The task of the “Global Goals Editorial Board” (EB) is to support and advise macondo foundation to identify and locate core corporate sustainability issues. These issues should find entrance in the editorial content of the „Global Goals Yearbook“ and dialogue panels perform under the title “Global Goals Forum”. The support does not involve any responsibility for the contents of the yearbooks in terms of liability or (inter)national press law.
OUR METHODOLOGY AND APPROACH
The 2030 Agenda counts in all countries in the world. Developing countries, emerging economies, and developed countries: Everyone must make a contribution. Our methodology takes this into account. At the heart of the agenda is an ambitious catalog of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs take into account for the first time all three dimensions of sustainability – social, environmental, economic – equally. The UN speaks of the „5 Ps“: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, Partnership. (see UN Document “A/RES/70/1 – Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”).
Looking at sustainability topics through the lense of the 5Ps describes a possible – and desirable – future: a sustainable change in the underlying conditions, a new understanding of economy, and value creation. It also represents a new understanding of social responsibility and participation. A 5Ps business approach requires a redefinition and rethinking of the relationship of the state, the economic system, and civil society. For more details on this see also the IIRC initiative with its groundbeaking work in the field of sustainable value definition.
And the 5 Ps may also help up to close another gap: Participation, transparency and inclusiveness are fundamental for sustainable development, if taken seriously these principles contradict an expert driven and top-down approach to evaluation and review. It is requiring horizontal & vertical integration of management models and competence in managing multistakeholder dialogues.