Acting together for SDG
Global Goals Week is a joint effort to optimise the impact of events and actions organised during the UN General Assembly week and to advance the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), also known as Global Goals. This year’s Global Goals Week will be held 16-23 September, with events and activations taking place in New York and around the world, all of which will be connected in social media conversations using the common hashtag #GlobalGoals.
This year, the week is positionned as a strong platform for collective action in support of the SDGs, maximizing the impact of a variety of events, public activations, and digital surges that are all designed to raise awareness and spur progress toward achievement of the global goals.
Launched in 2016 by Project Everyone, UNPD (United Nations Development Programme) and the United Nations Foundation, Global Goals Week brings people, governments, companies, international organisations from civil society and other partners together during the opening of the United Nations General Assembly which takes place in September each year, to continue driving and nurturing ideas to increase awareness and stimulate progress towards reaching global goals.
“ The Sustainable Development Goals present both a bold vision for a better future and a challenge for collective action to achieve the goals. Global Goals Week is a response to that challenge – creating opportunities for partners to work together to drive change. ”
President & CEO of the UN Foundation
17 commitments to change the world
In line with the 17 SDGs, the BNP Paribas Group’s CSR strategy aims to help build a more sustainable world and plays a full part in reaching these goals. Our strategy not only addresses the challenges of economic growth, but also the inclusion of the most vulnerable members of society and the preservation of resources. To further reinforce its action, the Group assesses its contribution to reaching SDGs and develops new products and services to achieve these goals.
Its action focuses on 6 major areas:
- Products with a positive impact
- Protection of Human Rights and the biosphere
- Financial inclusion
- Diversity and training
"One of the performance indicators of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the percentage of loans to companies with the sole purpose of reaching SDGs, which should represent at least 15% of our credit commitments.This target is one of the CSR indicators on which 20% of the long-term incentives of BNP Paribas top managers is based. It is an innovative approach that illustrates the Bank’s strong commitment to SDGs, which is why it has been recognised as a best practice by the UN!"
Header Photo: Mafikizolo raised a flag to represent Goal 8, Decent Work and Economic Growth, at Constitution Hill in Johannesburg, South Africa, to support the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
Credit: Nicki Priem