Global Opportunity Explorer Launches with 300 Solutions for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Today, Sustainia, DNV GL and the United Nations Global Compact present 300 of the most promising solutions that help reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), from solar-powered microgrids to shoes made from plastic waste. The solutions are featured on the Global Opportunity Explorer, a brand new online platform with new solutions and markets for achieving […] ... lees meer

OECD Forum Highlights Value of Private Sector Role in SDGs

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) held its annual Global Forum on Development with a focus on catalyzing the private sector to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and explore new avenues of partnership to mobilize the needed resources. The 12th annual Global Forum on Development convened on 5 April 2017, in Paris, […] ... lees meer

Oproep grote bedrijven aan informateur Schippers: Maak werk van Global Goals

De politieke partijen die een coalitie vormen, moeten de 17 Sustainable Development Goals van de Verenigde Naties centraal stellen in het regeerakkoord. Dat schrijft de Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) vandaag in een brief aan informateur Edith Schippers. De DSGC wordt gevormd door de CEO’s van de Nederlandse multinationals AkzoNobel, DSM, FrieslandCampina, Heineken, KLM, Philips, […] ... lees meer

New Survey of Experts Finds Slow Start Towards Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainability practitioners see little progress made to date towards each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals) – as well as poor progress on sustainable development overall, according to the findings of the report Evaluating Progress Towards the Sustainable Development Goals by GlobeScan and SustainAbility. While sustainability experts agree that society’s progress […] ... lees meer

Raising the bar: rethinking the role of business in the Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development gives business a significant role to play in efforts to achieve the SDGs, based on its ability to invest and innovate. Oxfam published an interesting paper. However, for companies to truly contribute, they must move beyond current forms of engagement, abandon a narrow focus on the SDGs as an […] ... lees meer

Tweede Kamer per brief geïnformeerd over diverse MVO-zaken

Tijdens het Algemeen Overleg Internationaal Maatschappelijk Verantwoord Ondernemen (AO IMVO) van 7 december 2016 stelde de Kamer een aantal vragen die verband houden met Internationaal Maatschappelijk Verantwoord Ondernemen (IMVO). Minister Ploumen (Buitenlandse Handel en Ontwikkelingssamenwerking) heeft in een brief – mede namens de Minister van Economische Zaken en de Minister voor Wonen en Rijksdienst – antwoord […] ... lees meer

Implementing the Agenda 2030: sustainability standards help business seize opportunities

A new report published by WWF and ISEAL today indicates how businesses can contribute strongly to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and unlock new market opportunities by using credible voluntary sustainability standards to transform entire sectors and supply chains. The report frames the SDGs as “quickly becoming a universal language for governments, businesses and […] ... lees meer

Our Global Goals need all businesses

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), often referred to as Global Goals, need business as much as business needs them. The trailblazing report of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission, founded by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown and Paul Polman, was launched during the World Economic Forum Conference this January in Davos and clearly illustrates this mutual opportunity. […] ... lees meer