Partnership to measure private sector contribution to the SDGs – as investors back ESG reporting
July 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - An online platform in Colombia is making it easier for companies to assess how they are contributing towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Launched, with backing from Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the National Planning Department (DNP) of Colombia, and the UN Development Program, the SDG Corporate Tracker Colombia has so far been used by 480 businesses.
July 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - In collaboration with the United Nations Global Compact, Global Compact Network Canada will host 2021 Making Global Goals Local Business – Canada conference virtually on October 5-6, 2021, with the theme of ‘Catalyzing a resilient future in the Decade of Action’.
By Margarita Lysenkova, Manager – Sector Program, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
As the global community gears up for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit, it is significant that preparations are also underway by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) to deliver a new sector reporting standard for agriculture, aquaculture, and fishing. The Summit aims to leverage the power of food systems to deliver progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet, unlocking the contribution of companies in the food production sectors will be impossible without clarity on their sustainable development impacts.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The 17 goals were adopted by all UN member states in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the goals.
Fifth Third believes it has a role to play in all 17 UN goals. However, the Bank has identified 12 that align especially well with its ESG priorities and has formulated strategies and actions to make progress on these 12 goals:
New Credibility Principles from ISEAL will enable businesses to identify trustworthy and effective partners to meet their sustainability goals.
July 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ - With businesses under ever-increasing pressure to deliver on sustainability objectives, choosing the right tools, approaches and partners has never been more important. ISEAL has launched a new set of Credibility Principles that will help them do just that.
16 businesses sign up to GRI forum on reporting for the SDGs
A new program to enhance corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), by making it more relevant to stakeholders, is now underway – bringing together senior representatives from international companies.
Recognized as “Communications Department of the Year” for outstanding SDG communication
March 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The software provider and UN Global Compact signatory iPoint-systems was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the category “Communications Department of the Year” at the 2021 German Stevie® Awards for its outstanding communication on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).