The world has set a very ambitious and necessary agenda for 2030: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All 193 Member States of the United Nations have committed themselves to solving the world’s biggest challenges: ending global poverty, protecting our planet and ensuring a life of dignity for all.
Fulfilling these ambitions will take an unprecedented effort by all sectors in society – and business has to play a very important role in the process. Business has to invent, develop and launch countless new ideas and solutions within a very short time. But the SDGs not only identify where we have to be in 2030 to create a sustainable world, they also outline new markets and opportunities for companies all over the world – they change the role of business.
The UN Global Compact is committed to being a leading catalyst for that transformation and in turning the Global Goals into local business. On that basis the Global Compact Nordic Network (GCNN), in cooperation with Volvo Cars and The International Chamber of Commerce, welcomes you to a conference focused on two of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals: Partnership for the goals (SDG 17) and Sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11). During two half-days*, we will discuss, network, learn and share information about how to advance the SDGs through business activities and partnerships.
Enact’s team members Erika Eriksson and Prof. Magnus Enell will conduct one of the training sessions at the conference. Meet them at Volvohallen in Gothenburg, 8-9 May Global Compact Nordic Network Meeting 2017.