Securing business action for sustainable development
Published date: 19 January 2023
GRI’s pioneering program on corporate reporting for the SDGs has concluded
What are the practical steps that businesses around the world can take to assess, measure, and report their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), thereby demonstrating their commitment to driving change?
Exploring this issue was at the core of GRI’s Business Leadership Forum (BLF) on Corporate Reporting as a Driver to Achieving the SDGs. A two-year program, it brought together sustainability-focused companies, data users and key stakeholders to raise the quality and relevance of SDG data and facilitate peer learning through regular workshops and best practice masterclasses.
The two latest – and final – outcome papers are now available to the global community of sustainability practitioners:
- Summary Paper 6 – Incorporating Sustainability Considerations into Supply Management to Drive the SDGs: Provides an overview of the impact measurement practices in supply chains, with insights on how to implement responsible procurement practices and increase transparency.
- Summary Paper 7 – Global Agenda, Local Impacts – Contributing to the SDGs through Multi-stakeholder partnerships: Delves into the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships for the 2030 Agenda, presenting solutions for understanding, assessing, and communicating their impact and value creation for businesses.
We are very proud that the Business Leadership Forum was such a big success. In the last two years, we have engaged with over 40 leading experts across seven key stakeholder groups. Our eight workshops and online masterclass series were attended by more than 2,000 sustainability professionals, eager to learn, share ideas and network. Our seven summary reports offer a helping hand to companies on their SDGs reporting journey and I encourage businesses to make the best use of these free resources.Kate Driessen, Corporate Stakeholder and Engagement Manager at GRI
The BLF members included the ABB Group, Baxter, Cemex, Cigna, City Developments Limited, Enel, Eni, Ferrero, Fujitsu, Grupo Bimbo, IHS Towers, Inditex, JTI, Mosaic, and Prysmian Group.