Facilitating business action on the SDGs

Published date: 18 October 2022

Expert guidance shared from the Business Leadership Forum

A series of discussion sessions between business leaders and key stakeholder groups about reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have resulted in new resources being made freely available to the global sustainability reporting community. 

GRI’s Business Leadership Forum (BLF) on Corporate Reporting as a Driver to Achieving the SDGs has brought together a cohort of companies committed to deepening their contributions in support of the SDGs. This program includes regular workshops, best practice masterclasses and knowledge sharing. 

Following the release of two outcome papers in 2021, three further publications are now available: 

Collaboration and information sharing is one of the most critical elements in mobilizing efforts to deliver on the SDGs. This is something that no business, government or organization can do alone. By making available these summary reports from our Business Leadership Forum, we seek to encourage organizations to use the recommendations and insights to improve how they approach SDG reporting. Ultimately, this is about quickening the action needed to secure a more prosperous future for people and planet.

Peter Paul van de Wijs, GRI's Chief Policy Officer

The BLF has representatives from: ABB Group, Baxter, Cemex, Cigna, City Developments Limited, Enel, Eni, Ferrero, Fujitsu, Grupo Bimbo, IHS Towers, Inditex, JTI, Mosaic, and Prysmian Group. The two-year program is set to conclude by the end of 2022. A closing event and the launch of the final summary papers will take place next month.  

GRI provides organizations with a variety of free resources and tools on how to integrate the SDGs into sustainability reporting – including a podcast series on business action in support of the Global Goals.