On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the approval of the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), PRISA has joined the #apoyamoslosODS campaign (Let’s support the SDGs) to raise the profile of these United Nations Goals. The campaign is an initiative of the Spanish Global Compact Network, of which PRISA is an active member. The objective is to raise awareness of the work being done in this area and to further the aims of the 2030 Agenda.
PRISA joined the UN Global Compact initiative, the world's largest sustainability initiative, in 2008. Since the approval of the 2030 Agenda in 2015, in addition to its commitment to promoting the so-called Ten Principles, the Group has worked to align its corporate management with the SDGs, convinced that this commitment offers new business opportunities, improves relationships with stakeholders and promotes innovation. In keeping with this strategy, PRISA has set out a number of commitments and good practices, such as this latest campaign.
With initiatives such as this latest campaign, the Spanish Global Compact Network and its member organizations seek to contribute to the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, work that, in these moments of crisis and uncertainty, is seen as key to creating the sustainable future that the world now needs more than ever.
Promoting the contribution of companies to sustainable development
Five years ago, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously approved the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the 193 United member states (including Spain) pledged to ensure “no one will be left behind”. The SDGs aim to end poverty and hunger, reduce inequalities, and address urgent challenges such as climate change.
To achieve such an ambitious Agenda, the necessary participation of all was also pledged: that of governments, companies, civil society and citizens from all over the world. Its strength comes from the universal character of the agreement and the ambition of its 169 targets. Achieving these requires the unprecedented efforts of all sectors of society. And companies have a very important role to play in this endeavor. Achieving the SDGs requires harnessing the energy and drive of the public sector, companies, investors and civil society.
With just ten years left to meet the 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has called on all sectors of society to mobilize in this “Decade of Action".
The “Decade of Action” calls for accelerating the delivery of sustainable solutions to the world's major challenges: from poverty and gender equality to climate change, inequality and closing the financial gap. The role of businesses in this endeavor will be crucial.
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