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AB InBev‍
Arçelik
BASF‍
Banco BTG Pactual
Beontag
Braskem‍
Celsa Group
China Development Bank
China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation - Sinopec
City Developments Limited
Coca Cola Içecek
Danone‍
EDP
Enel
Engie
Eni‍
FCC Construcción‍
Federated Hermes International
Firmenich
Global Impact Initiative
Grupo Nueva Pescanova‍
H&M
Holcim
Iberdrola
Inter-American Development Bank‍
Islandsbanki‍
Jacobs‍
Klabin
Ladol
Leonardo‍
Lestari Capital
Livent
MRCB
Moody's
PIMCO
Palladium International
Pernod Ricard
Pirelli‍
Principal Financial
RWE‍
Schlumberger
Schneider Electric
SkyPower Global
Snam
Société Générale Group
Sompo Asset Management
Stantec
Suzano
Tata Steel
Terna‍
Tesco‍
The Very Group
Turkcell‍
Unilever‍
Vena Energy
Verizon‍
Vieira de Almeida LP
Workiva
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AB InBev‍
Arçelik
BASF‍
Banco BTG Pactual
Beontag
Braskem‍
Celsa Group
China Development Bank
China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation - Sinopec
City Developments Limited
Coca Cola Içecek
Danone‍
EDP
Enel
Engie
Eni‍
FCC Construcción‍
Federated Hermes International
Firmenich
Global Impact Initiative
Grupo Nueva Pescanova‍
H&M
Holcim
Iberdrola
Inter-American Development Bank‍
Islandsbanki‍
Jacobs‍
Klabin
Ladol
Leonardo‍
Lestari Capital
Livent
MRCB
Moody's
PIMCO
Palladium International
Pernod Ricard
Pirelli‍
Principal Financial
RWE‍
Schlumberger
Schneider Electric
SkyPower Global
Snam
Société Générale Group
Sompo Asset Management
Stantec
Suzano
Tata Steel
Terna‍
Tesco‍
The Very Group
Turkcell‍
Unilever‍
Vena Energy
Verizon‍
Vieira de Almeida LP
Workiva
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AB InBev‍

Fernando Tennenbaum

Fernando Tennenbaum

CFO
“As the world’s leading brewer, with a global footprint and a focus on local communities and value chains, we are building a company to last – brewing beers that will continue to bring people together for the next 100 years and beyond. As part of the Taskforce, I am eager to share what we have learned through AB InBev’s sustainability journey as well as our approach to target-setting and measurement. And I embrace the opportunity to learn from my peers and partners as we work to speed up the recovery and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.”

Headquarters

Business sector

Consumer Goods

Number of employees

81000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #2
Participation Report

Efforts regarding SDGs right now - September 2021

  • Collaborated with 100+ entrepreneurs, innovators, engineers, investors, and scientists through AB InBev’s 100+ Accelerator to find breakthrough advancements in water stewardship, farm productivity, circular packaging, green sourcing, logistics and more
  • Announced partnership with One Young World to identify the most impactful women-led enterprises tackling sustainability challenges
  • Kicked started the AB InBev supply chain collaboration in Brazil with a virtual event recognized by the UN Global Compact Brazil Chapter
  • Convened supply chain partners through the AB InBev Eclipse platform to address and share insights on sustainability issues
  • Hosted webinar series with suppliers on renewables and accounting
  • Expanded the AB InBev Foundation’s scope to focus on five pillars aligned to the UN SDGs: reducing harmful consumption, supporting sustainable agriculture, clean water, nurturing entrepreneurs and engaging communities where it matters most
  • Continued commitment to building climate resilience by transitioning global operations to 100 percent renewable electricity and reduce GHG emissions by 25%
  • Reported using blockchain to improve sustainability for a pilot project in Europe to track barley and improve traceability and sustainability of beer

Link between the work in the CFO Taskforce and Company’s efforts

AB InBev deepened its commitment to sustainability and adopted new initiatives to build climate resilience through its various partnerships. The company’s recent collaboration in Brazil and the UN Global Compact Brazil Chapter is one of multiple of examples of their work to deepen engagement around the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2020, AB InBev co-founded the Water Resilience Coalition, a CEO-led initiative of the UN Global Compact to elevate global water stress.

Commitment regarding SDGs for 2021

AB InBev is committed to demonstrating greater progress towards its 2025 Sustainability Goals in alignment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The company aims to continue work towards its Global Smart Drinking Goals, promoting smart agriculture, eliminating waste and creating circular economics, empowering more small businesses and entrepreneurs across the value chain, and collaborate with partners to achieve great sustainability.

Arçelik

Polat Şen

Polat Şen

CFO
"At the core of all our decisions at Arçelik is a deep commitment to sustainability. Much like many other businesses, our targets have been aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which drive our actions towards helping to solve today’s environmental and social challenges. CFOs hold great responsibility in ensuring that sustainability and purpose-driven business is built deep into strategy. From financial frameworks to investment decisions, we play a huge role in instigating long-term positive change. Joining the UNGC CFO Taskforce is a great opportunity for members of the group to share ideas, inspire change and collaboratively build value for a greater future.”

Headquarters

Business sector

Consumer Goods

Number of employees

8700

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

BASF‍

Hans Ulrich Engel

Hans Ulrich Engel

CFO
"BASF has decided to not only focus on a sustainable business but also to integrate sustainability into its financing activities. We have therefore established a framework for financing instruments based on sustainability criteria. The CFO Principles will support sustainable investments and long-term value creation."

Headquarters

Business sector

Chemicals

Number of employees

64000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Banco BTG Pactual

Joao Marcello Dantas Leite

Joao Marcello Dantas Leite

CFO
"Companies have a paramount responsibility in the achievement of the SDGs, since they possess both the scale and the agility to act big. I am proud to be part of the CFO Taskforce. Together, we are building a foundational framework that will further engage and empower corporations and business leaders in the pursuit of their relevant SDGs. By developing and disseminating guidance and best practices, and building a powerful quantitative reference in the form of KPIs, the work of the CFO taskforce will further enable urgent global action and produce long lasting results"

Headquarters

Business sector

Banking

Number of employees

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Participation Report

Beontag

Pedro Christ

Pedro Christ

CFO
“Beontag is deeply committed to measuring impact and defining ambitious goals towards the 2030 Agenda. Responsible investment is a central part of our strategy as it is essential to leverage the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. I am honored to be a member of the CFO Taskforce for the SDGs and contribute to the collective debate on how companies can engage with sustainability from a financial and investment perspective. I am eager to learn from my peers and to support the development and implementation of UN-backed frameworks such as the impressive CFO Principles.”

