Can private sector participation in the SDGs unlock more sustainable business practices?
An ambitious project has been launched to explore how the private sector can actively contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – and what the role of reporting and partnerships is to support this process.
GRI, the sustainability reporting standard setter, has joined forces with global power company Enel to research whether the SDGs have influenced business reporting and contributed to the adoption of new partnerships and business models. The project will look at how to strengthen the role of reporting, to enhance sustainable business practices and stimulate collaboration.
Through the first phase of the project, businesses, policy makers, NGOs and other stakeholders are asked to share their perspectives on the current state of affairs and help develop a vision on how companies and governments should work together.
An online collaboration forum, hosted by leading insights and strategy consultancy GlobeScan, is now live. On this platform public forums will be held on 8 October and 14 November, with an expert multi-stakeholder panel convened by GRI and Enel. Interested parties can sign up now to participate. (…)