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(Part 1) Business leading the way: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a tool for sustainability and growth
13 Jul 2017 -  Part 1 of the learning session on “Business leading the way: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a tool for sustainability and growth” (co-organized by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), the United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs (DESA), SDG Fund and EcoVadis)
The workshop aimed concretely to:
1. Discuss concrete examples of how SDGs can be mainstreamed in private sector reporting by addressing already used indexes, ratings and/or standards by the private sector.
2. Generate more interest and concrete actions from the private sector in implementing the SDGs by sharing the value of communicating and incorporating SDGs among companies, their clients and suppliers (SMEs).
3. Showcase solutions and opportunities to generate traction and information exchange on companies’ existing client and supplier base, increase market visibility and leadership as well as demonstrate better services by embracing the SDGs.
4. Support further partnerships among Member States and the private sector for successful SDGs implementation.
5. Launch a tangible voluntary year-long SDGs joint pilot initiative or programme that is measurable, visible and deliverable.
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