Since the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012, companies in the UN Global Compact’s LEAD initiative have been deeply committed to the process that led to the launch of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. Global Compact LEAD – a group of companies from across all regions and sectors working to advance corporate sustainability within their organizations and inspire others to do the same – has been spearheading sustainability strategies ranging from board engagement and oversight of sustainability to full integration across business functions.
Most recently, LEAD companies were among the first to start aligning their strategies and activities with the SDGs and contributed their knowledge and experience to the development of resources and tools intended to guide the implementation of SDGs by business, including the SDG Compass and the SDG Industry Matrix.
The examples below highlight some of ways that LEAD companies are helping to advance the SDGs through their core business activities and partnerships. Be sure to check back as examples will be added on an ongoing basis.