It’s no secret that we can’t achieve the SDGs without concerted action from groups across sectors – but how can businesses in particular integrate SDG targets into their operations, when their primary responsibility is often to shareholders?
That’s the core question Dr. Paul Zeitz, co-founder of GDI-incubated SDG Compacts, will discuss with business and CSR leaders on Monday, March 26 at the Responsible Business Summit NY. Specifically, Dr. Zeitz’s presentation will aim to help businesses understand the critical role they must play in helping cities and local governments accelerate local-level implementation of the SDGs – and how they can move from ideas to action.
His fellow panelists include Richard Ellis, Group Head of CSR, Walgreen Boots Alliance; Adam Gordon, Engagement Director, Global Compact Network USA; Ahsiya Gordon, Director, Pulse & Global Volunteering, GSK; and Cassandra Nattrass, Sr. Business Development Manager, Southpole. The workshop titled “SDG Integration” will cover key questions including:
- How to fully integrate the SDGs into business operations and communications
- How to decide which integration method is most appropriate to a given business
- How a business can bring senior management, employees, investors and suppliers into the SDG integration process
Following the panel discussion, participants will split into working groups in which they can share and get feedback on specific SDG integration action plans to take back to their businesses.