United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

Foster business contribution to the SDGs at national level

Tue 14 Jul 2020, 1.00 pm — Wed 03 Feb 2021, 1.00 pm
Virtual (New York time)


Organizer: Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Co-organizers and speakers: DNP Colombia (National Planning Development), and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Netherlands (speaker)

Speakers: Ministry of Environment South Africa (speaker), Corporate representative

In order to ensure the implementation of the SDGs, it is crucial to address the private sector’s impact and contribution to the Goals. Engaging business in the process will ultimately accelerate the transition towards a sustainable and resilient society by maximizing positive impacts and enabling cooperation. The side-event will offer the opportunity to show how partnerships between government and the private sector, can drive forward the actions on the SDGs.

Objectives and expected outcomes:

• Share experience with private sector engagement in the implementation of the SDGs; • Illustrate how partnerships between government and private sector can drive forward the actions on the SDGs and lead the transition towards sustainable and resilient societies; • Build momentum and consensus, inspire other actors and governments around the world.