SDG Business Forum
By UN Global Compact, UN DESA and International Chamber of Commerce
This year’s SDG Business Forum, co-hosted by UN Global Compact, UN Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UN DESA) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), coincides with the start of the UN’s Decade of Action to deliver the SDGs. Now in its fifth year, the SDG Business Forum will showcase companies that are using their influence to lead the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Through panels and keynotes, the SDG Business Forum will examine a new form of leadership that has emerged during this crisis – a generation of executives and rising professionals who understand that there are no successful businesses in a failing world. In this context, the private sector – in partnership with governments and civil society leaders – is leveraging the framework of the SDGs to respond to immediate threats in their communities and remedy three critical fragilities which have been exposed by events of 2020: climate change and nature loss; social inequality; and economic exclusion.