On July 17th, at a sold-out event, companies, nonprofits, United Nations agencies, and others gathered to discuss how the private sector can take action to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. From supporting health to spurring innovation to allocating capital, we discussed a variety of strategies that companies can use to make progress on the Global Goals.
This was not your ordinary conference.
The United Nations Global Compact and partners are busy building the Global Compact Action Platforms. The agenda of the 2017 Symposium was designed around these Action Platforms. The ideas and discussions of the day informed the plans to create real-world change in these areas.
We need you!
This year’s symposium was designed to enable those with shared interests to learn from each other, discuss how to achieve shared goals, and advance progress on the SDGs. Together, we learned, shared, and contributed to leadership on the SDGs. Thank you to all our attendees, speakers, and sponsors. We look forward to hearing any and all ideas that emerged from the 2017 Symposium, and to seeing you at future events, such as the 2018 Symposium!