Business for 2030 Website Crosses a Key Threshold

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Last month, the Business for 2030 website, which was launched in 2015 as a platform to demonstrate private-sector support for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda, registered its 20,000th visitor.

“We’re really pleased with the growth thus far, and we know we’ve only uncovered the very tip of the iceberg of corporate activity related to the SDGs,” said USCIB Vice President Ariel Meyerstein, who conceived the website and has developed it in collaboration with numerous USCIB member companies and partner organizations. “It demonstrates the eagerness with which the private and public sectors are looking for ways to work together to achieve these critical global goals.”

The Business for 2030 portal features hundreds of real-world examples of company initiatives and public-private partnerships, organized in relation to over 50 of the business-relevant SDG targets.

The initiative picks up on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon‘s exhortation for the private sector “to take its place at the table and plot a path forward for the next 15 years, reaffirming once again that responsible business is a force for good.”

Business for 2030 now covers 81 of the 169 targets with one or more initiative – for a total of 165 initiatives from 47 companies and organizations, in more than 150 countries. You can track future development of the initiative at www.businessfor2030.org/progress.

Staff Contact:   Ewa Staworzynska

Director, Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs
Tel: 212.703.5056

Ewa Staworzynska is USCIB’s Director of Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs. Staworzynska brings to USCIB her extensive policy experience from both public and private sectors. Prior to joining USCIB, she led DoorDash’s policy efforts in international markets and was in charge of diplomatic relations. Before her position at DoorDash, Staworzynska was an officer at the International Labor Organization (ILO), where she worked multilaterally to advance support for decent work and related policies at UN headquarters. Staworzynska began her career in New York working for a real estate start-up. Staworzynska will be based in USCIB’s New York office and will work with Jose Arroyo, USCIB policy associate on corporate responsibility and labor affairs, on a wide range of issues, including human rights and industrial policy, responsible business conduct, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She was born and raised in Norway and has a B.A. in Economics and M.A. in International Relations, with a specialty in International Business, from New York University.
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