Today, nearly 800 business leaders from over 70 countries joined leaders from civil society, Government and the United Nations at the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit 2017.
by John Streur, president and CEO, Calvert Research and Management
The responsible investing movement that we have started and shaped has reached the end of the beginning, with a broad and strong foundation that will evolve to provide the superstructure of our society’s continuing struggle to address and solve its greatest challenges. Our efforts are working, and we are being joined in our mission by more investors worldwide every day.
At two recent events in Mumbai, GRI Regional Hub South Asia gathered some of the biggest Indian companies and conglomerates to promote high-quality reporting in the region, and initiate a discussion on the corporate role in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
How to eradicate poverty and promote prosperity in a changing world?
On 17 and 18 July, high-level representatives from United Nations member states, inter-governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector, gathered in New York to discuss how to ‘eradicate poverty and promote prosperity in a changing world’.
For Pfizer, Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being, is inextricably linked to our belief that every individual deserves to lead a long, healthy and productive life. Good health is fundamental to advancing all of the 17 SDGs, each of which is connected to advances in public health.
Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires coordinated action by local civil society, the business community and international donor organizations. We talk to Anders Gerdin, to understand the perspective of the development agencies and policymakers involved in this effort.