“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.”
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.”
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