Shape the future of corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals
Why Reporting on the SDGs?
We are at a key moment in the evolution of sustainability — transparency is fast becoming the new paradigm for conducting business. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have ushered in a new era of global development objectives to tackle the world’s most pressing problems, and the active participation of business is a principle driver in achieving these goals. Best practices for corporate reporting on the SDGs, however, have yet to be established.
Take action on corporate reporting on the SDGs
The United Nations Global Compact and Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have formed a ground-breaking initiative, Reporting on the SDGs, to address this challenge. Together, we are inviting representatives from leading businesses to join a Corporate Action Group as part of the Action Platform to help influence a greater multi-stakeholder movement that will play a pivotal role shaping the future of corporate reporting on the SDGs.
Reporting on the SDGs aims to leverage the GRI Standards — the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards — and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact. By doing so, businesses are able to incorporate SDG reporting into their existing processes, ultimately empowering them to act and make achieving the SDGs a reality. The Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) initiative is also a partner of the platform, helping to increase the value of corporate sustainability disclosures for the financial community.
Join the Reporting on the SDGs Action Platform to:
- Access a community of global experts, peers and investors to gain cutting-edge insights and help evolve emerging practices
- Engage in a corporate learning programme to receive expert guidance while also identifying solutions and innovative ways to report on your SDG progress
- Play a pioneering role on the SDG journey by participating in key discussions and significant events convened by the UN
Platform Activities in 2018
Companies will participate in a learning programme comprised of four labs designed to support robust business SDG disclosure. The sessions will be delivered through an online platform that allows the dynamic presentation of content and enables participants to interact with each other. In addition, businesses will be invited to provide input to the development of new guidance that will help them to report on the SDGs in a way that is more comparable and valuable to relevant stakeholders, including Governments and investors. The Action Platform also plans to release recommendations on how corporate SDG data can be better aggregated and analyzed to understand business impacts on the SDGs.