Business and Agenda 2030: Value and Engagement

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This course will provide you with an understanding of why the United Nations and the business community are vital to each other to obtain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

In this course, we will learn about the 17 SDGs, why they matter for businesses, and why the UN and governments need businesses to successfully implement them.

This course will guide participants through an introductory framework on how to engage and set up partnerships to achieve the SDGs and Agenda 2030.

The course explains how the SDGs affect businesses and provide tools and knowledge to put sustainability at the heart of strategy business. Presentations by UN delegates and business representatives will introduce the students to case studies and concrete examples on target specific goals; will provide real-life case studies.

Details

  • Short Course
  • Online
  • 2 hours per Module
  • 5 weeks Duration
  • Self-paced

Contacts

Course Coordinator

Dr Albina Gayoso

Albina.Gayoso@newcastle.edu.au

Consultation: to be requested via email

Academic at the University of Newcastle and Sustainable Development Golas Program officer at CIFAL Newcastle, a United Nations-affiliated training and research centre for the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Dr Albina is a founder of the United Nations Society at the University of Newcastle and worked with the UN for over 10 years. She has extensive local and international experience in teaching, researching and industry practice in the areas of Political communication and SDGs.  With a background in Political Science, her fields of research have included International Relations, Diplomacy and Political Communication.

CIFAL Office

University Drive, Global Engagement & Partnerships Division,
Callaghan Campus
NSW 2308, Australia
UNITAR-CIFAL@newcastle.edu.au

Syllabus

Course Content

This course enables participants to develop an understanding of SDGs as a global framework and its implications. It explains the Agenda 2030 and how SDGs were developed. The course introduces who and how the UN engages with businesses for the achievement of SDGs. It explores the best practices of SDGs work across sectors. The course also presents an analysis of challenges businesses and UN meet, along with the ways to overcome them.

Topics include:

  • UNITAR, SDG Fund and CIFAL Newcastle
  • The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2030
  • Engagement between the UN and Businesses
  • UN Global Compact and SDGs and businesses
  • A Framework for Action across business sectors
  • Key challenges for the UN and businesses
  • Measuring the Impact of Development Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the United Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and Interpret the principles of the 2030 Agenda and how they apply to your country or region
  2. Identify the common UN and business imperatives for action
  3. Evaluate the benefits and challenges of engaging business in SDGs achievement and benefits of SDGs achievement for business
  4. Develop actionable practices for engaging SDGS in businesses across different sectors
  5. Identify further learning opportunities and resources

Course Materials

Additional materials will be provided within the course