Take a look at how Philippine Businesses are contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals
SDGsBizPh goes Regional
Recognizing that private sector participation should not be confined to a single region, SDGsBizPh rolled out the project in Cebu, Davao, and Manila in the last quarter of 2017. Using the project’s Guidance Document, participants were able to (1) identify opportunities where their companies can align themselves to the SDGs and measure their contribution, (2) relate their business operations to how the SDGs are linked together within an ecosystem framework, and (3) articulate that such an ecosystem will bring about continuous business growth to their companies while significantly contributing to the realization of higher goals leading to sustainable economic growth, improved human development index and quality of life. All in all, the roadshows reached about 80 companies from social enterprises and SMEs to conglomerates and multinationals. On top of this, participants from government agencies, universities and schools, and civil society organizations and industry associations also took part.
Private Sector Partnership for SDGs
The SDGsBizPh project is just the beginning of bigger things to come. Strengthening private sector participation for the SDGs cannot be achieved by one or two organizations alone. To better reach out to more private sector organizations and campaign for a healthier investment environment for the SDGs, an advisory council was created during the project’s Partnership Gala and Outputs Launch in December 13, 2017. The core of UNDP Philippines, PBE, Global Compact Network Philippines (GCNP), Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI), Makati Business Club (MBC), Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) aims to facilitate collaboration among key stakeholders and help realize the achievement of the Goals with support from the private sector.