New York City: A high-level political forum, currently taking place at United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York, is gauging efforts undertaken to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) – launched in September 2015.
The forum presents an opportunity to highlight the central role business is playing to advance the UN’s 2030 Agenda and during the two week gathering, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) will be showcasing specific projects and partnerships undertaken by the global business community to implement each of the 17 SDGs.
ICC Secretary General John Danilovich said: “We are witnessing leadership from companies of all sizes, in all regions, who are incorporating sustainability into their core business operations and supply chains. ICC is committed to further engaging the global business community in the 2030 Agenda and enhancing UN engagement with the private sector around the global goals.”
On 18 July, ICC will co-host an SDG Business Forum showcasing business actions to meet specific goals.
Over 1,000 business leaders have registered to take part in the SDG Business Forum – an unprecedented mobilisation of the private sector at a UN event.
From floating banks on the Amazon that boost financial inclusion to partnerships that aim to improve sanitation and access to clean water, we found it difficult to pick just 17 examples to illustrate the many ways the private sector is taking action to advance the SDGs.