Headquarters

Business sector

Packaging & Containers

Number of employees

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Participation Report

Braskem‍

Pedro Freitas

Pedro Freitas

CFO
"The CFO Principles on Integrated SDG Investments and Finance reinforce the long-term commitment to Sustainable Development that Braskem has had since its creation almost 20 years ago. I am dedicated to deepening this effort at Braskem through the implementation of the Principles and, thus, increase our impact on improving people’s lives."

Headquarters

Business sector

Chemicals

Number of employees

8000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Efforts regarding SDGs right now - 2021

Throughout our history, Braskem has achieved many sustainable development milestones and objectives achieving  approximately 85% of its sustainable development Macro Objectives defined in 2009 for 2020 that included mainly: 53% reduction of Braskem's accident rate, reduction of the intensity of GHG emissions by approximately 17% between 2008 and 2020 and expansion of its resins production from renewable feedstock becoming global leader in the bio-polymers production capacity.

As we have entered a new decade, we started the construction of new challenges for the 2020-2030/2050 cycle, adapting and updating the goals for new global demands. Building new commitments was a complex journey that took months and involved more than 500 global team members and leaders. In September 2020, this process reached a milestone with the Board of Directors approval of our Global Sustainable Development Strategy. Our strategy was built based on analysis of global challenges and trends, the Company’s Materiality Matrix and the results of business and supply chain Risk Management analysis. The new goals consider all dimensions of sustainable development: economic, social, and environmental, and are aligned with the Paris Climate Change Agreement and with the UN Sustainable Development Goals - maintaining greater priority on the SDGs where we have the biggest impact.

Link between the work in the CFO Taskforce and Company’s efforts

Braskem, as a member of the CFO taskforce, it is committed to implementing the CFO Principles on Integrated Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Investments and Finance, an initiative of the UN Global Compact. 

This initiative consists in the definition of goals related to Braskem's commitments with the SDGs, and is aligned with the global strategy and with the Company's purpose of improving people's lives through the transition to sustainable development.

Commitment regarding SDGs for 2021

For 2021, our key areas of focus will be to ensure safe operations, accelerate innovation and digital transformation and implement our commitments to sustainable development. 

Considering that, In line with Braskem´s medium-and long-term commitments to reduce 15% of CO2e emissions by 2030 and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, our goals for the short term are (i) to achieve a reduction of 250kt/year in 2022 by using energy efficiency solutions and renewable energy throughout 2021; and  (ii) to expand our production capacity for green ethylene in the Triunfo industrial unit in Rio Grande do Sul from 200,000 to 260,000 tons per year with start up in 2020.

Regarding our commitment to expand our I’m green™ portfolio to include 300,000 tons of thermoplastic resins and chemical products with recycled content in 2025, Braskem is investing R$ 67 million in the construction of a recycling line with capacity to transform 250 million packages into 14,000 tons of high-quality post-consumption resin per year and operations are expected to start in the fourth quarter of 2021.

In addition, in regards Braskem´ s IR events and materials, we have incorporated our SGDs targets on those and, in 2021, Braskem held the first ESG day event with investors.

Celsa Group

Juan Carlos Orozco

Juan Carlos Orozco

CFO
"At Celsa we produce steel from scrap. We are the second biggest recycler in Europe. We transform 8 million tonnes of scrap into steel every year. The total commitment of Celsa in ESG guidance goes even beyond the circular economy and focuses on all aspects that should help our society make a better world."

Headquarters

Business sector

Industrial Metals & Mining

Number of employees

1200

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

China Development Bank

Headquarters

Business sector

Development Bank

Number of employees

1500

Working Groups

No items found.
Participation Report

China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation - Sinopec

Headquarters

Business sector

Chemicals

Number of employees

18000

Working Groups

No items found.
Participation Report

City Developments Limited

Yiong Yim Ming

Yiong Yim Ming

Group CFO
"Corporate ambition and commitments must be supported by strategic deployment of capital towards activities that are aligned with the UN SDGs. CDL is honoured to be a member of the CFO Taskforce for the SDGs, alongside other leading companies that share the same hope for a more sustainable future. Complementing CDL’s long standing commitment to our ethos of ‘conserving as we construct’ since 1995, we pledged support to the UNGC Ten Principles since 2005. The CFO Principles on Integrated SDG Investments and Finance are in line with CDL’s Growth, Enhancement, and Transformation (GET) business strategy. Joining this taskforce is a key milestone in CDL’s sustainability journey and I look forward to supporting the Taskforce in the global transformation of corporate and sustainable finance."

Headquarters

Business sector

Real Estate

Number of employees

400

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Participation Report

Efforts regarding SDGs right now - 2021

CDL’s value creation business model is developed over the last two decades, anchoring on our ethos of “Conserving as We Construct” established in 1995. The Future Value 2030 value creation model encapsulates our role as a developer, an asset owner and a corporate citizen, and guides us in creating sustained value for our business and our stakeholders. CDL’s sustainability efforts are aligned with 14 relevant SDGs– 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and are based on CDL’s positive and negative impacts on our material ESG issues. The CDL Future Value 2030 sustainability blueprint sets goals for our integrated sustainability strategy towards 2030—a milestone year for sustainable development and the global climate agreement.

Designed and built by CDL with industry partners in 2017, the Singapore Sustainability Academy (SSA) is the first ground-up initiative and zero-energy facility in Singapore dedicated to capacity building and thought leadership for climate action and SDGs. Since its opening on 5 June 2017 to end-2020, the SSA has hosted more than 450 sustainability-related training programmes and advocacy events, involving over 18,300 attendees.

