Join forces to reach UN sustainability goals

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Nordic leaders join forces to reach UN sustainability goals

On Wednesday, eleven Nordic business leaders launched an initiative to speed up efforts to reach the sustainability goals of the United Nations (UN).


The Group consists of the Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of Hydro, Equinor, GSMA, Ìslandsbanki, Nokia, SAS, Swedbank, Telenor, Telia, Vestas and Yara International.

In a press release, it is stated that the aim of the initiative is to focus on «Business models that are in line with today’s ethical, social and environmental priorities».

An important goal should be how to improve progress in the achievement of the sustainability goals of UN through responsible business and different partnership models.

In addition, it will be discussed how sustainability can be rooted in the core business and not perceived as an «exercise in obligation».

At the Nordic Council’s meeting in the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget), they presented their plans to Prime Minister Erna Solberg (Conservatives).


The 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs)

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Well-being
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  10. Reduced Inequality
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  13. Climate Action
  14. Life Below Water
  15. Life on Land
  16. Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
  17. Partnerships to achieve the Goals

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