This report demonstrates how companies can help to advance all 17 SDGs by operating responsibly in alignment with universal principles and finding opportunities to innovate to address societal challenges. Through a commitment to the UN Global Compact, companies are taking the first step to contribute to achieving the SDGs and have access to a range of tools to scale up their efforts.
This report sets out five defining features of corporate sustainability, which the Global Compact asks businesses to strive towards – looking at why each element is essential, how business can move forward and what the Global Compact is doing to help. It aligns with most of the SDGs but primarily goal 8 on decent work and economic growth and goal 17 on partnership for the goals.
Linking to Goal 16, this report provides guidance on how to initiate and implement anti-corruption collective action initiatives while showcasing various examples from collective action projects worldwide.
Biophysical Characterization of Proteins in Developing Biopharmaceuticals, Chapter 2, 2015, Pages 23–47
Research, development and commercialisation are three important stages in pharmaceuticals and to advancing goal 3. This chapter explores the role of biophysical characterisation in this process.
The SDG Compass guides companies on how they can align their strategies as well as measure and manage their contribution to the realization of the SDGs. The SDG Compass presents five steps that assist companies in maximizing their contribution to the SDGs: understanding the SDGs, defining priorities, goal setting, integrating sustainability and reporting.
Journal of Cleaner Production, Volume 77, 2014, Pages 94-104
Total Site Heat Integration (THSI) offers potential to increase energy savings and efficiency. THSI is important to industry since it will help the optimisation of steam and water losses in utility systems to efficiently support utilities consumption in process industry. The article explains the use of extended total site problem table algorithm as a systematic numerical approach to calculate the sensible heat to meet the total site utility requirements. The work supports the SDG 12: Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns; SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure for Sustainable Industrilisation; and SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy.
Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 1, 2014, Pages 2-7
Currently lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries used in significant numbers in vehicles are designed to last the life of the vehicle. They will not reach their end-of-life for another 10 years. This paper examines how the model used to recycle lead-acid batteries could be applied to Li-ion batteries and ensure steps are put in place so that the economical and sustainable benefits can be achieved at the end of its useful life. This addresses SDG 12, in particular waste reduction and reuse.