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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were launched at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York in September 2015. The SDGs embrace a universal approach to the sustainable development agenda. They explicitly call on business to use creativity and innovation to address development challenges and recognize the need for governments to encourage sustainability reporting. 
 

 The SDGs further explained

 
GRI is the bridge between businesses and governments, enabling them both to make positive contributions to the UN SDGs. Business and government leaders can agree with international principles, but without guidance on how to put them into practice, little can be accomplished. We help organizations align big picture, principle-based approaches with the reality of data-driven reporting. This is also true of our work on the SDGs. GRI championed a strong private sector role in the development of the goals and assists with follow-up and review, and is mobilizing businesses understand and contribute to the SDGs. Our work in support of the SDGs empowers the sustainable decision making needed to achieve the goals. 
 

 Making Business Contribution Happen

 

          Face to face workshops: Progressing on SDGse-Learning courses: progressing on SDGsGender Equality e-LearningSDG CompassSDG CompassSDG Mapping ServiceSDGs Webinar TrackCorporate action group (CAG) for reporting on the sustainable development goalsExpert corner webinars seriesTarget 12.6 - Live trackerBetter Data for Better DecisionsEnabling Smart PolicyGRI-Business Call to Action Report – Measuring Impact