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New Commission to Quantify Business Case for SDGs

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In a key announcement from Davos last week, 20 business leaders are setting out to quantify the economic case for engaging in the SDGs, and explore ways for businesses to take advantage of the 2030 Agenda. The members of the Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development, launched during the World Economic Forum 2016, include Paul Polman, Unilever, Arif Naqvi, ... Read More »

G&A Institute Supports The Global Sourcing Council’s “17 Weeks / 17 SDGs Initiative”


NEW YORK, NY (January 26, 2016) – Governance & Accountability Institute announces its support of the Global Sourcing Council’s “17 Weeks / 17 SDGs Initiative,” developed by GSC in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that were adopted by all 193 countries at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015. G&A Institute, in the spirit of SDG ... Read More »

Four Drivers of Corporate Action on Sustainability


At a special UN event on January 13th, Lise Kingo, head of the UN Global Compact (UNGC), called on businesses to engage in the SDGs “in the right way,” by committing to operate responsibly. Corporate action on sustainability has a strong business case. UNGC has outlined four key drivers: Consumer Preferences: A growing trend of “ethical consumerism” pushes companies to ... Read More »

The Business Case is Building Itself – Get Ahead of the Curve


 The Business Case is Building Itself – Get Ahead of the Curve Capital and Talent is Flowing to Companies Focused on SDGs  A growing body of research shows that companies that measure and manage their sustainability issues are outperforming their peers in the market, attracting / retaining better talent, engaging their customers, decreasing risk and increasing opportunities to grow and ... Read More »

The 6th “P” for Profit is Why Businesses Should Align with the SDGs


  Dear Global Sourcing Council community member, I am pleased to bring you our first greetings in 2016 on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Global Sourcing Council. P is for Profit We are moving into a new era in business, in which socially and environmentally responsible sourcing is not just a “nice-to-have” gambit in your marketing portfolio. ... Read More »

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