The 2030 agenda for sustainable development

Reframing CSR through a shared vision and common purpose


Once the preserve of the United Nations, leading NGOs and scientists, sustainable development is increasingly recognized as the legitimate responsibility of businesses. Heeding the call, businesses are seeking socially responsible solutions that help the planet and its inhabitants, via policies, programs and partnerships. But employees want to be part of the solution, too — they’re willing, committed and paying attention.


With the welcome development of integrated reporting for environmental, social and governance performance within financial reporting, more companies will join the ranks of behemoths like Unilever, which ended quarterly reporting of profits to focus on long-term sustainability. Those organizations that are creative, committed and consistently visible when it comes to sustainable development, alongside innovation and technology, will be more successful in the years leading up to 2030. Theirs will be a culture of workplace satisfaction and collaboration that serves today for a better business tomorrow.


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Infographic: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development


About the 2017 Global Workplace Trends

Every year, Sodexo looks at the main factors affecting the world’s workers and employers now — and in the future. These trends resonate across the spectrum of employee experience and can serve as a useful tool for employers navigating a landscape that is ever evolving.

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NeilNEIL BARRETT, Group SVP Corporate Responsibility, Sodexo.

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NeilAARON SHERINIAN, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, United Nations Foundation.

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  • THOMAS CANDEAL, Sustainability Project Manager, International Food Waste Coalition.
  • JESSICA ROSE COOPER, Executive Vice President and Director of Sustainability, Delos.
  • ELISABETH LAVILLE, Founder and Director, Utopies.
  • JEFF MALCOLM, Director of Private Sector Engagement, World Wildlife Fund.