In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted a plan to achieve a better future for all – laying out a path over the next 15 years to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. At the heart of “Agenda 2030” is the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that clearly define the world we want – applying to all nations and leaving no one behind.
The new Global Goals result from a process that has been more inclusive than ever, with governments involving businesses, civil society and citizens from the outset. We are all in agreement on where the world needs to go. Fulfilling these ambitions will take an unprecedented effort by all sectors in society – and business has a very important role to play in this process.
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SDGs and UN GLOBAL COMPACT
No matter how big or small, and regardless of their industry, all companies can contribute to SDGs. While the scale and scope of global goals is unprecedented, the fundamental ways that business can contribute remain unchanged. The UN Global Compact asks companies to first engage in business responsibly and then pursues opportunities to solve societal challenges through business innovation and collaboration.
Global challenges – ranging from climate, water and food crises, to poverty, conflict and inequality – are in need of solutions that the private sector can deliver, representing a large and growing market for business innovation. In the rush to transform business models and systems for the future, integrity and values will have a huge role to play. For companies that want to advance the SDG agenda, the job starts by acting responsibly – integrating the Global Compact ‘s Ten Principles into strategies and operations, and understanding that good practices or innovation in one area can not make up for harm in another.
The new Global Goals result from a process that has been more inclusive than ever, with Governments involving business, civil society and citizens from the outset. We are all in agreement on where the world needs to go. Fulfilling these ambitions will take an unprecedented effort by all sectors in society — and business has to play a very important role in the process.
To achieve the ambitious and necessary goals set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the UN Global Compact has developed a portfolio of Action Platforms to advance responsible business activities and fill emerging gaps in meeting the SDGs. Rooted in the UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles, each Action Platform will convene business, Global Compact Local Networks, leading experts, civil society, Governments and UN partners to solve complex and interconnected issues, explore new market opportunities and innovate around the SDGs.
Responsible business and investment – rooted in universal principles – will be essential to achieving transformational change through the SDGs. For companies, successful implementation will strengthen the enabling environment for doing business and building markets around the world.
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