With 10 years left to meet the deadline of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, a new web-based impact management solution for the global business community launches today. Available in five languages, the SDG Action Manager empowers companies of all sizes, anywhere in the world, to take meaningful action and track their progress on the Global Goals.
Developed by B Lab and the UN Global Compact, the SDG Action Manager brings together B Lab’s B Impact Assessment, the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact, and the Sustainable Development Goals, to enable meaningful business action through dynamic self-assessment, benchmarking, and improvement.
The SDG Action Manager, which is free to access by companies worldwide, is informed by the work and feedback from a range of stakeholders, including experts in corporate sustainability, civil society, the UN, and academia; and it is inspired by the Certified B Corporation community and participating companies of the UN Global Compact. It was developed with generous support from the following funding partners: The UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Generation Foundation, Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Emmanuel Faber as an individual donor, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Skoll Foundation.
Andrew Kassoy, Cofounder and CEO, B Lab Global: “Shifting the role of business in society has always been at the heart of B Lab’s vision. And now, with just 10 years left in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the role of business is not just to participate in delivering the Global Goals, but to lead—to use the power of business to solve the world’s most urgent problems, and inspire others to do the same. The SDG Action Manager is a unique tool that helps businesses take action and continuously improve on that action, and ultimately use their business as a force for good.”
Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact: “Despite real progress being made by the business community, there is clear recognition that action is not measuring up to the size of the challenge. The business community has an important role to play delivering on the promise of a shared, durable prosperity for all. Grounded in our principles-based approach, the SDG Action Manager was developed to mobilize the private sector to take meaningful action and get us back on track to achieve the 2030 Agenda.”
Baroness Sugg, CBE, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department for International Development: "Businesses have a vital role to play if we are to achieve our Global Goals in sustainable development. I’m pleased that UK aid has supported the SDG Action Manager, an important web tool which will help businesses track their progress and find out about what they can do to contribute."