Private firms have ‘critical role’ in sustainable development

​ GRI challenges governments and companies to work closer together on SDG reporting. Amsterdam, 3 April 2019 – GRI chairman Eric Hespenheide has called for greater cooperation between businesses and governments to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following the GRI Board of Directors holding their bi-annual meeting in India, GRI today (3 April) partnered with the Bombay Stock Exchange to hold a special dialogue event in Mumbai entitled…

GRI and the UN Global Compact announce continued collaboration to advance business reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals

​ Amsterdam, 21 February 2019 — GRI and the United Nations Global Compact have announced their continued partnership to develop best practices for corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), empowering businesses to prioritize SDG targets and measure and report on progress. ​The Action Platform on Reporting on the SDGs, led by the two organizations, was…

UN Unveils Alliance to Combat the ‘Destructive Practices of Fashion’

The UN Alliance for Sustainable Fashion – launched last week at the UN Environment Assembly – seeks to halt the environmentally and socially destructive practices of fashion. The alliance hopes it will “harness the industry as a driver for improving the world’s ecosystems.” The alliance says it will analyze the efforts of UN agencies, identify…

Report: Companies Committed to UN Global Compact Perform Better Across Supply Chains

EcoVadis, a provider of business sustainability ratings, has published a new report on sustainability performance comparisons between organizations who have committed to the UN Global Compact principles vs. those that have not. Taking a deep dive into performance across key themes of environment, labor and human rights, business ethics and sustainable procurement, EcoVadis found that committed companies…

Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma Hedefleri(SDGs) ‘Türkiye Haritalandırması Pilot Projesi’nin Kapanış Toplantısı’na katılım sağladık…

S.E.Ç. Sürdürülebilirlik Danışmanlığı ekibi olarak UCLG -MEWA tarafından koordine edilen Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma Hedefleri(SDGs) ‘Türkiye Haritalandırması Pilot Projesi’nin Kapanış Toplantısı’nda Seferihisar Belediyesi‘ni ve Sn. Tunç Soyer‘i temsil etmekten onur duyduk. Seferihisar Belediyesi bünyesinde yürüttüğümüz faaliyetler kapsamındaki “SKH’lerin Yerelleştirilmesi”, “Sürdürülebilirlik Komitesi”, “Sürdürülebilirlik Ofisi”, “Tarımsal Kalkınma Vizyon Belgesi”, “Yönetsel Hizalama Çalışmaları”, “Yerlelleştirilmiş SKH İndikatörleri”, “Dijital Sürdürülebilirlik Platformu” gibi…

Can the SDGs turn business risks into opportunities?

Whether driven by regulation, technology, consumer demand or resource availability, the transformation of the global economy currently underway will touch virtually every industry you can name. For companies, that means considering whether “business as usual” will cut it in the long term. However, figuring out which measures to use when planning for the future can…