SDG Ambition – Scaling Business Impact for the Decade of Action
Tuesday, 14 July 2020
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Virtual (New York time)
United Nations Global Compact and Global Compact Networks in four countries (TBC) Resident Coordinator Offices in four countries (TBC)
Background and context:
In the Decade of Action to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals, the need for increased business ambition is clear. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed weaknesses in our societies and economies, while also providing an opportunity to build back better. The UN Global Compact is launching a new global impact initiative — SDG Ambition — to challenge and support companies in being more strategic and transformational in how they run their businesses to deliver on the 2030 Agenda. Through SDG Ambition, we will challenge companies to set bolder goals aligned with their purpose, governance, and strategy — and address barriers to speed and scale. We will also support companies collaborate better with their partners to spread change in their broader ecosystems.
This side-event will showcase the SDG Ambition initiative, presenting both its framework and initial uptake by business, and enable a discussion with Governments and the UN system to make SDG Ambition mainstream.