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Aligning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals #SDGs


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How can companies align with the UN's new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and improve their corporate responsibility and employee engagement. Learn tips in this interactive presentation.

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Aligning with the UN Sustainable Development Goals #SDGs

  1. 1. Rallying Around The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
  2. 2. Today’s presentation: • An overview of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) • How to integrate SDGs into your business • Examples and group discussion • Q&A Susan McPherson @susanmcp1 CEO, McPherson Strategies
  3. 3. SDGs 101 • 17 goals designed to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people enjoy people and prosperity • 169 targets to be achieved over next 15 years • Announced by the UN in January 2016; adopted by world leaders in September ‘16 at the UN Summit • The SDGs follow and expand on the millennium development goals (MDGs), which were agreed on by governments in 2001 and expired in 2015 • Collaboration between governments, civil society and businesses
  4. 4. The big difference between the millennium development goals and the SDGs? The SDGs mean business.
  5. 5. Now is the time to mobilize the global business community as never before. The case is clear. Realizing the Sustainable Development Goals will improve the environment for doing business and building markets. Trillions of dollars in public and private funds are to be redirected towards the SDGs, creating huge opportunities for responsible companies to deliver solutions. -Ban Ki-moon
  6. 6. Via BSR Business is good for SDGs…and the SDGs are good for business!
  7. 7. Via BSR How to Align Your Biz With The SDGs
  8. 8. Via The SDG Compass (great resource!) How to Align Your Biz With The SDGs
  9. 9. Skills-based volunteering Engage employees with SDGs Include global causes in workplace giving and matching campaigns Raise awareness of SDGs among employees and efforts to achieve them
  10. 10. Example
  11. 11. Example
  12. 12. Example
  13. 13. How is your company aligning with SDGs? Which goal is most aligned with your business?
  14. 14. Questions? Susan McPherson CEO and Founder, McPherson Strategies @susanmcp1