Sustainable Development Goals

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New KPIs for the Planet and the Role of Business

Launched in September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals are the new KPIs for the planet to 2030, and they position business as a vital partner to achieving sustainable development.The Global Goals presents Irish business with a new framework that will inform the design, delivery and communication of their sustainable and responsible business practices. Irish business needs to have articulated position on the Global Goals as stakeholders (be they government, customers, employees, civil society) will increasingly demand it. Ireland played a notable role in their design, with David Donoghue, Ireland’s Ambassador to the UN together with Kenya, acting as key negotiators.

What is the business case for aligning with SDGs?

Companies that understand the opportunities and challenges presented by the Global goals will gain a real competitive advantage. Business leadership is emerging internationally on the Goals and many discussions are taking place within countries and within various sectors.

How can we help

We work with our members within our service offerings to define what the Sustainable Development Goals can mean to them, and provide support to take a progressive and leading role in an Irish context. Our work with Strategist and Leader members will support strategic alignment to the relevant Global Goals, and our Engage members, including those active in our Business Action on Education and Employment initiatives, will focus on addressing some key societal agendas such as youth employment, educational attainment and social inclusion.

Become a member of the network to receive expert guidance on how to integrate the SDG Goals in your CSR strategy.

Sustainable Development Goals for business