New platform launched to support the SDGs
A new comprehensive online platform has been launched, Support the Goals, to celebrate the businesses that support the SDGs.
The 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development will only be achieved with the support of businesses. Despite compelling business benefits, only 17% of businesses believe they have programmes in place to help achieve the goals by 2030. Most businesses are either unaware of the goals, or unsure how to support them effectively.
Via the platform, you can browse hundreds of inspiring stories that detail examples of businesses supporting the goals. The aim is for stories to continue to inspire businesses to take action. By filtering stories by a goal, the platform provides useful resources to learn what companies are doing with respect to a specific goal. There is also a search function, to make it possible to find stories detailing actions related to a topic, company, goal or target.
The website shows how businesses are progressing with their journeys in support of the goals using a traffic light system.
By celebrating businesses in this way who are publicly disclosing their support for the goals and awarding them with a star-rating, the intention of the site is to appeal to the competitive side of business and encourage a ‘race to the top’ attitude.