SDG Ambition: Scaling Business Impact for the Decade of Action

June 25, 2020 by  
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SDG Ambition: Scaling Business Impact for the Decade of Action Now more than ever, companies everywhere must unite in the business of a more resilient, sustainable world. Despite progress made in many areas, we are not on track to deliver on the SDGs by 2030. In fact, the United Nations Global Compact Progress Report 2020 reveals only 39 per cent of companies surveyed believe they have targets that are sufficiently ambitious to meet the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Less than a third consider their industry to be moving fast enough to deliver priority SDGs. While 84 per cent of companies surveyed are taking action on SDGs, only 46 per cent are embedding them into their core business and only 37 per cent are designing business models that contribute to the SDGs.  The need for increased business ambition is clear but how do companies get started? How do they set ambitious benchmarks in the areas that will have the greatest business impact on the SDGs and accelerate integration of sustainable development into enterprise management processes and systems? In this webcast: Learn how to prioritize opportunities for SDG impact through core business activities – operations, products & services, and value chain Learn about best practice business benchmarks to gauge whether corporate activities are aiming at the necessary level of ambition to deliver on the SDGs Hear how companies can set goals – or level-set existing goals – in line with what is required to achieve the SDGs and about the processes and tools required to meet them Learn about SDG Ambition, a new accelerator initiative, in partnership with SAP and Accenture that aims to empower and equip companies to set ambitious corporate targets aligned with the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and accelerate integration into core business management Moderator: John Davies, Vice President & Senior Analyst, GreenBiz Group Speakers: Sue Allchurch, Chief, Outreach & Engagement, UN Global Compact Michael D. Hughes, Manager, Sustainability & Responsible Business, Accenture Ann Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, UN Partnerships and Sustainability, SAP If you can’t tune in live, please register and we will email you a link to access the archived webcast footage and resources, available to you on-demand after the webcast. taylor flores Thu, 06/25/2020 – 11:22 John Davies VP, Senior Analyst GreenBiz @greenbizjd Sue Allchurch Chief, Outreach & Engagement UN Global Compact @allchurch_sue Michael Hughes Manager, Sustainability & Responsible Business Accenture Ann Rosenberg Senior Vice President, UN Partnerships and Sustainability SAP gbz_webcast_date Tue, 07/21/2020 – 10:00 – Tue, 07/21/2020 – 11:00

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Kyra Whitten of Flex on improving its work with the Sustainable Development Goals in mind

March 3, 2020 by  
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Flex is a member of the U.N. Global Compact. Kyra Whitten, vice president of corporate marketing, communications and sustainability at Flex, says the Sustainable Development Goals that the Global Compact developed have been a great tool for the company to set its own goals. One of its focuses has been on education — specifically with its employees. Whitten says Flex wants its employees to be able to continue to grow and enhance their careers. It also works with its suppliers to improve so that their partnerships are long lasting and meaningful.

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Ecolab’s Emilio Tenuta and Dow’s Mary Draves on their strategic partnership

March 2, 2020 by  
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Emilio Tenuta, Ecolab’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, and Mary Draves, Dow’s Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of Environment, Health and Safety, joined GreenBiz Editorial Director at GreenBiz Studio to discuss their partnership. Tenuta says that Ecolab has been working on what it called “strategic supplier initiative” that allows them to identify suppliers that enable them to bring sustainable solutions to the market. Dow is among those suppliers.

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Can we protect nature by giving it legal rights?

February 18, 2020 by  
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Around the world, communities are using “Rights of Nature” laws to defend waterways, species and more from human threats.

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New York City is using its fleets to fight air pollution

February 18, 2020 by  
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In a “race to the top,” more cities are gaining unprecedented insights toward cleaning up air quality.

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From field to fork: Tyson harnesses ag tech for sustainable food production

January 23, 2019 by  
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The biggest food company in the world is expanding animal agricultural technology.

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The diversifying corporate renewable market needs a broad menu of risk mitigation options

January 23, 2019 by  
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Different companies have different appetites for renewable procurement.

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With the right guiding principles, carbon taxes can work

January 23, 2019 by  
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Taxing carbon is unlikely to hurt the economy — in fact, countries that have implemented one have grown their GDP significantly.

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6 insights for NGOs to transform corporate sustainability

January 21, 2019 by  
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What a veteran corporate sustainability exec learned about engaging with his company’s biggest critics.

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What if Apple and Tesla joined forces to help us take down climate change?

December 18, 2018 by  
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Facing each other in a suburban shopping mall, the two innovative retailers share everything and nothing.

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