In 2015, 193 world leaders world-leaders committed to the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At the center of this accord was the 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, which took effect January 1, 2016.

The SDGs present a historic opportunity for countries, companies and communities to unite – working together to improve the lives of citizens around the world.

The Global Sourcing Council has developed the “17 Weeks / 17 SDGs” Initiative to help businesses translate these aspirational global goals into action. To join us, please download our GSC 17/17 SDGs Prospectus and contact Louis Coppola or Wanda Lopuch.

The GSC 17 / 17 program aims to:

  • Inform and engage the global business community in the 2030 Agenda;
  • Provide global visibility for businesses embracing SDGs in their business strategies; and
  • Share best practices of SDG-embracing leaders to inspire others.


The SDGs are estimated to cost US$3 trillion per year to achieve, and much of this will need to come from private resources. Long-term investments are needed in sustainable energy, infrastructure, transport, and information and communications technologies, among other sectors.

As with all social and environmental imperatives, business contributes vitally to success or failure. Businesses increasingly embed positive social impact and sustainability as legitimate business priorities and as a source of competitive advantage. In order to amplify the success and visibility of forward thinking businesses, The GSC has presented The Half-Billion Dollars Challenge.

Take Action Now to make the SDGs part of business life

All businesses change the world: The only questions are how much and how well?

We believe businesses can and will do well by doing good and we invite companies around the world to participate in our profit-with-purpose Half-Billion Dollars Challenge.



The GSC 3S Awards is a global empowerment platform for small and mid-size “profit with purpose” business enterprises.

We run an annual program that identifies, honors and empowers social entrepreneurs by providing global visibility, connections to successful global business leaders and access to business resources and financial capital to succeed.

The GSC is committed to changing the way the world conducts business. We aim to empower companies to pursue profit with purpose in mind. These innovative social entrepreneurs represent the future pipeline of responsible suppliers to the global economy.

The most sustainable companies of today will be the most successful brands of tomorrow.