At the beginning of the 90s, in a context of crisis exacerbated by terrorism in Peru, a group of businessmen created the organization, with the aim of achieving a shared national vision: "be a prosperous, peaceful, democratic and right Peru".
In 2016, they connected with the call to business action of the Agenda 2030 promoted by the United Nations through the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Since then, Perú Sostenible is the network of businesses that seeks to activate companies and organizations in their role as agents of change, to promote the social, environmental and economic development of Peru, through the 17 SDGs.
Perú Sostenible is an organization with more than 80 corporate trustees. Members receive exclusive information on the latest trends in sustainability by offering programs and management tools that link to global sustainability platforms, to leading organizations, and to the Peruvian ecosystem; that transform companies to improve their performance and strengthen their knowledge on the path to sustainability; and that make best practices in sustainability visible.
After a rigorous evaluation and presentation of evidence, Perú Sostenible offers companies an annual recognition of their sustainability practices (Empresa Con Gestión Sostenible in Spanish). It is a holistic management tool that assesses the environmental, social and governance (ESG), as well as business aspects of the organizations through specific indicators aligned with international sustainability standards.
The "Perú Sostenible En Vivo" event is the leading sustainability conference in Latin America, where national and international experts present the latest trends, challenges and solutions around the 17 SDGs.
In partnership with the United Nations, Perú Sostenible creates spaces for multi-stakeholder articulation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through meetings where the private and public sectors, academia and civil society identify obstacles and propose actionable solutions that address the country's sustainable development challenges (Mesas de Acción in Spanish). Also through a recognition that identifies projects of companies, enterprises and NGOs that contribute to the sustainability of the country (Perú por los ODS in Spanish).
Micaela Rizo Patrón
Cayetana Aljovín, Director of the national fishery society