The UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), with the support of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Japan, Nikkei Inc., the Global Compact Network Japan, and CDP, organised an event on Global Companies and the 2030 Agenda as part of its Sustainable Development Goals Dialogue series. Bringing together researchers and representatives of multinational corporations, the event examined how companies can contribute to mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Speakers and participants discussed two key topics: integrating social and environmental agendas into corporate management beyond a corporate social responsibility (CSR) perspective, and linking environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment criteria to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Following keynote speeches by Taikan Oki (UNU Senior Vice-Rector), Toshio Arima (Global Compact Network Japan; Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.), and Fulvio Guarneri (Unilever Japan Customer Marketing K.K.), a panel discussion considered the importance of SDGs in corporate management. Panellists representing global companies highlighted their practices and ideas for embracing the 2030 Agenda, and identified obstacles for achieving the goals.
For more about this event, see the news story on the UNU-IAS website.