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Santiago, 22 April 2019 — Global Compact Network Chile in partnership with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) today convened representatives of businesses, Government and civil society to the annual Business Forum for the Sustainable Development Goals to discuss recent progress in the region.
Organized on the sidelines of the third annual meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development, the event highlighted how partnerships between companies and civil society are generating concrete impacts on the quality of life of people in Chile and around the region.
Angus Rennie, Senior Manager of UN Relations and Partnerships at the UN Global Compact spoke about the importance of engaging the private sector to close the global financing gap to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He encouraged companies to issue SDG bonds, consider sustainability aspects in corporate pension fund investments, and adopt an ‘SDG approach’ to foreign direct investment.
Daniel Titelman, Director of the Economic Development Division of ECLAC and Margarita Ducci, Executive Director of Global Compact Network Chile both delivered addresses at the event, highlighting the important role of the private sector in achieving the SDGs.
The event also discussed how national reports on SDG progress can provide a roadmap for business action, with Chile, Colombia and Guatemala presenting on their recent initiatives.
The Business Forum for the SDGs was one of more than 50 events held parallel to the third annual meeting of the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on Sustainable Development.
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