OPINION: Building a Sustainable Future – The Compact Between Business and Society

Aug 29, 2014 1:00 PM ET

By Georg Kell for Inter Press Service

In an article for Inter Press Service, Georg Kell points out that as UN and governments work to define a set of global sustainable development goals by 2015, businesses will have an enormous opportunity to “make good” on its commitment to society.

Read the article on Inter Press Service.

About the UN Global Compact
The United Nations Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to voluntarily align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues. The UN Global Compact is a leadership platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible corporate policies and practices. Launched in 2000, it is the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative, with over 12,000 signatories from business and key stakeholder groups based in 145 countries. www.unglobalcompact.org