Global Goals

Business in the Community (BITC) is working with business to accelerate the pace and scale of action to deliver against the Global Goals, also known as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) .

We inspire, engage and challenge businesses to be purpose-driven, taking practical action and mobilising their collective strength to deliver against the Global Goals. Rather than philanthropy, we are focused on how companies can bring about structural and lasting social, environmental and economic changes through running their businesses responsibly.

In 2015 the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals) were adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations in a bid to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. While business engagement with the Global Goals is imperative for the wider world, it also opens business market opportunities, whilst finding shared value for communities and environments.

Learn more about Business in the Community’s work on the Global Goals.

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Fact Sheets

Is purpose-led business leading to purpose-led law?

This factsheet highlights a selection of UK developments in legislation and regulation related to ESG in the private sector.
Case Studies

Jacobs: delivering social value through the Global Goals

Solution provider Jacobs has identified six sustainable business objectives aligned to the Global Goals, where the company can have the greatest impact in creating a sustainable future for all.
Case Studies

Tideway: London’s ‘Super Sewer’ – using the Global Goals

Read how Tideway is building a 25km tunnel to intercept millions of tonnes of sewage while meeting 54 wider environmental, social and economic commitments mapped against the Global Goals.
Case Studies

BNP Paribas: getting to know the Global Goals

In this case study BNP Paribas explains, in its own voice, an internal campaign to help staff understand the role they play in helping achieve the Global Goals.
Fact Sheets

The UN Global Goals Progress Report And Why It Matters

This briefing on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals 2021 progress report considers the key messages for business, the links to COVID-19 recovery, and how we can build back responsibly.
Case Studies

EMCOR UK: Operating with purpose to make a better world at work

Facilities management providers EMCOR UK are using the Global Goals to shape their strategy and actions, and influence their understanding of success.

How do businesses measure success – and is it enough?

Business in the Community (BITC), Maria-Jose Subiela, Campaign Director Global Goals, challenges businesses to look to the very essence of how they measure their success and asks: is it enough?