Do companies care about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals?

Do companies care about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals?

Are you familiar with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals? Or the SDGs, as the wonky government and nonprofit world likes to call them without ever spelling out the full acronym. They are a set of 17 goals and 169 targets for 2030 (and you can learn more about them here in a handy FAQ).

I ask because they’ve been on my mind lately, as I’ve been wondering if and how companies use these goals to guide their corporate responsibility and core business strategy. Lucky for us, the Responsible Business Trends 2017 report is out, and it tracks exactly that!

Big Pharma Fighting Lethal Injection, Explained

Big Pharma Fighting Lethal Injection, Explained

The fight to eliminate capital punishment in the United States is not new. However, the conversation has started to hit news headlines again this month because of Arkansas’ recent decision to execute 8 inmates in 11 days simply because its supply of a critical drug for lethal injection is set to expire on April 30th.

Some of you may be wondering why this is such a big deal, why companies are even getting involved in the issue and how we got to this point. This primer should help.

Where do companies stand on the issues you most care about?

 Where do companies stand on the issues you most care about?

Muslim Ban. #NoDAPL. Refugees. #BlackLivesMatter. North Carolina’s “Bathroom Bill.” And on. And on. It’s depressing.

I’ve been following the news, more closely than ever before, particularly when it comes to social justice issues. And as someone who’s passionate about the social responsibility of business, I’m constantly wondering what companies are saying and doing in response.