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UN Adopts Sustainable Development Goals

Global Impact Launches Far-Reaching Initiative to Advance Them

Submitted by: Global Impact

Categories: Philanthropy & Corporate Contributions, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Oct 05, 2015 – 11:11 AM EST

 

ALEXANDRIA, VA , Oct. 05 /CSRwire/ - In concert with the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the United Nations, Global Impact launched a multi-pronged initiative to advance the goals in several sectors. The 17 SDGs are an aggressive, but achievable group of objectives that, if attained, will make the world a much better place. The 17 goals seek to end poverty, ensure food security, protect the environment, and much more.

First, in order to assess how nonprofit and for-profit organizations are planning to engage with the SDGs, Global Impact launched a survey to hundreds of organizations, which covers planned programs, investments and communications around the SDGs. The output of the survey will help corporations, charities and other service providers determine the best way to engage and leverage the SDGs.

In an effort to raise awareness about the SDGs and raise funds for charities working on the ground to bring them to fruition, Global Impact launched SDGFunds.org. Global Impact is the first to bring this type of SDG fund to the market and is partnering with the world’s most respected charities providing actual programs that will contribute to the success of the SDGs. “Global Impact’s SDG Funds offer a single-source opportunity for corporations and individual donors to learn about and contribute to specific charities working in each SDG theme,” said Global Impact President and CEO Scott Jackson.

To energize corporate engagement with the goals, Mr. Jackson will facilitate a panel discussion about the role of the private sector in achieving the SDGs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation 2015 Corporate Citizenship Conference. The session invites attendees to learn from private sector leaders how the SDGs align and strengthen existing corporate goals and how we can work together to achieve the SDGs and transform the world by 2030. Panelists will include:

  • Geoff Bastow, President, Global Customer Solutions Group, UPS

  • Kris Balderston, Senior Vice President, Senior Partner, and General Manager, FleishmanHillard

  • Trevor Davies, Global Head, International Development Assistance Services Center of Excellence, KPMG LLP

In addition, Global Impact has partnered with Impact 2030, the only business-led effort designed to marshal the power of human capital investments to address the SDGs. Impact 2030 also gives companies the first ever opportunity to unite their corporate volunteering efforts to address the UN Development Agenda through collaboration. Global Impact serves both as a member and as the secretariat of this innovative group.

Global Impact’s mission to build partnerships and resources for the world’s most vulnerable people is a perfect match with the SDGs’ overarching Goal 17, which seeks to “Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society.” Global Impact serves at the nexus point for corporations and charities aiming to leverage the SDGs, and offers a complete line of customizable services to assist in these efforts.

  

About Global Impact
Global Impact is a leader in growing global philanthropy. The organization builds partnerships and raises resources that help the world’s most vulnerable people by providing integrated, partner-specific advisory and secretariat services; campaign design, marketing and implementation for workplace and signature fundraising campaigns; and fiscal agency, technology services and integrated giving platforms. Global Impact has generated more than $1.7 billion to help people in need. Learn more at charity.org

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