New Documentary Series To Promote the Sustainable Development Goals

Reuters, in collaboration with the Business Debate and the United Nations, have created a documentary series of thought leadership films to showcase how global businesses are embedding the principles of sustainability in support of the 2030 Agenda. Introducing each film are UN leaders, experts and advocates.

17 Goals to Change our World

This compelling and insightful film series will explore why sustainable business is better for the enterprise and society at large and how sustainability is being embedded into a range of global organisations.

Each film will demonstrate how a true north version of business—one that provides economic development, prosperity and positive growth in a way that is socially just and environmentally sustainable, aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals.

The films – released every month until September 2019, along with 17 very special introductions to the Sustainable Development Goals featuring UN representatives ambassadors and advocates, will be available on from 10th October 2018 in monthly releases.


Airbus Gives Wings To The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
Airbus has been a signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2003, and is committed to 8 SDGs that are directly relevant to its business, among them Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure.

Monash University – Leading The Way In The Sustainable Development Agenda
Through its landmark Net Zero initiative, Monash University will by 2030 become the first Australian university powered by 100 per cent renewable energy with net-zero carbon emissions, ‘walking the talk’ when it comes to taking action on climate change.

L’OCCITANE En Provence: Sustainable Business Is Smart Business
The L’OCCITANE Foundation supports the Sustainable Development Goals and are integrating many of these into their daily business activities.

Building The Blueprint To Sustainable Agriculture
Falcon Coffees hopes that they, as an industry, can build business models that support sustainability in coffee supply chains to help build the blueprint to sustainable smallholder agriculture, thereby contributing to the challenge of global food security.

Brewing For A Better Tomorrow
Carsberg has introduced a series of packaging innovations as part of its sustainability programme, Together Towards ZERO, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Lundin Petroleum
Lundin Petroleum wants to address the challenge of satisfying future energy demands, required for global socio-economic development, in a manner that is consistent with the goals set out by the Paris Agreement.

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Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change,
speaking on Goal 13, Climate Action

Forest Whitaker, SDG Advocate and actor, speaking on Goal 16, Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.

These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.

The Business Debate (TBD) is an international film production and distribution business that help organisations thought lead in credible, influential and high profile international media environments.

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