The UN SDGs: A Why, When and How Guide for Business

Who’s behind it? – Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)

How can it help? – This report, published by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF), is based on the premise that since the SDGs are relatively new, many business leaders are still trying to figure out what the SDGs mean for their companies. The publication aims to increase discussions among businesses about the SDGs and help companies implement plans that contribute to the SDGs. The report details why the SDGs matter to the private sector, and how both startups and large companies can get involved with the 2030 agenda. The report recommends that companies: define priorities; seek feedback and input from a range of stakeholders about the SDGs; turn priorities into actionable and time-bound goals aligned with the SDGs; incorporate the SDGs into non-financial reporting using an analysis from the UN Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative; and build on partnerships, unify sectors and engage employees to further goals, and craft corporate social responsibility programs.

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