SDG Leadership Programme

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The UN 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 by 2030. The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another.

The SDGs call on the private sector to embrace sustainable development through the investments they make, the solutions they develop, and the business practices they adopt. In doing so, the goals encourage companies to reduce their negative impacts while enhancing their positive contribution to the sustainable development agenda.

The SDG Leadership Programme at CERB recognizes 9 industry leaders that are championing SDGs that are relevant to business. Through webinars, workshops, and awareness events we share best practices, and train companies on how they can contribute and report on particular SDG targets.

SDG Goal 3Dalda FoodsEBM
SDG 3 | Why it matters

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. A healthy business depends on healthy, productive workers and thriving consumers.

SDG Goal 4Engro Corporation
Engro Corporation Factsheet
SDG 4 | Why it matters

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. Education is fundamental to the development of future workforces. It supports higher levels of productivity, adaptability and innovation.

HBL Factsheet
SDG 5 | Why it matters

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Promoting gender diversity and equality is key to retaining the best talent.

SDG Goal 6Coca-Cola Export Corporation
Coca-Cola Export Corporation Factsheet
SDG 6 | Why it matters

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. Effective use of water can enable a better management of the risks many sectors in Pakistan face in relation to quality and availability of water.

SDG Goal 7International Industries Limited
IIL Factsheet
SDG 7 | Why it matters

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Opting for Smarter energy management approaches in order to make them more resilient to price fluctuation and intermittent availability to future proof your business.

SDG Goal 8Indus Motor Company
Indus Motor Company Factsheet
SDG 8 | Why it matters

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. Creating decent jobs is fundamental to economic growth and sustainable development enabled by protecting human rights and reducing workplace injuries, employing people with disabilities and encouraging supplier diversity.

SDG Goal 9Soorty Enterprises
SDG 9 | Why it matters

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialisation and foster innovation. Visioning the future requires incorporating innovative business models which understand disruptive technologies and reduce the inefficiencies in transport and building infrastructure.

SDG Goal 12ICI Pakistan Ltd.
ICI Pakistan Ltd. Factsheet
SDG 12 | Why it matters

Ensure responsible consumption and production patterns. Increasing resource efficiency to combat the impacts of rising scarcity will require businesses to transform and can help a company reduce its cost base and reduce risks associated with security of supply and price volatility, supporting sustainable growth in the medium to longer term.

SDG Goal 13Packages Limited
Packages Limited Factsheet
SDG 13 | Why it matters

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Climate change is already impacting Pakistan and if unmitigated, climate impacts will continue to increase the cost of doing business.

Past Events

June 23, 2021

Greenhouse Gas Accounting – A workshop hosted by CERB in collaboration with ICI Pakistan Ltd. Led by SGS Academy Pakistan Ltd.

Hosted with Hosted by CERB in collaboration with ICI Pakistan Ltd. Led by SGS Academy Pakistan Ltd.

March 25, 2021

Webinar on Creating Shared Value – An Inclusive Approach to Business

Hosted with Engro Corporation and panelists from National Foods Ltd and ECDI

December 24, 2020

Decent Work and Workplaces – In honour of National Working Women’s Day

Hosted with Indus Motor Company Ltd and panelists from HBL and Mehergarh

November 23, 2020

Enabling Women Entrepreneurs in Pakistan through Gender-Lens Investments

Hosted with IFC and panelists from HBL, Sarmayacar, Dot&Line and IFC