COVID-19 and the Global Goals

Demystifying the global goals in times of a pandemic

This COVID-19: Demystifying the Global Goals in times of pandemic factsheet explores the business case for using the Global Goals.

In today’s interconnected world, there is growing expectation and need for businesses not only to be honest about their societal impact but to strive to do good. The UN Sustainable Development Goals – also known as the Global Goals – give a blueprint for what is needed to achieve a world without poverty and hunger, and a healthy planet with peace and prosperity for all. 

Agreed by 193 countries in 2015, the Global Goals are a chance for everyone to talk a common language, create action and measure progress, giving clarity on what must be achieved together.  

About the factsheet

The COVID-19: Demystifying the Global Goals in times of pandemic factsheet contains:

  • information on the impact of COVID-19
  • details on how can the Global Goals be used by business  
  • frequently asked questions
  • useful tools, websites and videos on the Global Goals  
  • COVID-19 resources

About Business in the Community’s COVID-19 response

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on towns and cities across the UK intensifies, the need to link business support to community need has never been more urgent.

To meet this need we have launched the National Business Response Network to identify community needs across the UK and match them to the right business support. Through Business in the Community’s (BITC) vast regional and local connections and leaders, we are able to identify national and local community needs. The network then connects businesses who have the resources to help.

Read more about BITC’s work on COVID-19.

Business in the Community is inspiring, engaging and challenging businesses
to be purpose-driven, take practical action and
mobilise their collective strength to help deliver the Global Goals.