In partnership with UNDP, raiSE, Social Collider and Global Green Economic Forum, Incubator For SDGs is a rent-free workspace at Republic Plaza for selected social enterprises and start-ups that are aligned with one or more SDGs. These companies can tap into an extensive network of management experts to help them scale up and reach out to potential investors and markets. 

The CDL-GCNS Young SDG Leaders Award is an annual business case competition that empowers and cultivates youths into future sustainability champions, equipped with the skills and know-how to integrate SDGs into business strategy and operations. The competition has attracted the participation of more than 2,400 youths over the past 10 years.

Link between the work in the CFO Taskforce and Company’s efforts

CDL’s strong foundation in sustainability has placed us in a prime position to tap into the thriving sustainable finance market. Since 2017, CDL has secured more than S$2.5b worth of sustainable financing to drive green buildings in our portfolio. In July 2021, CDL achieved the discount on our SDG Innovation Loan, a sustainability-linked loan – a testament of how CDL’s efforts in achieving the SDGs through innovation is translated to tangible financial benefits. The CDL Sustainable Finance Framework guides the company in achieving positive impacts for the SDGs through responsible allocation of finance.  

For close to a decade, CDL has been achieving our voluntary target of at least Green Mark GoldPLUS certification for all new developments, two tiers above mandatory requirement. To date, 85% of CDL’s portfolio of owned and managed buildings, based on gross floor area, are rated Green Mark GoldPLUS or Platinum—the highest tier certification. As an early adopter of sustainability and ESG reporting since 2008, CDL’s robust sustainability reporting has evolved into a unique hybrid model using GRI Standards as its core since 2008, IIRC’s Integrated Reporting Framework since 2015, SDG Reporting since 2016, TCFD framework since 2017, and SASB since 2020.

Commitment regarding SDGs for 2021

In February 2021, CDL pledged support to the WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment to achieve net

zero operational carbon by 2030 for our new and existing wholly-owned assets and developments under our direct operational and management control. CDL is also reviewing our SBTi-validated GHG reduction targets to align with a 1.5°C warmer scenario-compliant business model. With solar energy as the most promising in Singapore, we will strive for onsite generation of solar energy, where possible, and the procurement of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), to help us minimise our carbon footprint. On the innovation front, CDL has been actively investing and working with collaboration partners to source and research on more sustainable building materials to reduce our embodied carbon.

Coca Cola Içecek

Andriy Avramenko

Andriy Avramenko

CFO
"As a multinational beverage company operating across 10 countries, we strive to create sustainable value in every step of our value chain. As a responsible corporate citizen, we feel responsibility to conduct our business in a more sustainable way, both operationally and financially. CFO Taskforce is setting norms for a sustainable world as well as implementing sustainability practices into finance through various initiatives. We are proud to be a part of this invaluable initiative led by United Nations Global Compact. I look forward to collaborate with my peers to learn and share experiences in this journey."

Headquarters

Business sector

Food and Beverage

Number of employees

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Danone‍

Jürgen Esser

Jürgen Esser

CFO
"It is becoming increasingly clear that environmental and social aspects are to be considered as an integral part of business strategy if we want to ensure the long term viability of our activities. Beyond individual efforts in this sense, the SDGs give us a unique opportunity to find a common agenda to tackle these issues at a global scale. Financial markets have a crucial role to play in stepping up availability of fuel for this agenda. Sound extra-financial reporting and financial decision-making processes that integrate sustainability aspects are both key components of this equation as well as influencing financial flows to reach the places where they are most needed to trigger the change. I am proud to be part of this TaskForce and join forces with like-minded CFOs to take-up the challenge and co-create financial solutions that will enable this transformation."

Headquarters

Business sector

Food Production

Number of employees

100000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

EDP

Rui Teixeira

Rui Teixeira

CFO
"It’s with great pleasure that today EDP joins the UN CFO Taskforce for the SDG. We are committed to be carbon neutral by 2030, with 100% of our business in the energy transition and an active contributor to the SDG. We will actively participate in this Taskforce and contribute to the construction of solutions that foster capital allocation to SDGs investments."

Headquarters

Business sector

Utilities

Number of employees

11200

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Enel

Alberto De Paoli

Alberto De Paoli

CFO
Co-Chair, CFO Taskforce for the SDGs
“CFOs play a leading role in establishing clear indications and setting best practices for making corporate finance and investments a real driver of social growth. As members of the CFO Taskforce, we are all committed to working at the service of a new stakeholder capitalism, creating sustainable value for people and the planet. The UN Global Compact CFO Principles for Integrated SDG Investments and Finance represent a solid first step to guide companies in the adoption of credible finance strategies that fully integrate sustainability towards the achievement of SDGs.”

Headquarters

Business sector

Utilities

Number of employees

27000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Engie

Judith Hartmann

Judith Hartmann

CFO
“I am very honored to contribute to the UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce. Responsible investment is not only instrumental to achieving the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals, but also central to long term value creation. As strategic decision makers on capital allocation and financing, CFOs have a key role to play. We need to speed up the implementation of innovative solutions to tackle the social, environmental and economic challenges addressed by the SDGs.”

Headquarters

Business sector

Utilities

Number of employees

48000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Eni‍

Francesco Gattei

Francesco Gattei

CFO
"Integrating the principles of the SDGs in corporate finance is key to create value for all stakeholders and to rethink our economic and consumption models. I am are very proud to participate in this leading initiative to build a sustainable future. It follows closely Eni’s strategic vision of supporting a just energy transition. To do so, we have decided to follow the United Nations’ inspiration by integrating the SDGs in our own corporate mission."

Headquarters

Business sector

Oil & Energy

Number of employees

26000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Efforts regarding SDGs right now - 2021

Following a phase of great transformation that allowed Eni to grow and diversify its portfolio, while strengthening its financial organisation, Eni initiated a new phase in the development of its business model, strongly oriented towards the creation of long-term value, combining economic/financial and environmental sustainability.

