WBCSD’s SDG Essentials for Business platform now available in Japanese and Spanish

The SDG Essentials for Business resource support companies’ efforts to raise awareness and understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and empower their staff to drive meaningful contributions to this ambitious agenda

Published: 14 Jul 2020
Type: News

Geneva, 14 July 2020: The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has today released translations of its SDG Essentials for Business site into Japanese and Spanish.

This online learning platform provides a simple but impactful tool to support businesses in raising awareness of the SDGs within their organizations.

By spending 10 – 15 minutes navigating this platform, users undergo a crash-course in the SDGs and their relevance to business, setting them up for enhanced engagement with this critical global agenda.

The SDG Essentials for Business platform provides users with a brief yet comprehensive overview of:

  • What the SDGs are
  • Why they are so important
  • The role that business has to play in realizing this transformative agenda
  • The opportunities that business can harness along the way
  • How individuals and the companies they work for can get involved

The SDGs, and the pathway to prosperity for people and planet that they represent are, in many ways, more important than ever before. The Goals should be at the forefront of our thinking as we plan our long-term response and recovery from COVID-19; they provide us with a ready-made universal framework to help realize our collective ambition of building back better. 

Business has a key role to play in advancing this agenda, however one important hurdle to overcome on the path to truly leveraging the private sector’s innovation and resources towards realizing the ambitions of the Goals, is raising awareness of the SDGs at the individual level within companies.

To support companies in overcoming this hurdle, the SDG Essentials for Business affords users with a concise and comprehensive overview of what the SDGs are and why they matter, business’ role in achieving them and the opportunities they will unlock but also the roles that individuals and companies alike can play.

WBCSD would like to thank its Global Network partners from Latin America, the Consejo Empresario Argentino para el Desarrollo Sostenible (CEADS) from Argentina and CentraRSE from Guatemala for their support with the Spanish translation.

For more information on WBCSD’s work on the SDGs visit some of our resources highlighted below.


CEO Guide to the SDGs

Our CEO Guide to the SDGs succinctly lays out the implications of the SDG agenda for the private sector while positioning clear actions that business leaders can take to begin to integrate this agenda into their organizations.

SDG Sector Roadmap Guidelines

These guidelines provide a step-by-step process for a sector to explore, articulate and realize a common vision for how their industry can contribute to the SDGs. The Chemical Sector SDG Roadmap is the first practical application of this work and companies from the forestry and cement sectors also have sector roadmaps scheduled for launch in 2019.

SDG Business Hub

This online portal captures and packages latest insight, key developments, useful tools and emerging best practice with a view to helping business to effectively navigate the dynamic SDG landscape.

The Good Life Goals

In collaboration with multiple partners including Futerra and United Nations 10YFP, WBCSD contributed to the development of the Good Life Goals which highlight a series of simple actions that anyone can take towards realizing the SDGs.

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