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 Mastercard is Reaching out Everywhere with SDG 1


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

Take a Look at How Fonterra is Taking Action on Eliminating Hunger Through SDG 2


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

Learn how Business Takes Action to Ensure Health & Promote Well-Being


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

Which Leaders are Making a Difference with SDG 4?


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

How Are You Making a Difference on Gender Equality?


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

See How Business is Taking Strides for Clean Water and Proper Sanitation


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



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


E_SDG_Icons-09Goal : Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Businesses Expected to Excel and Grow in Infrastructure and Innovation – SDG 9


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

Fighting Inequality: Which Companies are Diversity Leaders?


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

Learn How You Can Take Action On SDG 11


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



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

It’s Our Responsibility to Take Climate Action — See How IBM is Doing Their Part on SDG 13


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



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



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


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