Submitted by: Global Impact
Posted: Sep 06, 2018 – 08:00 AM EST
NEW YORK, Sep. 06 /CSRwire/ - IMPACT2030 announced at its global summit at the United Nations headquarters in New York that Peter Bodin, Global CEO of Grant Thornton International, has been appointed Chair of the Board of Directors. Peter Bodin will succeed Grady Lee who, after his three-year term as Chair, will continue on as Vice Chair.
IMPACT2030 is a private sector-led coalition which aims to direct the collective skills, experience and passion of corporate volunteers towards helping the United Nations achieve their Sustainable Development Goals. These Global Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. IMPACT2030 was founded in response to a UN resolution that called upon nations to engage with the private sector through the expansion of corporate volunteering and employee volunteer activities.
“Peter will be a vital asset to the IMPACT2030 team as we look to increase our engagement with the private sector and elevate the conversation and our purpose to a global level,” says outgoing Chair, Grady Lee. “His global experience, in-depth knowledge of the private sector and passion for driving real organizational change will be invaluable.”
“I’m extremely excited and honored to join IMPACT2030 as Chair of the Board,” says Peter Bodin. “I’ve watched the initiative for some time and I have been impressed with the work that the organisation has done to mobilize and activate employees globally around the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals."
“After spending 30 years in business, I truly believe that the private sector has a unique opportunity and genuine responsibility to help society make these Goals a reality. People are the private sector’s most valuable asset and by focusing them on the Sustainable Development Goals, we can help wider society make true progress towards a better and more sustainable future for all.”
The announcement of Peter Bodin as Chair coincides with IMPACT2030’s 2018 Summit being held at the United Nations headquarters in New York from 5-7 September. With the theme Accelerating Impact, the purpose of this year’s summit is to showcase the potential impact that millions of employee volunteers can have if they channel their skills, experience and commitment to help address poverty, improve opportunity, promote education, fight inequalities and tackle climate change.
The three areas of focus for IMPACT2030 are:
ACTIVATE a global movement of employees around the UN’s SDGs, uniting them as agents of change in their communities;
COLLABORATE across sectors to identify shared priorities, spark innovation, and scale impact through human capital investments;
MEASURE the positive impact of the investment of human capital on communities and how it can be linked to, and improve, collective impact on the UN’s SDGs.
IMPACT2030 is the only private sector, partnership-led initiative focused on leveraging employee volunteer programs to directly and substantially contribute to the achievement of the United Nation’s global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The initiative takes a collective and multi-sector approach to impact the SDGs and leverages economies of scale by encouraging collective and cooperative volunteering efforts of member organizations globally.
Learn more about IMPACT2030 and join the global movement to leverage human capital to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals at www.IMPACT2030.com.
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