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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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Science Based Targets Initiative Announces Major Updates Following IPCC Special Report on 1.5°C
UNITED NATIONS, February 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) will introduce major new updates to enable companies to set greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets consistent with the most ambitious aim of the Paris Agreement, to limit average global warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century compared to pre-industrial temperatures. New...
Feb 20, 2019 3:00 PM ET
United Nations Global Compact to Engage Young Business Professionals in Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals
COPENHAGEN, Denmark, February 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The United Nations Global Compact today announced two initiatives to engage young business professionals in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN Global Compact Young SDG Innovators Programme will activate future business leaders to rethink the...
Feb 1, 2019 3:00 AM ET
UN Global Compact Bulletin (January 2019)
The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese...
Jan 31, 2019 8:25 AM ET
The UN Global Compact Calls Upon Business and Governments to Take Action to Finance the Sustainable Development Goals
DAVOS, Switzerland, January 23, 2019 /3BL Media/— The United Nations Global Compact today issued a call to action to finance the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to address the financing gap, estimated at US$ 2.5 trillion annually. The call to action urges business, Governments and other actors to work with financial intermediaries to raise the financing...
Jan 23, 2019 2:15 PM ET
Annual Letter From CEO & Executive Director of the UN Global Compact : A Year of Tipping Points
The value of universal principles It was 20 years ago this month that our late founder UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan first proposed the idea of a Global Compact between the United Nations and the world’s businesses. The universal principles on human and labour rights, respect for the environment and anti-corruption proposed by Kofi Annan as the basis of our...
Jan 16, 2019 9:00 AM ET