Sustainable Development Goals

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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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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
Private Sector Investment and Sustainable Development (White Paper)
The United Nations Global Compact, UNCTAD, UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment and the UNEP Finance Initiative have released a new white paper on the critical role of private investment in the sustainable development financing architecture. The white paper, "Private Sector Investment and Sustainable...
Jan 22, 2015 1:00 AM ET
Business Leaders Show Strong Confidence in Sustainable Growth Opportunities
ZURICH, SWITZERLAND, January 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Business leaders globally have strong confidence in their own ability to turn sustainability challenges such as water scarcity and lock-in to fossil fuels into new business opportunities, particularly in the manufacturing and finance sectors in emerging economies. This is one of the key findings of the Global Opportunity...
Jan 20, 2015 12:15 AM ET
VIDEO: UN Global Compact 10th Principle Against Corruption
On 10 December, the UN Global Compact marked the 10th Anniversary of its 10th Principle against corruption:  “Businesses should work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery." A video produced for this occasion imagines what a world free from corruption would look like - with fair competition and money appropriated to education, healthcare, clean drinking water and...
Dec 16, 2014 3:35 PM ET
Companies and Investors Mark 10th Anniversary of the Global Compact’s Anti-Corruption Principle with Call to Action
New York, December 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Today, the UN Global Compact commemorated the 10th Anniversary of its 10th Principle against Corruption with companies and investors publicly calling on Governments to promote anti-corruption measures and to implement policies to establish...
Dec 10, 2014 6:00 PM ET