Based on these principles, a new strategy has been  defined in 2021 to relaunch short, medium and long-term operational objectives, which outline the integrated and evolutionary path of individual businesses and which will lead Eni to carbon neutrality in 2050, in line with the scenarios compatible with keeping global warming within 1.5°C. This strategy is supported by a business model which organically combines its business plan with the principles of environmental and social sustainability, extending its range of action along three pillars:

  1. operational excellence;
  2. carbon neutrality by 2050;
  3. alliances for development.

Link between the work in the CFO Taskforce and Company’s efforts

Eni’s strategy relies on a viable economic and financial plan. This is based on a strong capital discipline, detailed economical assessments of our decarbonization levers and further enhanced by a direct link between our industrial transformation and Eni financing instruments. 

In December 2020 Eni started by converting its loan and financing contracts in Sustainability linked tools, linking their cost to the achievement of identified targets in close correlation to our strategy and specific SDGs.

In May 2021, first in our sector, Eni published the Sustainability-Linked Financing Framework, and in early June Eni has successfully placed our first Sustainability-Linked Bond, focused on UN SDGs 7 and 13. 

This was a key milestone in Eni’s 30 year capital market history receiving a six folds request versus the original offer. These financial initiatives are a further evidence of Eni’s commitment to decarbonization and of the market’s recognition of Eni’s transition strategy.

Commitment regarding SDGs for 2021

Eni’s mission, through which the company aims to contribute to the 17 SDGs by seizing new business opportunities, confirms Eni’s commitment to a just energy transition. Following the mission, Eni accelerated the development and diversification of its portfolio, strengthening its financial structure while speeding up the company’s decarbonization path thanks to new targets, a revised organizational structure and an attractive sustainable finance strategy. Eni wants to contribute to a just transition, an energy transition that allows to give access to energy for all and to protect the environment, while being socially fair. Consistently with the Paris Agreement's most ambitious objectives, Eni will pursue the Net Zero target on its GHG Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions, referred to the entire life cycle of the energy products sold. Furthermore Eni has increased its efforts towards a just energy transition that combines the need to reduce carbon footprint with the need for community development by reinforcing resources in the Countries where it operates, allocating gas production to the local market, promoting access to energy and supporting the definition of Local Development Programmes (LDPs).

FCC Construcción‍

Maria Carrasco

Maria Carrasco

CFO
“Sustainable financing of projects is the key element for the fulfillment of the SDGs. With the sustainable financing of our projects and activities, we create a future for citizens"

Headquarters

Business sector

Construction

Number of employees

700

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Federated Hermes International

Headquarters

Business sector

Financial Services

Number of employees

1450

Working Groups

Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Firmenich

Benoit Fouilland

Benoit Fouilland

CFO
“As stewards of trillions of dollars in corporate finance, CFOs have a critical role to play in ensuring that companies’ financial strategies are sustainable. At Firmenich, our strategy is grounded in the Sustainable Development Goals and since signing the UN Global Compact in 2008, we became one of only 41 LEAD companies worldwide recognized for their commitment to a new era of sustainability. Joining the CFO Taskforce is a natural next step for us and a great opportunity to continue advancing sustainability in global business.”

Headquarters

Business sector

Chemicals

Number of employees

7200

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Global Impact Initiative

Giles Gunesekera

Giles Gunesekera

CEO
"Global Impact Initiative is delighted to be part of the UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce. We all know that there is no shortage of money in the world – the challenge is ensuring it is deployed effectively. The Taskforce’s aim of mobilising capital for profit with purpose is long overdue and a much-needed task. The alignment of investments and capital with social impact measurement aligned to the UN SDG’s is a game-changer and has the potential to move billions of dollars in line with our values and goals for a better world. "

Headquarters

Business sector

Financial Services

Number of employees

6

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Grupo Nueva Pescanova‍

Raimon Trias

Raimon Trias

CFO
"The CFO taskforce focuses on the implementation of KPIs to measure our contribution to Sustainable Development both for current activities and new investments. It will positively impact every company committed to these four principles, and the financial stakeholders too, who will be able to measure us also on the contribution to the planet and to our partner communities."

Headquarters

Business sector

Food Production

Number of employees

800

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

H&M

Adam Karlsson

Adam Karlsson

CFO
"Companies like ours with a global reach, has a big opportunity and responsibility to show leadership and drive collaboration towards positive change. Change both in terms of transformation of industries, business models as well as financial strategies and solutions ensuring that sustainability is incorporated all the way from vision, goals, resource allocation to reporting. I am looking forward to be part of this group to learn, get inspired and share experiences."

Headquarters

Business sector

Retail

Number of employees

68000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Holcim

Géraldine Picaud

Géraldine Picaud

CFO
“I’m honored to join the CFO Taskforce. With less than 10 years remaining to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, Holcim is committed to accelerating its impact across the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as part of its sustainability ambitions. The principles endorsed by the taskforce will help align corporate finance actions with the Sustainable Development Goals, and fulfill our own purpose of building progress for people and the planet.”

Headquarters

Business sector

Construction & Materials

Number of employees

70000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Iberdrola

Headquarters

Business sector

Utilities

Number of employees

15000

Working Groups

Expert Working Group #1
Participation Report

Inter-American Development Bank‍

Gustavo Alberto de Rosa

Gustavo Alberto de Rosa

CFO
“At the Inter-American Development Bank, we are proud to be the first multilateral development bank on the CFO Taskforce for the Sustainable Development Goals and are eager to support its work to inspire private sector action for the Sustainable Development Goals. The CFO Principles on Integrated SDG Investments and Finance, and the support they have received from the Taskforce's diverse, relevant group of member companies, send a clear signal that the private sector is committed to advancing the 2030 Agenda."

Headquarters

Business sector

Number of employees

Working Groups

Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Islandsbanki‍

Jón Guðni Ómarsson

Jón Guðni Ómarsson

CFO
"Íslandsbanki is committed to doing its part in terms of tackling the climate crisis by supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and integrating them into its operations. By joining the CFO Taskforce for the SDGs, we are teaming up with an impressive network of companies, where we can share our experiences and learn from others. This will enable us to build a constructive dialogue with our customers and investors on the important role of financial institutions in mobilising capital towards a more sustainable society."

