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 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, which took effect January , 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 GSC will highlight the importance of implementing the SDGs into a business strategy. Companies, partners and our stakeholders will have the opportunity to utilize our platform to communicate their sustainable development commitment, experiences, goals and stories focused on one SDG per week.

To learn more about how your organization can partner with the GSC to support the Sustainable Development Goals, please download our GSC 17/17 SDG Prospectus and contact Louis Coppola or Wanda Lopuch.

*Acknowledging that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change.

The links below will lead to a wealth of information and resources to help companies implement and succeed in their SDGs.


Goal 1: No Poverty
End poverty in all its forms everywhere

See how Visa Takes Action on UN SDG 1 – Eliminating Global Poverty


Goal 2: Zero Hunger
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

General Mills is Committed to Eliminating Hunger and Malnutrition by 2030, UN SDG 2


E_SDG_Icons-03Goal : Good Health and Well-Being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Check out how Arcor Group and Tata Group are Taking Action on UN SDG 3 – Good Health for Mothers and Babies Worldwide


E_SDG_Icons-04Goal : Quality Education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Fortune 500 Companies and Other Global Leaders Take the Initiative on Quality Education – UN SDG 4


E_SDG_Icons-05Goal : Gender Equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

See how Food & Beverage Leaders, Coca-Cola and Nestle, are Taking Action on Gender Equality, UN SDG 5


E_SDG_Icons-06Goal : Clean Water and Sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Unilever and H&M are Global Leaders for UN SDG 6, Clean Water Sanitation


E_SDG_Icons-07Goal : Affordable and Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Vectren, Pepsico, and Voya Financial are Leading the Way in Renewable Energies – UN SDG 7


E_SDG_Icons-08Goal : Decent Work and Economic Growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Learn from Leaders, Tetra Pak and SABMiller, Taking Action on UN SDG 8 – Good Jobs and Economic Growth


E_SDG_Icons-09Goal : Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
See how Global Leaders: JPMorgan Chase, SAGCOT, Qualcomm, and more, are Paving the way Towards Sustainable Infrastructure, Industrialization, and Innovation, UN SDG 9


E_SDG_Icons-10Goal : Reduced Inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries

Colgate-Palmolive, Citi and other Financial Institutions are Taking Steps to Reduce Inequalities Within Countries as well as Between Them – SDG 10


E_SDG_Icons-11Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Karibu Homes, TD Bank, and Skanska are Global Leaders Taking Action on UN SDG 11 – the Development of Sustainable Cities and Communities


E_SDG_Icons-12Goal : Responsible Consumption and Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Check out how Nespresso and Heineken are Taking Action on Sustainable Consumption and Production with UN SDG 12


E_SDG_Icons-13Goal : Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*

Fetzer Vineyards, Air Canada, Sales Force and Others are Tackling UN SDG 13 – Climate Change


E_SDG_Icons-14Goal : Life Below Water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

UN SDG 14, Protecting Life Below Water, is a Priority for Cermaq, Saltwater Brewery, jetBlue, and Keurig Green Mountain


E_SDG_Icons-15Goal : Life on Land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

See how Campbell Soup Company, EcoPlanet Bamboo, and Malawi Mangoes are Protecting Life on Land with SDG 15


E_SDG_Icons-16Goal : Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Global Leaders: Apple, Mahou San Miguel, and Nestle are Making a Difference With SDG 16 – Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions


E_SDG_Icons-17Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

NASDAQ, UBS, MSCI and Other Leaders are Creating Partnerships for the Goals with SDG 17