The Road to 2030: Aligning Corporate Ambitions with What the World Needs

The next 10 years will be pivotal for ensuring a sustainable and equitable future for the global community. In this short time, we’re challenged to deliver on broad-sweeping agendas put forth by national governments and multilateral bodies, including the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris agreement on climate change. 

But government and civil society cannot go it alone — they need engagement from business in order to make these visions a reality. Over 90 percent of citizens think it’s important for the private sector to support the SDGs, and U.N. data indicates that government commitments fall far short of what’s needed to realize the goals of the Paris agreement, making it all the more important for business to step in and close the gap. In this series sponsored by Kimberly-Clark Corporation, we’ll discuss how companies can go beyond what’s viewed as easily attainable and align their social and environmental ambitions with what the world truly needs.

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Social Impact & Volunteering

System Change is Key to Driving Social Impact Work That Matters
The level of system change required to tackle many of the world’s most pressing challenges can seem overwhelming. Sometimes, a simple and unlikely symbol changes our perspectives.

Environment

Climate Change is Worsening Water Scarcity: How Business Can Help
About 4 billion people live in water-stressed areas and face severe water scarcity during at least one month each year. Over a billion more — including 1 in 4 children — will live in areas of extremely high water stress by 2040.

Responsible Production & Consumption

Companies Can Address the Impact of Single-Use Plastics in the Era of COVID-19
As people attempt to go about their daily routines safely during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the role of plastics has changed once again. Cities and states temporarily lifted their plastic bag bans out of concern for health and hygiene...

Environment

Measure, Manage, Mitigate: A Three-Step Solution for Corporate Climate Action
While the human and environmental costs of climate change play out before our eyes, an alarming new report makes the future economic costs all the more clear.

Responsible Business & Employee Engagement

Aligning Corporate Ambition with an Ever-Changing World
Goal-setting is familiar territory for most major multinational corporations. But as the needs and demands of our world change rapidly — on issues from climate change and resource scarcity to equity and social justice — companies are challenged to make sure their ambitions evolve in kind.
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