Winnipeg is at the forefront of communities measuring sustainability

President & CEO Connie Walker shares the inspiration behind the new Peg website

Monitoring progress on sustainability, equity and justice helps put Winnipeg on track to be the city we all want it to be.

“No one left behind. Not in Winnipeg, not in the world.

That’s the goal behind the new Peg website which uses innovative technology to track how Winnipeg is doing on key issues and, for the first time, links that progress to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”

So writes United Way Winnipeg President & CEO Connie Walker in the Winnipeg Free Press in a op ed describing how the new Peg website tracks progress aligned to the SDGs.

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“The recently launched Peg site puts Winnipeg at the forefront of communities connecting our city’s well-being to 17 global goals.

The goals are focused on all countries — both mature and emerging economies. And since it is clear everyone must play a role if we are to achieve a more prosperous, equitable and sustainable world, the UN invited the participation of the private sector, and is already seeing active participation.”

Sustainability becomes a key issue in the corporate world

Walker describes a business landscapes that puts equality, justice and sustainability in the spotlight thanks to the concerns of employees and customers alike.

“Companies around the world have seized the UN’s initiative, and are looking at how core business practices, corporate social responsibility and employee engagement can contribute to moving the goals forward. In fact, Impact2030, a private sector-led initiative with the UN, is entirely focused on how employee volunteer efforts can contribute to local and global change.

Highly engaged business leaders are moving sustainability from its perception as a peripheral “green” issue, to one that is central to a company’s core business, fuelled by the demands of consumers and employees.”

Read the full article on The Winnipeg Free Press.