Headquarters

Business sector

Banking

Number of employees

500

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #2
Participation Report

Jacobs‍

Kevin Berryman

Kevin Berryman

CFO
“In addition to joining the UN Global Compact as a participant, Jacobs is excited to build on that commitment by becoming a founding member of the CFO Taskforce for the Sustainable Development Goals to help reshape the future of corporate finance and investment as a catalyst for growth, value creation and social impact. As a global company with a focus on innovative technology and sustainable solutions, participation in the UN Global Compact aligns with Jacobs’ values and sustainability strategy, PlanBeyondTM, and this taskforce offers a platform to further interact with other finance leaders to amplify our positive impact worldwide.”

Headquarters

Business sector

Civil Engineering

Number of employees

55000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Efforts regarding SDGs right now - 2021

In July 2021 we launched our refreshed global sustainability strategy, PlanBeyond 2.0. It maps to six core SDGs with corresponding Sustainable Business Objectives relevant to our company including long-term targets for each. 

Learn more here.

Link between the work in the CFO Taskforce and Company’s efforts

Our engagement with the CFO Taskforce helped inform the development of PlanBeyond 2.0, particularly regarding SDG alignment. We have also leveraged Taskforce learnings to improve ESG/SDG integration in our Investor Relations and communications activities. 

Commitment regarding SDGs for 2021

We are committed to not only integrating sustainability into our operations, but into every client solution we deliver. In PlanBeyond 2.0, we have prioritized six core SDGs and Sustainable Business Objectives and will be tracking progress against each.

Learn more here.

Klabin

Marcos Ivo

Marcos Ivo

CFO
"I am honoured to join the CFO-Taskforce in this challenge to reshape the future of corporate finance and investment towards sustainable development. Klabin aims to contribute to the development of a sustainable economy, prioritizing the planet's prosperity and generating value for investors, employees and business partners. The company is well positioned to contribute towards promoting and developing new business perspectives able to drive conservation, economic development and sustainable communities. We believe that CFO-Taskforce brings the necessary elements to accelerate this transformation and also the achievement of global goals through impact actions that generate progress in the ESG dimensions."

Headquarters

Business sector

Paper & Forest products

Number of employees

10000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Ladol

Dr. Amy Jadesimi

Dr. Amy Jadesimi

CFO
“LADOL is a sustainable industrial special economic zone operating in Lagos, Nigeria. The Zone was developed out of a disused swamp in 2006 and built up into a logistics base and shipyard. LADOL is currently expanding to service a wide range of industries from agriculture to mini-solar grid companies. Adhering to the UN’s 17 SDG’s is built into LADOL’s DNA, i.e. all the companies’ policies, procedures and work instructions. The UN Global Compact and the Chief Financial Officers Taskforce is therefore a natural fit for our company. This is a group where we can share global best practice and encourage others to change their business models to be in line with achieving the 17 SDGs, not just because it’s the right thing to do socially but more importantly because it’s the right thing to do financially. CFO’s should be at the forefront of driving sustainable ventures and solutions as the most profitable and the least risky way to do business.”

Headquarters

Business sector

Logistics & Supply Chain

Number of employees

200

Working Groups

CFO Group
Participation Report

Leonardo‍

Alessandra Genco

Alessandra Genco

CFO
"The CFO Taskforce represents a concrete step forward in Crafting a new concept of finance which will effectively contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the UN 2030 Agenda. Sustainability is at the core of the Leonardo’s10-years Plan Be tomorrow 2030 and is fully integrated into the Company’s business strategy and processes. Thanks to the commitment of the Taskforce and the signature of the CFO Principles for Integrated SDG Investment and Finance, Leonardo will contribute to the creation of a sustainable financial model for the prosperity of companies and communities."

Headquarters

Business sector

Aerospace & Defense

Number of employees

49882

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Efforts regarding SDGs right now - 2021

SDGs are integrated into Leonardo business strategy and value creation model. 

In 2020, we achieved the following milestones:

  • we issued our first Integrated Annual Report, reinforcing link between financial and sustainability (SDG-aligned) metrics
  • we developed an internal taxonomy for classifying SDG-aligned investments
  • we included new SDG-aligned metrics in both short- and long- term remuneration incentive schemes for executive and top management positions.

Link between the work in the CFO Taskforce and Company’s efforts

Leonardo joined the CFO Taskforce to contribute to the creation of a diversified and transparent market for corporate SDG investments and finance. We have been committed to contribute to the SDGs since many years now and, by supporting the CFO Principles for Integrated SDG Investments and Finance, we strive to embed the sustainability goals in our internal financial architecture with a more pervasive approach.

As member of the CFO Taskforce, we are contributing to a virtuous loop of cultural and financial transformation for both companies and communities to thrive.

Commitment regarding SDGs for 2021

Leonardo committed to maintain around 50% of SDG-aligned investments in 2021-2022, further embedding SDGs in the investment process through a revised investment procedure. 

We are continuing to reinforce events and engagement with investors on ESG and SDG-linked topics, leveraging on Leonardo investment thesis, strictly related to social, environmental and technological impact. Finally, we are considering opportunities related to ESG-linked financial instruments to support business growth in line with our sustainability strategy.

Lestari Capital

Alexander Hanrath

Alexander Hanrath

CFO
"Integrating environmental solutions into finance - value propositions to customers and shareholders, as well as the cost of doing business - is one of the keys to moving away from an economic model that undervalues natural capital. Lestari Capital’s business is to link the supply of natural capital and conservation to private sector investors and businesses through innovative financial models, and we’re excited to see the CFO Taskforce engage with these opportunities. CFOs will play a huge role in the reshaping of our financial and operational decisions towards a more sustainable economy."

