UN Sustainable Development Goals 


In September 2015, 193 member states adopted the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). This agenda, consisting of 17 Global Goals, aims to end poverty, to fight inequalities and to tackle climate change in 2030, while ensuring that no one is left behind. Private sector will play a pivotal role in achieving the SDGs. 

DSGC members strongly endorse the SDGs. They steer sustainable growth, investments and innovations and stimulate collaboration between businesses, governments, financial institutions, NGOs , knowledge institutions and citizens. For businesses, the SDGs provide a window of opportunity to create long term financial and societal value.

Jan Peter Balkenende | DSGC and Hans de Boer | VNO-NCW

"The 17 UN Development Goals are an inspiration for what the Dutch Business Society can do in the world."

Paul Polman | Unilever

"The Sustainable Development Goals are needed now more than ever. Societies cannot function and business cannot operate unless we adress the callenges of poverty, inequality and climate change..."

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Roelof Joosten | FrieslandCampina

"We have develop our own stategy goal 'Route 2020'. And within Route 2020 we have defined our purpose: nourishing by nature"

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Pieter Elbers | Corporate BioFuels program

"We are investing heavily, together with our partners, in the use of biofuels"

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Jean-François van Boxmeer | Heineken 

"By 2020 we will source agricultural raw materials for Africa in Africa"

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Ton Büchner | AkzoNobel

"At AkzoNobel we fully support the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. We do many things, from which I would like to highlight our Human Cities Initiative, focusing on SDG 11."

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Frans van Houten | Philips

"As the global population continues to grow, chronic health conditions such as diabetes and heart disease are more prevalent than ever. A radical transformation of health systems is needed..."

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Feike Sijbesma | DSM

"Delivering on the  SDGs, the Global Goals, is a responsibility to all of us. I think business leaders should look to which SDG they can contribute and how they can align their strategy with the Gobal Goals..."

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Marjan van Loon | Shell

"When we think about billions of people living on our planet, they all want to have their welfare, a good life, like all of us. That will require a lot of energy. At the same time we need to reduce our CO2 footprint..."

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