Business & Sustainability Forum Series

by United Nations Association of Australia (WA)

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Building Sustainable Business for Our Future

Project implemented: February 2018

Project goal

The goal is to have business leaders and practitioners in WA engaging and inspiring the wider community of their efforts by sharing their experiences and best practices in SDGs. A great opportunity to network and connect with those who want to make a positive difference in the way businesses are operating.

delivering on

why is this project important?

Why is this important?

Given the latest report on the status of progress in Australia, there is a real need to catch up with other countries, such as Germany and New Zealand. In fact, countries in the region such as Indonesia and Malaysia are taking on an active role in putting SDGs into practice. It is hope that this series of forum could help kick-start the dialogues needed to happen in the business sector with leaderships at both state and federal levels.

(https://www.devex.com/news/takeaways-from-the-2018-australian-sdgs-summit-92323)

Key steps to make it happen

1Research on SGD Status

- conduct research on what WA needs and lacks in the area of SDGs
- develop topics that is of relevance to WA

2Stakeholders Engagement

- communicate & promote forum to governments, community orgs, businesses, chambers of commerce, associations, & universities

impact to date

200 to date
Increased awareness of SDGs through social media outreach & event attendance

Increased participation and dialogue in both business & public sector on the merits of SDGs

Increase awareness of the SDG goals in WA community measured in our survey and quizzes

Increase buy-in of the SDGs goals in business sector

This year, in the spirit of promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we will be hosting a series of interactive forums that highlight significance and relevance of the SDGs in Western Australian (WA) business sector.

Apart from bringing attention to the merits and thought leadership of sustainability, all stakeholders are encouraged to join in to explore the roles they could play to transform vision to reality.

The forums will be enabling dialogues in the following areas:

  • Governance of business in the public sector
  • Sustainable climate & responsible investment
  • Good health & well-being in workforce
  • Futures of board leadership

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