In July 2019, GRI, the global sustainability reporting standard setter, and Enel, a global power company, announced a partnership to explore how the private sector can actively contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To do so, GRI and Enel partnered with global insights firm, GlobeScan, to host a series of real-time, online, text-based discussion sessions.
Forum 1 consisted of two 90-minute discussions on 8 October 2019. The event attracted 394 participants from 56 countries around the world, and 12 expert guest contributors from 11 organisations were invited as multi-stakeholder panelists, who helped ground the discussion that was divided into four key thematic parts.
This report summarizes the learnings from across the discussions from Forum 1 of the project and identifies key challenges and initial priorities for action.
Register to join us for Forum 2 on November 14, where we’ll focus on developing a vision around what needs to be done to strengthen the role of (SDG) reporting to enhance sustainable business practices and how to stimulate new partnerships and business models.