03/04/2019

TGS, SDGs, prosperous and economically just societies

Doing business Social responsibility

We care about the Sustainable Development Goals and we work together to achieve them.

Strong economies and collaboration between robust enterprises is the foundation for a sustainable economy. Moving towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a work in progress and it is our responsibility to act locally and globally.  Each sector has their way to communicate and develop actions in line with the 10 principles of the UNGC.

At TGS, we believe that, as our core business is positioned in the financial services sector, our member firms have a pivotal role in the dissemination and incorporation of the SDGs worldwide.

TGS recently met Francesca Sharp, Sustainability Manager at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW), to explore ways we could work together to promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals among accountants, auditors and business advisors.

Francesca highlighted 4 main reasons why the SDGs are key to our sector and how our member firms can contribute to the betterment of society.

Companies in the financial sector:

1 – collect, analyze and record information important for all stakeholders,

2 – contribute to measuring the overall impact of private and public sectors worldwide,

3 – catalyze innovation and disruptive technologies,

4 – channel efforts to local communities via capacity building and building strong economies.

 

Francesca’s key advice to accountants was that every little counts and that it is time to change our ways of doing business. TGS agrees, SDGs are in our lifeblood and they are in our name: Think Global Sustainability.

Care about the SDGs and start thinking more broadly about what you can do in your business.

Francesca Sharp, ICAEW Sustainability Manager

For more information about Francesca and the ICAEW’s work with the SDGs, visit their resource page here.

 

Get in touch and it will be our pleasure to share your SDG success stories.

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