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The Sustainable Development Goals – ‘Every Australian’s business’: Guides for senior leaders and employees

Kylie Porter | November 26, 2019

Today, the Global Compact Network Australia released two Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) guides for senior leaders and employees. These Guides equip Australian businesses with the the practical knowledge, tools and skills to tackle existing and future global challenges and accelerate their contributions to the SDGs.

The Guides highlight the need for business to play an active role in achieving the SDGs and provides practical guidance and examples to inspire further action. This is through the insights and experiences of many Australian companies leading in their commitments and actions to sustainable business.

A guide for Australian senior leaders will provide you with:

  • Better understanding of the SDGs, the benefits the SDGs can provide for business, and the need for business to play an active role in achieving the SDGs;
  • Practical tools and examples to support business leaders to create, demonstrate, measure and communicate their commitment, leadership and actions to achieving the SDGs.

A guide for all Australian employees will provide you with:

  • Better understanding of the SDGs and how they help to frame discussions about the major social and environmental issues affecting our communities and give businesses and their employees a globally recognised and endorsed set of goals to better frame what they are doing to act responsibly at work, at home and in the broader community;
  • Practical tools and examples to support you to have agency and voice the issues you are passionate about and be part of influencing and shaping how your workplace and your local community act responsibly and actively take part in contributing to achieving the SDGs.

The information within these Guides has been made possible through the coordination of the Global Compact Network Australia, funding from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the research and insights of Think Impact who authored the guide and the generous time and insights shared from a broad range of Australian businesses.

Read the guide for senior leaders here.

Read the guide for employees here.


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Kylie Porter

Kylie is a sustainability expert with over 18 years of experience in corporate affairs, sustainability and strategy roles across a broad range of industries. During her career, Kylie has helped numerous companies develop and implement responsible business strategies, managed reputation risk for environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and wrote and managed policies across various thematic areas including climate change and human rights.