GSC Launches its 17 Weeks for 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Program

GSC Launches its 17 Weeks for 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Program

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Innovative products and services can serve communities affected by poverty

MasterCard Aid Network

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Monday, March 21, 2016 - 3:00pm

CAMPAIGN: GSC 17 Weeks for 17 SDGs Initiative

CONTENT: Newsletter

In this first week, Global Sourcing Council explores examples of how to take action on Goal 1 which calls to end poverty in all its forms everywhere.
The Global Challenge:

Over one billion people live on $1.25 per day or less. Most are in Southern Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Poverty rates are also high in many small, fragile and conflict-affected countries. To address poverty and its many manifestations, economic growth must include all segments of society, including by providing sustainable jobs.

The Business Opportunity:
According to the UN Global Compact, recent experiences with economic growth show that “strong markets and strong societies go hand in hand”. Businesses have found opportunities in developing innovative products and services to serve communities affected by poverty, and in leveraging these groups “as consumers, employees in the value chain, supplies/distributors, and community members.”
Click Here to Find Examples of How to Take Action such as:
  • Identify and engage with suppliers operating in high poverty areas: CIA World FactBook
  • Learn from business examples of SDG 1 in action: MasterCard Aid Network
  • Link with NGOs to amplify SDG 1 efforts: MicroFinance Capacity Building Intiative and Business Fights Poverty
  • Highlight poverty eradication in sourcing: 3S Community Engagement Award Nominee: Vihara Foundation [Video]
  • Attend an upcoming event on sustainable business and the SDGs

Contact us at the below to learn how you can benefit by sharing your SDG story through GSC.

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