Durham University Millhill Lane Durham DH1 3LB
We are pleased to invite you to this Durham University Business School (https://www.dur.ac.uk/business/) and North East Initiative on Business Ethics (www.nibe.org.uk) jointly-sponsored event.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
Business is one of the key actors, alongside governments and NGOs, in realising these goals. In his talk, Richard Ellis, Vice-President for Corporate Social Responsibility at Walgreens Boots Alliance (https://www.walgreensbootsalliance.com/) will give us an insight into how the SDGs are integrated into the CSR and broader corporate strategy of the firm.