On 8 November 2018, WBCSD’s James Gomme joined Bloomberg’s Sustainable Business Summit in London to moderate a panel of top corporate executive to explore meaningful ways for business to integrate the SDGs into business models. Ezgi Barcenas, Global Vice President Sustainability at AB InBev, Caroline Laurie, Head of Sustainability at Kingfisher and Ashling Mulvaney, Global Head Sustainability Strategy & Healthy Heart Africa at AstraZeneca shared their experiences on embedding the SDGs into their strategies in ways that make a unique contribution to achieving the Global Goals.
- The panel discussion highlighted that the corporate engagement with the SDGs provides ample opportunity for very rich discussions and touched on some of the key themes which drive effective strategic integration of the SDGs.
- It emphasized how the SDGs can serve as an engine for innovation and the critical role of a range of different types of partnerships in advancing this agenda.
- It also stressed the importance of defining priorities and leveraging what each company does best.