Unilever Pakistan and Standard Chartered have joined hands in Pakistan to support the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, with the overarching aim of ending extreme poverty, fixing inequality and injustice, and tackling climate change. This collaboration endorses Project Everyone, a global initiative aimed at raising awareness of the Goals by reaching seven billion people in seven days.
As part of this effort, a roundtable dialogue was organized at a local hotel, bringing together experts from across the public, private and development sectors to develop actions for the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Pakistan. The SDGs build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), launched in 2000, which helped set global and national priorities and fueled action against the many social challenges in countries around the world. The SDGs aim to build and continue on the goals set by the MDGs to ensure the health, safety and future of our planet.
Over the course of the day’s dialogue, partners provided an outline of the progress made in Pakistan and discussed the effort needed to shape political and business policies in the country for the successful implementation of the SDGs over the next 15 years. As wide spectrum of organizations supported Unilever and Standard Chartered by making commitments to create awareness for the Global Goals in Pakistan.
Ehsan A Malik, Chairman & CEO, Unilever Pakistan Limited, highlighted:
The challenges that the Global Goals aim to tackle have a huge impact on and opportunity for Unilever and are aligned with our own ambitions set out in the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. We are already bringing the Global Goals to life through our sustainable living brands and their social missions as part of our ambition to create a bright future for us and our future generations.
Shahzad Dada, CEO, Standard Chartered Pakistan, added:
Supporting the Global Goals in collaboration with our partners, amplifies our existing focus to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change. Consistent with our brand promise, Here for good, our work in the community and our strong relationships with clients, regulators and the government, uniquely position us to influence a positive change for sustainable development.