Headquarters

Business sector

Financial Services

Number of employees

21

Working Groups

CFO Group
Participation Report

Livent

Gilberto Antoniazzi

Gilberto Antoniazzi

CFO
“Livent’s lithium technologies are a key part of the electric vehicle supply chain and help enable the transition to a low carbon future. Our commitment to advancing a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable world is fully integrated in all aspects of our operations and investment decisions. Livent’s participation in the UN Global Compact and the CFO Taskforce reflects our belief that we have a fundamental obligation to use our capabilities, resources and sphere of influence to power progress for the benefit of all our stakeholders, including the communities in which we live and operate.“

Headquarters

Business sector

Chemicals

Number of employees

334

Working Groups

CFO Group
Participation Report

MRCB

Amarjit Chhina

Amarjit Chhina

COO
“The funding gap to achieve the SDGs is estimated to be between $5-7 trillion a year and therefore it is undeniable that the private sector will need to play a more prominent role in financing the SDGs. MRCB is committed to helping realise the aspirations of the SDGs and the CFO Roundtable is a valuable platform, as it brings together a multi-sector group of corporate leaders from around the world to share their experiences, ideas and recommendations to advance the 2030 agenda.”

Headquarters

Business sector

Real Estate

Number of employees

1050

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Moody's

Headquarters

Business sector

Financial Services

Number of employees

11200

Working Groups

Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

PIMCO

Headquarters

Business sector

Financial Services

Number of employees

2900

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Palladium International

Katy Topping

Katy Topping

CFO
“As an organization that views cross-sector collaboration as a core part of achieving positive impact at scale, Palladium is proud to be a member of the UN Global Compact’s CFO Taskforce. We are emboldened by the opportunity to work towards solving humanity’s most complex problems in tandem with CFOs who share our commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.”

Headquarters

Business sector

Management Consulting

Number of employees

2500

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Pernod Ricard

Hélène de Tissot

Hélène de Tissot

CFO
“We are proud to join the UN Global Compact Sustainable Finance Action Platform. We look forward to connecting with peers committed to the UN’s SDGs and to contributing towards shaping the future of corporate finance and investment towards sustainable development. Sustainability and Responsibility is part of Pernod Ricard’s growth model being one of our 4 essentials and embedded in our 3 Y strategic plan Transform & Accelerate. As we address our 2030 Sustainability & Responsibility Roadmap, finance has a central role to play. We are therefore keen to leverage expertise and share ideas to drive the implementation of innovative solutions addressing current ESG’s challenges.

Headquarters

Business sector

Wine & Spirits

Number of employees

16000

Working Groups

Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
CFO Group
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Pirelli‍

Francesco Tanzi

Francesco Tanzi

CFO
"Integrating SDGs into Corporate Finance and Investment is key to accelerating the achievement of global goals through impact actions. This belief is core to Pirelli’s participation as a founding member in the UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce for SDGs, alongside its development model focused on “partnerships for the goals”."

Headquarters

Business sector

Automotive

Number of employees

11000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Principal Financial

Headquarters

Business sector

Financial Services

Number of employees

18000

Working Groups

Expert Working Group #2
Participation Report

RWE‍

Michael Mueller

Michael Mueller

CFO
“The transformation towards a sustainable economy is a global challenge. The speed of this transformation is crucial. It depends on the broad mobilisation of all available resources. This is precisely where the UN Global Compact CFO Task Force for the Sustainable Development Goals comes in. With its principles, it defines a clear framework and sets ambitious goals. We at RWE strongly support this. As one of the world’s leading companies for renewable energies, we are fully committed to driving the decarbonisation of the energy sector. About 90% of RWE’s capital expenditure meets the taxonomy criteria for environmentally sustainable investments proposed by the EU Commission. Our multi-billion euro investments in renewable technologies are the key to achieving our goal of being climate neutral by 2040. The Science Based Targets initiative has confirmed that RWE’s emissions reduction targets are in line with the Paris Agreement.”

Headquarters

Business sector

Utilities

Number of employees

5000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Schlumberger

Claudia Jaramillo

Claudia Jaramillo

Group Treasurer
“Schlumberger supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by using them as a key framework to prioritize our sustainability initiatives at both a corporate and local level. Our finance strategy—in line with our corporate vision of driving high performance sustainably—focuses on creating stakeholder value while respecting the planet and the communities where we work and live. We are honored to join the UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce to further drive change through deeply-rooted accountability and corporate governance.”

Headquarters

Business sector

Oil & Energy

Number of employees

96000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Participation Report

Schneider Electric

Hilary Maxson

Hilary Maxson

CFO
“At Schneider Electric, ESG has been at the heart of our strategy and a key part of our “DNA” for more than 15-years, introducing our first sustainability barometer in 2005 and incorporating since then new learnings and reinforcing our commitments with a new barometer every 3 years. As CFO, my role is to balance the short-term, medium term and long-term returns for the company and you can only drive medium and long term value with the right balance of attention, as well as resource and time allocation to good environmental, social and governance practices. Ultimately, I believe ESG is a matter of good business for all companies and I look forward to working with peers across the Taskforce in driving achievement of the SDGs for ourselves, our future society and our planet.”

Headquarters

Business sector

Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing

Number of employees

71000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #2
Participation Report

SkyPower Global

Kerry Adler

Kerry Adler

CEO
"The architecture of humanity’s future on this planet we call home, depends on our collaborative abilities in harnessing and deploying essential investment to address the funding gaps that to-date, have inhibited the necessary transformation of businesses on a global-scale, oriented towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Innovative financial solutions are imperative for the quintessential systematic transformation necessary to ensure a brighter and healthier future for generations to come. I am proud to be a founding member of the CFO-Taskforce, as with the culmination of our experience and expertise, we shall confidently achieve the necessary impact of our unified effort. "

Headquarters

Business sector

Renewables

Number of employees

81

Working Groups

CFO Group
Participation Report

Snam

Alessandra Pasini

Alessandra Pasini

CFO
“We believe the CFO Principles for Integrated SDG Investments and Finance will have a crucial role in supporting companies across various industries and countries in their transition to sustainable development and effectively contribute to the SDGs. The effort of every single business will be key to address the global climate challenge and also make progresses in both the social and governance dimensions. At Snam we are committed to implementing these principles and share knowledge in order to facilitate the creation of a transparent market for corporate SDG investments and finance, and invite other CFOs and their companies to join us in this purpose”

Headquarters

Business sector

Utilities Infrastracture

Number of employees

2500

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Efforts regarding SDGs right now - 2021

In pursuing its purpose, Energy to inspire the world, included in the company’s bylaws in early 2021, Snam reconciles its strategic decisions and investments focusing on SDGs closest to its mission, purpose and activities. In this contest, a Net Zero Strategy has been developed for reaching net zero emissions in Snam’s operations by 2040 (Scope 1 and 2 emissions) with intermediate milestones at 2025 and 2030. Moreover, a ESG Scorecard with 22 ESG KPIs linked to SDGs with targets till 2023 has been launched. In conjunction with the approval of the 2020-2024 Strategic Plan, Snam carried out an analysis to confirm the alignment between the SDGs and its investments. The analysis showed that SDG’s investments are 40% of the Strategic Plan and highlighted the SDGs more impacted: 7, 13, 9 and 11 (mentioned in order of priority).

