Announced by the United Nations in September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 Global Goals that cover a broad range of issues like ending poverty and hunger, improving health and education, and making cities more sustainable. These goals are unique because they call for action by all countries to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. The CorpsGiving Foundation uses these Global Goals to help the partners we work with organize their existing corporate social responsibility efforts, design upcoming employee activations, and facilitate annual reporting.
Responding to the United Nations' Rallying CRY:
Shortly after the United Nations announced its Sustainable Development Goals, CorpsGiving Foundation board members responded. With the belief that there's too much work for one type of organization to complete alone, they launched IMPACT2030, a private sector-led initiative, in collaboration with the United Nations, social and public sectors, and academia, with the unique mission to activate human capital investments through employee volunteer programs to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
At present, there are three key levels of engagement: founding partners, collaborating partners, and founding stakeholders. Founding partners are those that have made meaningful investments to establish IMPACT2030 and support its mission. These include The Ritz-Carlton, UPS, Pfizer, Chevron, GSK, and others. Collaborating partners are those aligning their employee volunteer programs with the SDGs. These include Edelman, Johnson & Johnson, Bank of America, Linklater, Southwest Airlines, and others. Founding stakeholders, which have global reach, provide material assistance, and include Point of Lights Institute, United Way, Youth Service America, Global Impact, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and others.
Companies that are interested in getting involved in IMPACT2030 can contact the CorpsGiving Foundation for assistance. To learn more about the organization, watch the video below: