On the occasion of the high-level opening of the UN General Assembly in New York, USCIB announced new additions and improvements to the Businessfor2030 web platform. USCIB built the platform in 2015 to showcase business engagement on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), and provide a public resource for businesses and others on SDG relevance, process, partnerships and implementation. The Business for 2030 website, www.businessfor2030.org, features new content in two areas: a just-launched “explore by company” page and featured blog posts on the importance and opportunity of UNGA for U.S. business.
The scale and ambition of the 2030 Development Agenda creates a tremendous opportunity for the private sector to demonstrate the central role it plays in sustainable development and human prosperity and to serve as an essential partner to bridging the gap in finance and technical capacity necessary to meet the challenge of achieving the SDG’s. The Business for 2030 site showcases business’ past and continuing contributions to sustainable development through the prism of the SDG’s. The goal of the site is to stimulate a more productive partnership between the public and private sectors at the UN and at national levels and to demonstrate the need for a proportionate role for business in the negotiations, implementation and follow-up mechanisms of the 2030 Development Agenda at both the UN and at national levels
The all new “Explore by Company” page on the Business for 2030 website allows users to filter by company for case studies of business contributions to the SDG’s, and complements the “Explore by Goal” page. The new page also simplifies the website’s search functions, aiding users who are looking for company-specific information.
The Businessfor2030 blog also included two new posts relating to UNGA:
- “What to Watch for During UNGA Week” features a DEVEX article that highlighted António Guterres’ UNGA debut as secretary-general, UN reform, President Donald Trump’s speech to the UN and humanitarian crises. It also flags the recognition of the need for private-sector engagement in order to achieve the SDG’s.
- USCIB President and CEO Peter Robinson also contributed a featured post on the blog to reflect on where business fits into the complex multilateral and multi-dimensional challenge of the Agenda for 2030. The blog discusses how good governance and support from the private sector can help to achieve the SDG’s and sets out three broad challenges for SDG implementation by business: inclusiveness, innovation and information. Robinson commends the progress that has already been made, while simultaneously asking more of both the business community and the UN community in the future.
The Business for 2030 Twitter account (@bizfor2030) tweeted out specific case studies throughout the UNGA week linked to specific SDG’s and USCIB events. We invite companies to continue contributing their case studies to the Business for 2030 web platform by contacting Kristen Bauer (firstname.lastname@example.org).