UN Global Compact-Accenture Strategy CEO Study on Sustainability 2019

Who’s behind it? – UN Global Compact, Accenture Strategy

How can it help? – The UNGC – Accenture Strategy CEO Study on Sustainability 2019 is, to date, the world’s most comprehensive to-date on business contribution to the SDGs. More than 1,000 top executives across 21 industries and 99 countries candidly reflect on the opportunities and challenges to sustainability since the launch of the SDGs in 2015.

In this publication, they acknowledge the opportunity for competitive advantage through leading on environmental, social and governance issues and report real progress, impressive innovation and impact; they recognize the business community could and should be making a far greater contribution to achieving a sustainable global economy and society by 2030.

They also point to the barriers that are preventing business from doing more and the enablers that would unlock the potential of the private sector.

The Study offer CEOs an opportunity to call all business across sectors and peers to step up action and change market systems to drive a decade of delivery, by:

  • Raising ambition and impact: leaders must drive change in their own organizations, and through the disruption of market systems.
  • Change collaboration: key players must connect in new ways because meaningful transformation is not a solo sport.
  • Redefining responsible leadership: leaders must embrace their role as change agents to champion the sustainability agenda.
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