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24th September 2015
The world is on the brink of an unprecedented transformation to a thriving and just net-zero emissions economy. Those businesses leading the transition will be the first to benefit.
In partnership with Ford Foundation, we asked some of the world’s most innovative and ambitious leaders, including Graça Machel, Johan Rockström and David Crane, how business leaders can do more to help meet the goals, and what the barriers and conditions for success are likely to be.
From Anne Simpson sharing how the global financial crisis triggered CalPERS to fundamentally change the way they defined what a sound financial investment is, to Paul Van Zyl discussing the effect of inoculating goats on communities in the Maiyet supply chain, to Bob Collymore’s examples of how mobile technologies are allowing developing nations to leapfrog grid energy.
Watch the broadcast to gain unique insight into the strategies leaders are deploying to change how business works in the 21st century.
Take action today:
- Sign your business up to one or more of the We Mean Business Commitments, and join more than 200 companies who are taking bold climate action.
- Understand the impact of the Global Goals on your business with the SDG Compass, a powerful tool developed by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and United Nations Global Compact to help companies align their strategies with the Global Goals
- Raise awareness by joining the Global Goals Alliance and creating your own ‘Global Goals superhero avatar’ to share on social media. Join millions of global citizens driving greater awareness of the Goals and help businesses understand why they matter.
- Embed the Global Goals into your business plan. Companies can set and report on corporate objectives that support sustainable development and create innovative business models and technology solutions to accelerate achievement of the Global Goals
Learn more about the Global Goals here.