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Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted a plan for achieving 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” are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which 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 business, civil society and citizens from the outset. We are all in agreement on where the world needs to go. For the past several years, the UN Global Compact has played an important role in bringing business perspectives to the process of shaping the SDGs. Successful implementation will require all players to champion this agenda.

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New Report Reveals: Business a Key Activist in Turning Global Risks into Opportunities
OSLO, NORWAY, January 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ - From all corners of the world, business leaders echo the same message: societal risks need urgent action. However, some of the most pressing risks – such as youth unemployment and the global food crisis – are also where leaders see the greatest business opportunities. Business also increasingly sees itself as a key global...
Jan 26, 2016 7:00 AM ET
UN Global Compact: Mobilizing Business to Change the World
Over the past decades, the United Nations has undertaken the painstaking work of convening governments and urging them to take a serious look at how to address the urgent environmental, social, and governance challenges our world faces. And while we have come a long way, much remains to be done. Click here to continue reading on...
Nov 18, 2015 3:30 PM ET
Global CEOs Sign on to New UN Goals at United Nations Private Sector Forum
NEW YORK, September 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ – More than 300 CEOs, Heads of State, UN and civil society leaders today attended the United Nations Private Sector Forum (PSF) to discuss the role of business in implementing the world's 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Addressing the meeting, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reflected on the success of the past 15 years, noting her...
Sep 26, 2015 6:45 PM ET
The SDG Compass Helps Companies Take Action on New UN Goals
NEW YORK, September 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Companies now have a new tool to help them navigate and contribute to a new set of global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations on 25 September. Launched today at a UN-business event at UN Headquarters in New York, the ...
Sep 26, 2015 11:00 AM ET
Secretary-General Asks Business to Join Forces with UN on Framework for Financing Global Priorities
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, July 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Meeting today with CEOs, heads of state and ministers at a forum on the sidelines of a global finance summit, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the corporate community “to be our partners in supporting and financing this agenda.” The call came on the...
Jul 14, 2015 12:40 PM ET