UN Global Compact-Accenture Strategy 2019 CEO Study – The Decade to Deliver: A Call to Business Action

In the world’s most comprehensive CEO Study to date on the business contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (also known as the Global Goals) conducted by the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture Strategy, more than 1,000 top executives across 21 industries and 99 countries candidly reflect on the opportunities and challenges to sustainability since the launch of the Global Goals.

At the same time as they acknowledge the opportunity for competitive advantage through leading on environmental, social and governance issues and report real progress, impressive innovation and impact; they recognize the business community could and should be making a far greater contribution to achieving a sustainable global economy and society by 2030. They also point to the barriers that are preventing business from doing more and the enablers that would unlock the potential of the private sector.

Not content with the status quo, these CEOs from across industries, geographies and companies large and small are sending a clear and unequivocal call to their sectors and peers to step up action and change market systems to drive a decade of delivery on the Global Goals.