Link between the work in the CFO Taskforce and Company’s efforts

Sustainability and energy transition activities are a fundamental pillar of Snam’ business as demonstrated by "green-like investments” and the choice of tapping the "sustainable funding market" for aligning the corporate financial structure with the growth sustainable path. Being a founding member of the CFO Taskforce has been a natural consequence and we think it is fundamental to guide companies in aligning their sustainability commitments with credible corporate finance strategies in order to create real-world impact on the SDGs, an efficient market for SDG investments and capital flows, and consistency in how to measure SDG related KPIs. The active participation in the initiative will further help Snam to fulfil the SDGs at the company level and to monitor best practices regarding SDG Investments and Finance.

Commitment regarding SDGs for 2021

Snam has set a long-term net zero strategy with intermediate milestones at 2025 and 2030. Moreover, Snam has developed a ESG Scorecard on 13 key areas with 3-year target. Each area (Energy savings, Biodiversity, Natural gas emissions, Green innovation, Gender diversity, Safety, Welfare, employee engagement, Local communities engagement, Responsible supply chain, Infrastructure reliability, governance and Anti-corruption) has been linked with SDGs on which it has an impact (e.g. about Gender diversity Snam set two KPI strongly linked to SDG 5 and also reported in the Remuneration Policy). Moreover, a process to account investments impacted by ESG has been structuring and it has been working on financial tools able to give new impulse to ESG driven projects and activities also to comply with the target to increase sustainable finance from 40% to 60% in 2024 (already reached in H1 2021).

Société Générale Group

William Kadouch-Chassaing

William Kadouch-Chassaing

Deputy General Manager & CFO
“Société Générale is firmly committed to the UNEP-FI Principles for Responsible Banking and I am delighted to build on these through the UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce, by sharing best practices to contribute towards the best possible standards for a sustainable marketplace. This CFO task force creates a bridge across sectors and geographies to collectively accelerate the transition to a low carbon inclusive economy.  A leader in sustainable finance, Société Générale will continue working with our clients to co-construct new financial solutions that support their business transformation towards positive impact :this is at the heart of Société Générale’s corporate purpose.”

Headquarters

Business sector

Banking

Number of employees

50000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Sompo Asset Management

Headquarters

Business sector

Financial Services

Number of employees

Working Groups

Expert Working Group #1
Participation Report

Stantec

Theresa Jang

Theresa Jang

CFO and Chair of Executive ESG Committee
"Stantec’s participation and contribution to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals is a priority at every level of our firm: from our board of directors to the C-suite and throughout all corporate functions, geographies, and business operating units. The SDGs are very closely aligned with how we operate our business and are a key element of how we deliver services to clients. We believe it is important to be an early signatory to the CFO Principles on Integrated SDG Investments and Finance and are thinking creatively about how we can further integrate the SDGs into our financing mechanisms. We are proud to be a part of the CFO Taskforce for the SDGs, which is actively driving progress towards a sustainable future."

Headquarters

Business sector

Design

Number of employees

22000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Suzano

Marcelo Feriozzi Bacci

Marcelo Feriozzi Bacci

CFO
“It’s a pleasure and a privilege to be part of this highly qualified and diverse group of CFOs, that are working to align and boost the ESG agenda on the financial arena.”

Headquarters

Business sector

Paper & Forest products

Number of employees

12000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Participation Report

Efforts regarding SDGs right now - 2021

Suzano's sustainability strategy lies at the core of our Cultural Drivers. Due to the nature of our business, which depends directly on natural cycles, and to the positive relationship with 

the communities in the locations we operate, this topic has always been essential for us. To push forward the sustainability integration into its business model the company released its Long-Term Goals, publicly making ambitious commitments that must be carried out by 2030, in line with the the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Link between the work in the CFO Taskforce and Company’s efforts

Suzano understands that the CFO Taskforce is an opportunity to engage with our peers and to  create the guiding principles that will allow us to ensure that our financial strategies are aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals. We acknowledge the critical role that CFOs have to play in unlocking capital and creating a market for SDG investments, and we aim to consolidate our role as a reference in this important movement.

Commitment regarding SDGs for 2021

Suzano is currently committed to developing and implementing its long-term goals. Through our strategic actions, we want (among other goals) to mitigate the problem of income distribution, making it possible for 200,000 people to rise above the poverty line in the areas where we operate; replace plastic and oil-based products with the supply of 10 million tons of products obtained from renewable sources; and become even more climate positive, removing 40 million tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. It worth mentioning that in June 2021 Suzano announced its new Biodiversity long term goal, a pioneer commitment for the global pulp and paper industry. In this direction, since 2020, Suzano linked 10% of management’s short-term variable compensation to the development and results of the Long-Term Goals associated with their respective areas of operation.

Tata Steel

Koushik Chatterjee

Koushik Chatterjee

CFO
“Chief Financial Officers across the world have a very critical role in the journey to create a more inclusive society and a sustainable planet. The UNGC CFO Taskforce for the SDGs has been doing seminal work in integrating the principles of the SDGs into corporate investments and finance, and I am delighted to join the Taskforce and hope to contribute meaningfully in this journey.”

