The SDG Business Forum Highlights Private Sector Engagement and Action

Registration Ends July 7, 2017

The annual SDG Business Forum will meet at the United Nations Headquarters on July 18, 2017 during the ministerial segment of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).  Hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), the UN Global Compact, and organized in partnership with the Global Business Alliance (GBA) for 2030. Leaders from business, government, UN agencies, key international organizations, and civil society groups will attend the Forum to discuss and encourage business engagement in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda.

The HLPF serves as the central UN forum to follow-up and review the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, with the participation of all members of the United Nations and its specialized agencies. The theme for this year’s HLPF is “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world.”  The 10 day meeting will focus on seven of the 17 SDGs; including Goal 1 – End Poverty, Goal 2 – End Hunger, Goal 3 – Ensure Healthy Lives, Goal 5 – Achieve Gender Equality, Goal 9 – Build Infrastructure, Foster Innovation, Goal 14 – Conserve Oceans, and Goal 17 – Strengthen Means of Implementation.

The UN 2030 Agenda is a platform for the private sector to demonstrate the central role of business in sustainable development from the standpoints of investment, innovation and implementation. From SMEs to multi-national companies, businesses are realizing the necessity of incorporating the SDGs into their business plans and practices.

The SDG Business Forum will showcase and report on how businesses of all sectors and nationalities are engaged in supporting those seven SDGs.  It will include sessions examining investment, partnerships, and monitoring implementation of the SDGs.

The SDG Business Forum will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on July 18, 2017 in Conference Room 1.

Register for the SDG Business Forum by July 7, 2017 here.

Read more about the HLPF here.