Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, all 193 member states of the United Nations adopted a plan for achieving a better future for all — a total of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs characterize the sustainability debate at national and international levels. As a global goals system, the SDGs provide a common language and a compass for the challenges of the 21st century. The implementation target year for these is 2030.
The business community can play an enormous role in tackling these global challenges. Companies must increasingly leverage their resources to advance the SDGs.
Global Initiatives of the UN Global Compact
Led by the UN Global Compact in partnership with SAP and Accenture, SDG Ambition is an accelerator initiative that aims to accelerate integration of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into core business management.
Action Platform on the Reporting on the SDGs
The Action Platform has developed and is disseminating leading guidance to help business integrate the SDGs into their reporting processes. Measuring and disclosing their impact on the SDGs will help businesses better engage stakeholders, enhance sustainable decision-making processes and strengthen their accountability.
SDG Action Manager
The SDG Action Manager is a web-based impact management solution to enable businesses to take action and track progress on the Sustainable Development Goals through 2030.
Young SDG Innovators
The Young SDG Innovators Programme is an opportunity for participating companies of the UN Global Compact to identify young talent within their organizations to collaborate and accelerate business innovation towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Local Activities of the Global Compact Network
Switzerland & Liechtenstein
Our members have the opportunity to participate in the Swiss track of the SDG Ambition, a 6-month journey which empowers and equips companies to develop ambitious goals and implement innovative business strategies that significantly increase their positive impact on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Swiss Triple Impact
The Swiss Triple Impact (STI) program assists Swiss companies to measure their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and thus to identify the most important areas for improvement, while at the same time opening up new business opportunities and boosting innovation.
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