In September 2015, leaders of 193 UN member states adopted the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda, consisting of 17 Sustainable Development Goals aims to end all forms of poverty, to fight inequalities and to tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.
The SDGs build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals and aim to go further. They call for action by all countries, rich, poor and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting our planet. Compiling the agenda was an extensive process involving over 7 million people. The private sector played an important role and will play an even more pivotal role in achieving the SDGs in 2030.
VanLuk Global fully endorse the agenda with 17 SDGs providing a window of opportunity. We aim to participate with clients in various partnerships that contribute positively to one or several SDGs.
There is a strong business case for taking action on the SDGs, which represent an important opportunity for our clients, as aligning with the sustainable development agenda can lead to greater efficiencies, cost savings and competitiveness, and enhance social license to operate.
– Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever
- Grant Kelley, Chief Executive Officer, City Development Limited
David Kohler, President and CEO of Kohler Co.,
Norsk Ombruk, A remanufacturing company in Norway
Colleen Vien, Sustainability Director, Timberland
Francesco Starace, CEO of the Italian power utility Enel