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Breaking Down the Role of Business in Achieving a Sustainable Future in the Great Lakes and Beyond
January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A sustainable future for the Great Lakes region, and the world, must include the leadership and involvement of all sectors, including and especially the private sector.
While the regulatory frameworks of national and local governments are essential, government alone cannot move us at the pace we need. That’s where the private sector comes in. Companies of all sizes and representing all industries play a significant and key role. They have the unique opportunity to make decisions quickly and invest in scalable solutions that can generate positive impact and momentum for the transformational shifts needed.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are often referred to as the blueprint for a more sustainable future. They are interconnected and relate to climate change, environmental degradation, poverty, inequality, climate change, peace, and justice. Achieving them requires action, and at a more urgent pace than we have experienced to date.
In January’s webinar, the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) and the UN Global Compact (UNGC) Network USA are partnering to highlight the role business plays in securing a sustainable future. Corporate and organizational success requires stable economies and healthy, skilled, and educated workers, among other factors. Join us as we break down the business case for sustainability, explore how companies can execute on their sustainability goals, and discuss the impact the region’s private sector holds in achieving the SDGs.