M​aking Global Goals Local Business Meets In New Delhi, Issues Call For Action

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – ​Time is precious and innovation is key. These were two of the key messages delivered at the two-day meeting the United Nations Global Compact recently hosted in New Delhi. The event was attended by more than 300 local and global leaders of various sectors in ​​business, finance, civil society and government​.​

The event is part of a campaign called Making Global Goals Local Business​ and ​it focused on the opportunities ​that breakthrough technology can promote to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).​ Making Global Goals Local was launched in 2016 to help ​ companies see both their responsibilities and opportunities around the SDGs globally and on the ground through the 70+ G​​lobal Compact Local Networks.​

D​uring the event, participants could interact in breakout sessions designed as laboratories to generate ideas and advance platforms on innovation, impact reporting, ​humanitarian action and peace, sustainable finance, low-carbon development, inclusion, decent work and sustainable living.​

The event was also used by ​the Business and Sustainable Development Commission ​to ​release​ ​its Better Business, Better World - India country report.​ ​The report that SDGs open up at least ​US$1 trillion of market opportunity for the private sector in ​India in​four key areas: food and agriculture, energy, cities and health.​ It adds that ​more than 72 million new jobs could be created in India by 2030.

T​he program also included a session co​-hosted by the UN Global Compact, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), World Resources Institute (WRI), and World Wildlife Fund (WWF)​, where they​ present​ed ​insights on the Science-Based Targets initiative, ​which makes the case for companies to ser science-based targets so they can specify how much and how quickly they need to reduce their GHG emissions.

The overall message to the participants is that they should ​help make SDGs the business norm around the world, and not waste time as time is 'of the essence'.​

For more information, visit the event's website.​​