Road to Recovery: Using the SDGs as a framework for Australia's economic recovery

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Road to Recovery: Using the SDGs as a framework for Australia's economic recovery

Written by Amanda Nuttall | 24th August 2020

Since early 2019, Think Impact has been a signatory to the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, and an active member of the Australian local network: Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA). Our participation enhances our contribution to supporting actions and commitments to advance the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs are a collective road map that set a path to 2030 to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and protect the planet.

We believe that organisations, both for-purpose and for-profit, have a key role to play in supporting governments to achieve the targets of the SDGs.

On 10 August 2020, Think Impact were delighted to join 48 GCNA members to sign a letter to Prime-Minister Scott Morrison asking that sustainability be considered a cornerstone of policies as we start planning for Australia’s recovery from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The letter asks that the Australian Government considers building on the achievements that Australia has made against the SDGs and use these as a framework for policy design.

The signatories to the letter specifically made the following recommendations to Government:

Our participation in this initiative reflects our ongoing commitment to supporting and influencing decision makers to manage for better impact. We believe this will create long term value for society and enable us to build a future that benefits all Australians.

Read a copy of the letter sent to Prime-Minister Scott Morrison

Article in the Sydney Morning Herald: Business chiefs urge PM to invest 'sustainably' for COVID-19 recovery

Article in The Sustainability Report: GCNA urges government to focus on sustainability in COVID-19 recovery

For any enquires relating to sustainability reporting, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), materiality assessments or the UN Sustainable Development Goals please contact Think Impact Director Amanda Nuttall

Amanda specialises in sustainability performance management and disclosure, Including best practice application of leading tools and frameworks such as the GRI Standards, the International Integrated Reporting Framework and the AccountAbility suite of standards and guidance.

Driven by our commitment as a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact to disclose our progress against the ten key principles for responsible actions towards people and planet, our journey of recertifying as a B Corporation and benchmark standards to use business as a force for good, Amanda also led Think Impact's 2019 Sustainability Report: Towards a New Prosperity.