The third annual SDG Business Forum will be held at the United Nations Headquarters on July 17, 2018 during the ministerial segment of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The SDG Business Forum is hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), and the UN Global Compact. Leaders from business, government, UN agencies, key international organizations, and civil society groups will attend the Forum to explore and foster business engagement in implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda.
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. The HLPF will be convened under the Economic and Social Council as the central UN forum to review the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. This year’s theme for the HLPF is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies.” The meetings will focus on six of the 17 SDGs; including Goal 6 – Ensure Water & Sanitation, Goal 7 – Ensure Energy for All, Goal 11 – Make Cities Sustainable, Goal 12 – Ensure Sustainable Consumption & Production, Goal 15 – Protect Ecosystems, and Goal 17 – Strengthen Means of Implementation. The SDG Business Forum will showcase and report on how businesses of all sectors and nationalities are engaged in supporting those six SDGs.
The SDG Business Forum is a unique multi-stakeholder platform for business action and partnerships to achieve the SDGs by fostering public-private dialogues, catalyzing new partnerships and alliances, and exploring innovative business solutions to accelerate sustainable development. From SMEs to multi-national companies, businesses are realizing the necessity of incorporating the SDGs into their business plans and practices and the Business Forum provides the opportunity to review and strengthen their engagement in the SDGS.
The SDG Business Forum will be held from 9:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on July 17, 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
Register for the SDG Business Forum here.
Read more about the HLPF here.