THE GLOBAL GOALS ARE IN BUSINESS
In the face of multiple systemic, interconnected crises, the solutions require ALL OF US to play our part.
The Global Goals simply cannot be achieved without businesses. Through their core operations, financial commitments, employee networks, consumer-facing platforms and high-level influence, companies have a crucial role to play in accelerating progress towards the Goals.
Every business and every employee can make a vital contribution to creating a more peaceful, equitable and prosperous future.
FOR PEOPLE AND FOR PLANET
BUSINESS AS A FORCE FOR GOOD
Renewing Focus on Goal 5: Gender Equality
For International Women’s Day, Denominator is highlighting critical data on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in order to provide a better understanding of how far we still have to go within Goal 5; and in particular Target 5.5 - ensuring women's full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.
COP26: Where We Need to Go From Here
Reflecting on her time at COP26 in Glasgow, Gail Gallie, Co-Founder of Project Everyone, believes the most important thing now is to ensure that the commitments made are acted upon.
A net-zero and nature-positive world is still within our grasp, and we must keep telling ourselves that story.
How This Parcel Company Decarbonized Itself
For DPD, a parcel delivery company, sustainability is a license to operate - which is particularly relevant for a logistics player, as parcel delivery companies operate thousands of vehicles every day to deliver parcels to doorsteps or to retail or industrial companies.
This is why DPD, one of our Business Avengers, embarked relatively early on a journey to compensate for their carbon footprint.
The World’s To-Do List
The Business Avengers have launched a major awareness campaign to show their support for and action towards achieving the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Companies taking part in the World’s To-Do List campaign are sharing the actions they are taking to contribute to the achievement of particular Goals, whilst also stating what is on their ‘To-Do List’ for the near future.
The Energy Transition Needs Business to Value Purpose Alongside Profit
Building a healthier, cleaner planet underpinned by low-carbon energy systems demands a new approach from the energy industry and for those working in the sector.
Wood are putting the Global Goals at the heart of their strategy to develop and grow their business.
The SDGs Are Good for Business
The Sustainable Development Goals were developed with input from businesses. Companies helped shape the agenda, agreeing in principle to hold themselves accountable for their part in achieving the Goals by 2030. The resources, innovation and adaptability of the private sector are critical for attaining the ambitious set of 17 Global Goals and 169 targets.
Fashion Avengers is a collection of leading fashion industry forces coming together to inspire and accelerate progress towards the United Nations' Global Goals.
The campaign aims to raise awareness of the impact fashion has on the planet, using the Goals to make sustainability more accessible.
The Oceans Are Everyone's Responsibility
The oceans cover 70% of the world's surface, and we rely on them for a lot - energy, water and, of course, food.
Mars Petcare believes that all of us have a responsibility to do what we can to take pressure off vulnerable ecosystems and restore them where we can and in whatever capacity we're able to do so.
Is Your Company a Water Steward?
Commitment to SDG 6 is not solely philanthropic - there is a compelling business case for investment. There are a lot of ways that businesses can help to reduce water stress. Diageo's focus on water stewardship over the past decade has enabled the company to achieve a 46% improvement in water efficiency globally, reducing costs, mitigating risk and building resilience in their operations.
ABOUT OUR BUSINESS AVENGERS
The Business Avengers comprise some of the world’s largest and most influential companies, all of which are committed to playing a significant role in achieving the Global Goals by 2030.
As Business Avengers, companies champion the Global Goals as a framework - and each uses their internal and external reach to communicate the importance of all 17 Goals. Every one of our Business Avengers is actively seeking ways to innovate, collaborate and drive progress towards the Goals.
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What can we do?
Across the world, there are a wide range of organisations supporting businesses on their journey to become more purposeful, more responsible and more impactful.