"The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a common language for companies, a shared global framework." This is what the secretary of the Environment and Sustainable Development Commission of CEOE, Cristina Rivero, said. to the opportunities that the SDGs represent for companies, marked by the United Nations with a 2030 horizon.
Rivero has participated today in the conference "Impact of the Sustainable Development Goals on the competitiveness of SMEs", organized by the Confederation of Entrepreneurs of Navarra (CEN), with the collaboration of NGOs Alboan, Vicente Ferrer Foundation, Intermón Oxfam and UNICEF, with the objective of bringing these SDGs that involve all social agents to SMEs, and whose 17 goals include objectives as varied as decent work, responsible consumption or affordable and non-polluting energy.
As Rivero has revealed, The integration of the SDGs into the strategy of SMEs entails significant improvements in their competitiveness, thanks to effects such as improving their reputation and corporate image, increasing their business opportunities with large companies, as well as access to financing and the attraction of "responsible investors."
Cristina Rivero has a degree in Biological Sciences from the Complutense University of Madrid, and has developed her professional career in the field of energy and environment from the Spanish Association of the electrical industry, UNESA, now AELEC. Last September, he participated in the Climate Action Summit held by the UN in New York.
On the other hand, the person in charge of opening the day was the president of CEN, José Antonio Sarría, who recalled that companies have a duty to be “compatible with sustainable development” and stressed that The responsible organizations are also those that attract more talent and generate a “greater commitment” and “pride of belonging” Among his workers.
Within the framework of the day, a round table has also taken place with the interventions of companies, NGOs and the Administration, and in which each agent has contributed their point of view regarding the implementation of the SDGs. Specifically, the president and co-founder of das-Nano, Esteban Morrás, the president of the NGO coordinator of Navarra, Celia Pinedo, and the director of the Labor Service of the Government of Navarra, Javier Zubicoa, spoke.
The one in charge to moderate the table has been the general secretary of CEN, Carlos Fernández Valdivielso. On the other hand, the meeting has been closed by the Minister of Economic and Business Development of the Government of Navarra, Manu Ayerdi.