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The new year will bring a new online tool to unleash the collective power of the Certified B Corporation community as it tackles the world’s biggest challenges over the coming decade. B Lab partnered with the U.N. Global Compact to develop the online tool, known as the SDG Action Manager, which will be launched in January 2020.
The SDG Action Manager will help companies build a better world by measuring their progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the U.N. member states in 2015 as a call to action to leave no one behind by 2030. While many of the SDGs focus on our planet’s health, these goals also address rising inequality and poverty as threats to world peace and touch on issues that require businesses to rethink their approaches to value generation.
“Without business action, there is no achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,” says B Lab’s Laura Velez Villa, who is overseeing B Lab’s collaboration with the UNGC on the SDG Action Manager.
The business case for action on the SDGs is strong: By working toward and achieving the SDGs by 2030, businesses in four sectors — food and agriculture, cities, energy and materials, and health and well-being — could realize $12 trillion in market opportunities as well as a healthier future for our global community, according to a 2017 report by the Business & Sustainable Development Commission.
Using the free SDG Action Manager, companies will be able to:
- Get a clear view of how their operations, supply chain, and business model create positive impact.
- Take action and track progress toward the SDGs.
- Focus business efforts and collaborate with colleagues.
- Join a global movement of companies working to build a better world by 2030.
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