Cepei, representing the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá, Fundación Bolívar Davivienda, Fundación Corona, and the Colombia Global Compact Network, presented the results of the Unidos por los ODS initiative, within the framework of the regional meeting of Global Compact networks.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the road map to which 193 countries adhered to build a more equitable world and improve the quality of life of all without exception. These objectives set out commitments for different sectors of society, including the contribution of companies to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) associated with the global Agenda.
Taking into account the relevance of making visible and identifying the main challenges of the companies for the achievement of the SDGs, in 2017, the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá (CCB), the Global Compact Network Colombia, the Fundación Bolívar Davivienda and the Fundación Corona, committed to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda, joined forces to promote the initiative “Unidos por los ODS: el aporte de nuestras empresas”, a project that seeks to measure the contribution of companies for the SDGs. The Centro de Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (Cepei) is the technical operator of the initiative and has the support of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on environmental issues.
Philipp Schönrock, Director of Cepei, 14 Noviembre, 2018, Bogota, Colombia. Photo: Cepei
Presentation of the Unidos por los ODS initiative in the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota, 14 November, 2018, Bogota, Colombia. Photo: Cepei
In order to promote the initiative, the Director of Cepei, Philipp Schönrock, presented its results in the framework of the regional meeting of local networks of Global Compact, which took place on November 14, 2018 at the Chamber of Commerce of Bogota.
Executive summary with main results. Photo: © Archivo Cepei
Among the steps to follow identified in the study are the following:
Strengthen the measurement systems: inclusion of new variables – historical data
Diffusion of SDGs along their value chain
Identification of causes related to wage gaps and generate synergies with the corresponding actors
Characterize the profile of their suppliers
Increase efforts in the labor inclusion of the vulnerable population
Promote the use of renewable sources and less harmful methods for the management of hazardous waste
Create a community of practice that gathers several actors to generate spaces for debate and learning
- General report Unidos por los ODS: the contribution of our companies (Spanish)
- Colombian Companies: level of report on the Sustainable Development Goals (Spanish)
- Presentation of Unidos por los ODS at the regional meeting of the Global Compact networks | 14 November, 2018, Bogota D.C., Colombia (Spanish)