The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the CEO Guide to the SDGs – a new resource aimed at galvanizing engagement from global business leaders in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The CEO Guide to the SDGs sets out clear actions that CEOs can take to begin to align their organizations with the SDGs and plot a course towards unlocking the value they represent.
It draws on the landmark research of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission which has found that achieving the SDGs could be worth at least US$12 trillion a year in market value by 2030 and create 380 million jobs in the process.
Highlighting the critical role for business in realizing the SDGs, the Guide also explores the business implications of the SDGs across the spectrum of risk, opportunity, governance & transparency, and the need for collaboration.
The CEO Guide will be translated into several languages over the coming weeks (in Spanish, Portuguese and Japanese) and is complemented by a short video and a foldable pocket guide.