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. In order to make the primary SDG focus actionable, DSGC works towards Improving health, nutrition and food systems and accelerating to a Low-Carbon Circular Economy. Beneath the SDG-messages f the founders of de DSGC in 2016.
"The 17 UN Development Goals are an inspiration for what the Dutch Business Society can do in the world."
"We are investing heavily, together with our partners, in the use of biofuels"
"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."
"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..."
"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..."
"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..."