The head of sustainable business at Sandvik has spoken at the international negotiations for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations in New York and at the UN Global Compact’s second Business for Peace annual event.

Christina Båge-Friborg made an intervention on the role of global business in the sustainability agenda and future SDGs and spoke on behalf of the business and industry group as well as of the Swedish Leadership for Sustainable Development network. This was the first time a global company has spoken directly at UN negotiations, Sandvik says.

During her speech, Båge-Friborg described how Sandvik and the members of the business and industry group promote the sustainable development agenda.

Societal priorities

She also attended the UN Global Compact’s second Business for Peace annual event, which is convened as part of the ‘Global Compact+15: Business as a Force for Good’ event series, held to mark the UN Global Compact’s 15th anniversary.

The event, focusing on the United Nations’ global agenda for sustainable development, brought together more than 250 representatives of business, Global Compact local networks, civil society, investors and governments to demonstrate how the private sector is taking action and partnering to advance societal priorities.

This story is reprinted from material from Sandvik, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.