Unilever signs joint letter calling on Government to deliver Sustainable Development Goals
In an open letter (PDF | 3MB) to the UK Prime Minister published today, more than 80 leading companies, including Unilever UK and Ireland, have united in a call on the Government to demonstrate its commitment to delivering the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Ahead of the World Economic Forum annual meeting taking place on 17-20 January, businesses say they are ready to work with the Government to help deliver the SDGs in the UK as well as internationally, but that the Government must create a framework to help businesses play their part.
The letter is published on the day that the Business and Sustainable Development Commission publishes its own flagship report on the business case for achieving sustainable and inclusive growth, and quantifying the value of private sector opportunities aligned with the SDGs.
The letter was co-ordinated by UK Stakeholders in Sustainable Development (UKSSD), a non-profit network of businesses, NGOs and academics working to advance sustainable development and help facilitate the delivery of the SDGs in the UK.