At the heart of the 2030 Agenda, the SDGs reflect a bold vision for humanity.
Call for Partnership
The World that we want, the Malaysia that we need, cannot become a reality without collaboration.
The Goals can only be achieved with the help of inspiring and determined leadership of the business community, matched by purpose across the organization.
To raise our ambition, we surmise that an incremental approach will no longer suffice, but instead advocate for a ‘Transformational’ approach as our line of attack. GCMY invites Malaysia-based companies to lend a helping hand to kickstart the Decade of Action to 2030 by joining #mySDGAction2030 – the Malaysian call to action behind the UNGC’s SDG Ambition.
The partnership will raise the level of ambition to meet the needs of society and planet by mobilizing the following programs and projects that work to catalyze change at the strategic level.
UNGC BUSINESS LEADERS FOR 1.5C CAMPAIGN – CLIMATE ACTION FORUM
The world today is facing unprecedented, interconnected environmental challenges. If we fail to change course now, we risk missing the window to avoid runaway climate change, with disastrous consequences to all life. The World is calling on business to step up and commit your business to set science-based targets aligned with limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.
This initiative begins with the Business Climate Action Forum 2020 (BCAF2020), co-organized by GCMY & UNIDO is a half-day conference that seeks to enlighten the private sector and relevant stakeholders of the potential business risks that will be caused by climate change, and strategies these actors can employ to adapt to and mitigate them.
Often the major justification for SMEs to become more sustainable revolve around sales, growth and funding. Understanding this motivation, it is critical that both the carrot and stick approach in creating sustainable SMEs is tied to procurement decisions of buyers and financing decisions of banks.
With the aim of harnessing the influencing authority of procurement, this “Good practice approach” guideline incorporates both UN SDGs and UNGC 10 principles as a base approach for SME suppliers. Under this multi-stakeholder program, SMEs enjoy recognition as preferred supplier and gain access to financing under a recognition mechanism.
Society must endure if economic and environmental dimensions are to have any meaning at all. However, there is a need to promote positive beliefs, attitudes, behaviours and actions so that people, communities, you and I can take to make a difference in creating the world we want.
#mySDGAction2030 calls on companies to join forces in the creation of the biggest Public Service Advertisement (PSA) platform to increase awareness around current issues by
informing and educating constituents through high-impact, though provoking materials. Participation in this CSR program is easy, call us to be counted in as the pioneer group.
#myCSR4sdg – A CATALYST FOR SHARED GROWTH
The turning point for CSR in Malaysia can be traced to 2007 when Bursa Malaysia made CSR reporting a listing requirement. Since then, the practice evolved and matured and is today a mainstay in corporate reporting. The connection between the SDGs and CSR should be obvious but has remained obscure.
The SDGs via CSR Guide is a descriptive document to help peel away the perceived complexities of engaging the global goals by analyzing outputs or outcomes and aligning them to the SDGs. The guide addresses the lack of know-how, taking small steps, leveraging on short to mid term strategies, tapping into existing synergies and taking advantage of the opportunity to innovate.
SUSTAINABILITY LEADERS DIALOGUE 2020
Climate change is a clear and present danger to all existence. Businesses are exposed to risks of infrastructural damage, input price volatility, product obsoletion, ratings depreciation, reputational damage, and regulatory restriction due to climate change disruption. Environmental stewardship is called upon to take affirmative action NOW!
SOLID 2020 is Malaysia’s premier corporate sustainability event bringing C-Suite executives to discuss, debate and implement sustainability measures within their organizations.It seeks to converge 100 C-Suite leaders to zoom into actions for positive impact and gain insights from global sustainability gurus.
#mySME/SDGToolkit – BUILDING RESILIENCE THROUGH SUSTAINABILITY
Malaysian businesses are feeling the pressure from government, competitors and investors to become more sustainable. This can be reflected in almost three-quarters of businesses in Malaysia conceding to the role that they can play in delivering the United Nations’ SDGs.
The SME/SDG Toolkit is a is a comprehensive set of tools for SMEs to use as a reference point to begin their sustainability journey.
These tools will encompass readiness questions, action checklist, best practice guide, Malaysian sustainable benefit map and digital knowledge resource map. Proper use of the toolkit will help you build a sustainability plan to make your business more resilient.This initiative is an acknowledgement that the SMEs is an unstoppable force for good.