On Friday, September 25th the Global Goals for sustainable development will be formally adopted by world leaders after years of intensive consultation. Today, on the eve of their ratification, The B Team is urgently calling for the business community to play a key role in meeting the newly adopted goals by their 2030 timeline in order to accelerate the transition toward a thriving and just net-zero emissions economy.
“The Global Goals, to be adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit this week, provide us with a once-in-a-generation-opportunity to fight poverty, preserve our ecosystems and alleviate human suffering”, said Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever and B Team Leader.
Crucial to the success of this “once in a generation opportunity” is large scale economic transformation, investment, and early, successful action. We think business has a major role to play, and today we’re gathering some of the world’s most innovative and ambitious leaders to discuss how business can help meet the Global Goals.
Read more here about how business leaders can help meet the Global Goals, and what we’re doing about it.
And join us today in a live discussion on the role of business in advancing the Global Goals.