Global Goals Week 2021: building back together

Published date: 23 September 2021

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With Global Goals Week (17-26 September) underway, GRI has analysed the Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) presented by countries at this year’s UN High-level Political Forum – to determine how member states are involving the private sector in the implementation of SDG 12.6: to encourages companies to adopt sustainable practices and integrate sustainability reporting.

As Tina Nybo Jensen, International Policy Manager, shares in this article, the 2021 VNRs analysis show that governments can do more to engage companies in the SDGs – while the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic reinforce the urgency for more action and partnerships to achieve the 2030 Agenda:

Pandemic raises stakes for success of the SDGs – with private sector collaboration crucial

If we are to deliver on the SDGs, we need open collaboration that gets all parties onboard  -  from analysing the issues, to defining the solutions, through to implementation and reporting on the progress. Inclusion and partnerships, at all levels, will be the key to their successful fulfilment."

Tina Nybo Jensen