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A blueprint for a better future - engagement on the UN SDGs

The UN's Sustainable Development Goals address global challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate change and environmental degradation. What can companies do to help advance these policy goals and build a sustainable future?

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  • Why and how we engage on the SDGs
  • Challenges to overcome
  • BP and Dexcom case studies

The UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets out 17 goals and 169 underlying targets, providing a blueprint for shared prosperity in a sustainable world — one where everyone can live productive and peaceful lives. The goals call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the natural environment, and have been adopted by all UN member states.

As heads of state and government meet at the UN's headquarters in New York to review the progress towards implementing the 2030 Agenda, we reflect on our own approach to engaging with companies on the SDGs, highlighting the benefits of doing so.

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EOS Client Service and Business Development

Amy D’Eugenio,
Head of Client Service and Business Development, EOS