Headquarters

Business sector

Industrial Metals & Mining

Number of employees

32000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Terna‍

Agostino Scornajenchi

Agostino Scornajenchi

CFO
"Terna is proud to take part in the CFO Taskforce for the SDGs, which represents a significant global effort to promote sustainable corporate finance and scalable investments in pursuit of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The CFO Principles for Integrated SDG Investments and Finance enhance the common view of companies engaged in sustainable finance and support the development of a sustainable finance market. Terna’s commitment for the implementation of the CFO Principles is rooted in its strategy, aimed at combining sustainability and growth by enabling and playing a major role in the current energy transition, thus generating great benefits for Italy and all the stakeholders."

Headquarters

Business sector

Utilities Infrastracture

Number of employees

2500

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Tesco‍

Imran Nawaz

Imran Nawaz

CFO

Headquarters

Business sector

Retail

Number of employees

86000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

The Very Group

Ben Fletcher

Ben Fletcher

CFO
"I am proud to represent The Very Group on the UNGC CFO Taskforce on Sustainable Finance. As an organisation we work to ensure that the 2030 agenda is embedded through all our activities, with the SDGs providing the framework which we use to create a more sustainable business. We recognise that tying finance to the sustainability agenda is going to be critical if we are to make the necessary progress to create a fairer, greener and more just world for future generations. Being a member of the Taskforce enables us to help shape the future of sustainable finance and make a positive impact that will be felt for generations to come"

Headquarters

Business sector

Retail

Number of employees

1600

Working Groups

CFO Group
Participation Report

Turkcell‍

Osman Yilmaz

Osman Yilmaz

CFO
"We are proud to represent Turkey as one of the founding members in the CFO Taskforce initiative. Thanks to Turkcell’s vision, innovative sustainability practices that contribute to United Nations 2030 agenda for sustainable development and realizing many firsts in the sustainable finance field, we have become one of the founding members. Our aim for further contribution is to convene global financial leaders around CFO Taskforce’s principles and communicate our experiences to ensure contribution to the SDGs."

Headquarters

Business sector

Telecommunications

Number of employees

11500

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Unilever‍

Graeme Pitkethly

Graeme Pitkethly

CFO
"I find it very heartening to consider some of the positive things to have emerged from the current state of our world, in particular a strongly heightened awareness and interest in ESG investing, multi-stakeholder capitalism, the relationship between companies and the societies of which they are an integral part and the positive and galvanising concept that we must build back better. I would like to take this opportunity to support and encourage the Taskforce on its work, in particular it’s spirit of knowledge sharing, collaboration and innovation.  All of this makes me optimistic and excited for the future."

Headquarters

Business sector

Consumer Goods

Number of employees

142000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Efforts regarding SDGs right now - 2021

In March 2021, Unilever communicated an external overview of our integrated business strategy, the Unilever Compass. The Unilever Compass is our plan to embed sustainability into every part of our business, driving sustainable and responsible growth. The SDGs are embedded in our Unilever Compass Strategy and hence our sustainability goals and KPIs are SDG-aligned. 

The Unilever Compass has three overarching strategic aims: improve the health of the planet, improve people’s health, confidence and wellbeing, and contribute to a fairer, more socially inclusive world. Supporting these strategic sustainability goals are 8 key pillars (climate action, protect and regenerate nature, waste-free world, positive nutrition, health and wellbeing, equity, diversity and inclusion, raise living standards, future of work) and 34 individual targets that set out our sustainable business commitments over the next 10 years and beyond.

Link between the work in the CFO Taskforce and Company’s efforts

Unilever has supported the SDGs since they were launched in 2015 - our then CEO Paul Polman (now Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact) was closely involved in defining the role of business in driving the SDGs. The SDGs have therefore influenced how we have thought about our sustainability strategy since their beginning.

We are now 5 years into the SDG journey and our Unilever Compass strategy is the next step in embedding SDG-aligned goals and KPIs into our sustainable business strategy. As this is an integrated strategy, this includes in our financing, investments and sustainability reporting.

Commitment regarding SDGs for 2021

The Unilever Compass is the next step in achieving our vision to be the global leader in sustainable business, demonstrating how our purpose-led, future-fit business model drives superior performance.

Our Unilever Compass plan, which has the SDGs embedded within it, is now in place with KPIs and delivery dates that range from 2023 – 2039. We are therefore working towards achieving these commitments in 2021 as part of this roadmap.

The Unilever Compass replaces the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, our sustainability plan which ran from 2010 to 2020.

Vena Energy

Sam Ong

Sam Ong

CFO
“Vena Energy is honoured to be one of the first companies in Asia to represent the CFO Taskforce promoted by the UN Global Compact. We are excited to contribute to a dialogue which aims to accelerate sustainable development through the wider availability of SDG investments. This is in alignment with our corporate mission to improve Asia’s access to clean energy while balancing the environmental and social impact of development. We look forward to connecting with and gaining a variety of perspectives from our business peers that are equally committed to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and elevating the visibility of sustainable investments across Asia and globally.”

Headquarters

Business sector

Renewables

Number of employees

431

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Participation Report

Verizon‍

Matthew Ellis

Matthew Ellis

CFO
"Companies have a critical role to play in the successful financing of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. As Chief Financial Officer of Verizon, I recognize that a company like ours is uniquely positioned to serve as a catalyst for sustainable growth and social impact.  That is why I am proud to be a member of the UN Global Compact CFO Task Force, adding Verizon's voice and our influence to the CFO Principles for Integrated SDG Investments & Finance."

Headquarters

Business sector

Telecommunications

Number of employees

134000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Vieira de Almeida LP

Headquarters

Business sector

Number of employees

Working Groups

Expert Working Group #1
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report

Workiva

Jill Klindt

Jill Klindt

CFO
"Joining the UN Global Compact is a natural fit for Workiva and our years of experience solving complex business problems for the world’s largest organizations. I look forward to working alongside my fellow global CFOs, making sense of the complex ESG ecosystem and achieving greater transparency and accountability."

Headquarters

Business sector

Software & Computer Services

Number of employees

2000

Working Groups

CFO Group
Expert Working Group #2
Expert Working Group #3
Participation Report