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Matthew Gitsham replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How should business approach embedding the SDGs into their core business?
"On government stakeholders, one thing we've heard is some companies looking to understand how national governments are intending to link the SDGs with their own national development plans - once companies know this, they can then look for…"
Nov 16, 2016

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Matthew Gitsham replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How should business approach embedding the SDGs into their core business?
"A tool that we've seen many businesses using is the 'SDG Compass', that was developed by the UN Global Compact, WBCSD and GRI together. It gives advice, among other things, on linked the SDGs with company goal-setting, and reporting.…"
Nov 16, 2016

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Matthew Gitsham replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How should business approach embedding the SDGs into their core business?
"Yes, language is definitely an issue. What we've heard is that for those companies that have a longer history of involvement in global sustainability initiatives and partnerships (for example the UN Global Compact and related issue-platforms),…"
Nov 16, 2016

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Matthew Gitsham replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How should business approach embedding the SDGs into their core business?
"I think Cemex is a good example to look at here. If you look at their most recent sustainability report, it contains within it a high-level summary of a mapping Cemex did of all it's existing activities and how they contribute to different…"
Nov 16, 2016

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Matthew Gitsham replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How should business approach embedding the SDGs into their core business?
"Novozymes is a really interesting company to look at because the potential of the SDGs to create new public-private partnerships is something that informed the development of their new corporate strategy in 2014, which is titled 'Partnering for…"
Nov 16, 2016

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Matthew Gitsham replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How should business approach embedding the SDGs into their core business?
"I think many companies are seeing the SDGs as interesting primarily because of the capacity they might have to stimulate new partnerships, particularly partnerships that could unlock new funding streams that could enable businesses to make…"
Nov 16, 2016

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Matthew Gitsham replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How should business approach embedding the SDGs into their core business?
"From the conversations we've been having with companies already engaging with the SDGs, I've heard several ways in which the SDGs are already having a practical impact. For organisations reviewing their sustainability strategies, the SDGs…"
Nov 16, 2016

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Matthew Gitsham replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How should business approach embedding the SDGs into their core business?
"What I've seen companies doing so far in their engagement with the SDGs is to start by mapping the 17 SDGs and the 169 targets against their existing sustainability priorities and activity areas, to find out where they are already making their…"
Nov 16, 2016

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Matthew Gitsham replied to Business Fights Poverty's discussion How should business approach embedding the SDGs into their core business?
"Hi - Matt Gitsham, Director of the Ashridge Centre for Business and Sustainability at Hult International Business School. We're partnering with Business Fights Poverty leading research on the challenge on embedding the SDGs into core business."
Nov 16, 2016

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Matthew Gitsham is attending Business Action for Africa's event
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Charting a Future for Business-Donor Partnerships for Development at Shell Foundation, Shell Centre, York Road, London SE1 (Please use entrance C, Lensbury entrance on York Road)

July 5, 2011 from 5:30pm to 7pm
The first London event in the 2011 Event Series will focus on "Business-Donor Partnerships for Development"Speakers:Gavin McGillivray, Head, Private Sector Department, DFID (Click for audio)Anne McCormick, Corporate Affairs Director, Diageo…See More
Jun 22, 2011

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Matthew Gitsham is now a member of Business Fights Poverty
Jun 22, 2011

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I am an academic
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http://www.ashridge.org.uk
About my work:
The role of leadership and management education in fostering sustainable development

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