PODCAST: Getting business on board for a better world for all

7 November 2018

In this week’s episode of our flagship podcast, The Lid Is On, Conor Lennon from UN News looks at the United Nations' efforts to make big business part of the solution for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 - not much more than 11 years away.

His guest is Dan Thomas, Head of Communications from UN Global Compact, the world’s biggest corporate sustainability initiative, with a mission to bring companies in line with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

They discuss how the UN managed the convince big business to sign up to the Compact, and why more and more companies are realising that Sustainable Development and profit can, and do, go together.

We'll also hear from Brad Smith, President of Microsoft, Teressa Szelest, a President at the chemical company BASF, and Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever.

Audio Credit:
Conor Lennon, UN News
Audio Duration:
17'44"