Number of people taking this action: 250 or more
The 17 Goals Campaign is the first and the biggest national cross-sectoral initiative for the Sustainable Development Goals in Poland. It encourages business to contribute to the realization of the 2030 Agenda.
The Campaign brought together a wide range of actors: companies, governmental institutions and NGO’s under the honorary patronage of the Polish Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology. It is an example how the national, cross-sectoral cooperation towards the 2030 Agenda can work.
The 17 Goals Campaign mobilizes business community and other stakeholders to take action and create cross-sectoral partnerships for chosen Goals or include certain issues in business models and CSR practices. Its main goal is to encourage 500 companies to act for SDGs till 2030.
The Campaign was launched in 2017. It was raising awareness about the 2030 Agenda in business sector for the first time in Poland. Its second edition in 2018 was dedicated to creating concrete ideas of actions that business can take. Now, during its third edition, these ideas are being implemented. There is a number of cross-sectoral initiatives that are already being executed. Also, a new set of SDGs indicators for Polish business are being created.
Extensive knowledge and know-how has been collected during the campaign as well. This website – the online knowledge hub on SDGs for Polish business has been created, 6 publications has been published, and 17 workshops and conferences has been organized.
The 17 Goals Campaign has become a starting point for many companies to begin work on including SDGs into their strategies and practices. It also helped create a number of projects for SDGs that are already executed. Additionally, the campaign has started the nationwide discussion on the role the Polish business could play in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It could serve as an example on how the national B2B campaign for SDGs, involving a wide range of actors, could be conducted.
The 17 Goals Campaign 2019: Joint Action Partners:
• Initiator: CSR Consulting
• Honorary Patron: Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology
• Main Partners: Danone, Rekopol Packaging Recovery Organisation, Kruszwica – A Bunge Company
• Supporting Partners: Carlsberg Polska, Ergo Hestia
• Institutional Partners: Central Statistical Office, Global Compact Network Poland, National Chamber of Commerce, Responsible Business Forum