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SDG Leadership Programme

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.

The SDGs call on the private sector to embrace sustainable development through the investments they make, the solutions they develop, and the business practices they adopt. In doing so, the goals encourage companies to reduce their negative impacts while enhancing their positive contribution to the sustainable development agenda.

The SDG Leadership Programme at CERB recognizes 9 industry leaders that are championing SDGs that are relevant to business. Through webinars, workshops, and awareness events we share best practices, and train companies on how they can contribute and report on particular SDG targets.

SDG Goal 3

Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

A healthy business depends on healthy, productive workers and thriving consumers.

SDG 3 | Why it matters

SDG Goal 4

Goal 4: Education for all
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Education is fundamental to the development of future workforces. It supports higher levels of productivity, adaptability and innovation.

SDG 4 | Why it matters

SDG Goal 5

Goal 5: Gender Equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Promoting gender diversity and equality is key to retaining the best talent.

SDG 5 | Why it matters

SDG Goal 6

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Effective use of water can enable a better management of the risks many sectors in Pakistan face in relation to quality and availability of water.

SDG 6 | Why it matters

SDG Goal 7

Goal 7: Clean and Affordable Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Opting for Smarter energy management approaches in order to make them more resilient to price fluctuation and intermittent availability to future proof your business.

SDG 7 | Why it matters

SDG Goal 8

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Creating decent jobs is fundamental to economic growth and sustainable development enabled by protecting human rights and reducing workplace injuries, employing people with disabilities and encouraging supplier diversity.

SDG 8 | Why it matters

SDG Goal 9

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation

Visioning the future requires incorporating innovative business models which understand disruptive technologies and reduce the inefficiencies in transport and building infrastructure.

SDG 9 | Why it matters

SDG Goal 10

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Reduce inequalities within and among countries

Ensuring equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action to make certain that everyone of every race, creed and gender has equal opportunities.

SDG 10 | Why it matters

SDG Goal 12

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production Patterns
Ensure responsible consumption and production patterns

Increasing resource efficiency to combat the impacts of rising scarcity will require businesses to transform and can help a company reduce its cost base and reduce risks associated with security of supply and price volatility, supporting sustainable growth in the medium to longer term.

SDG 12 | Why it matters

SDG Goal 13

Goal 13: Climate action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Climate change is already impacting Pakistan and if unmitigated, climate impacts will continue to increase the cost of doing business.

SDG 13 | Why it matters

Past Events

February 18, 2020

Workshop on “Adding value to the organization by developing people the Toyota way” with SDG 8 leader Indus Motor Company in Karachi

Hosted with Indus Motor Company

February 13, 2020

Workshop on “Effective Sustainability Communication” with SDG 12 leader ICI Pakistan Limited in Karachi

Hosted with ICI Pakistan Limited

January 15, 2020

Workshop on SDG12: Salient aspects of Sustainability Reporting

December 26, 2019

Webinar on SDG 3: Quality Management in the Food Industry: Lessons from Dalda Foods

Video Link to Webinar
November 7, 2019

Workshop on SDG 6: Accounting for Water

November 5, 2019

Workshop on SDG 13

October 3, 2019

Webinar on SDG 12: Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change

Hosted with CERB with guest speakers Sobiah Becker and Mustafa Ahmad from Packages Limited

Video Link to Webinar
September 2, 2019

Workshop on SDG 7: Energy Management – learnings from IIL

Hosted with IIL

August 7, 2019

Workshop on SDG 5: Moving towards Equal with insights from HBL

Hosted with HBL

August 1, 2019

Workshop on SDG 6: Accounting for Water – the Coca-Cola Way, Karachi

Hosted with Coca-Cola

April 30, 2019

Spreading Learning through Vocational Training and Capacity Development of Suppliers

Hosted with Engro & CERB