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ICC is launching workshop series for corporate sustainability leaders to discuss best practices and challenges in incorporating the SDGs into their business models.

Convened by ICC, and supported by the World Benchmarking Alliance and Nestle, the bespoke SDG Action Labs will launch on the margins of the United Nations High Level Political Forum taking place in New York next week.

United Nations Secretary-General Special Envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit, Luis Alfonso de Alba, will join corporate members of the International Chamber of Commerce and UN Global Compact for an inaugural Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Action Lab on Mobilizing Climate Action at Scale. The Special Envoy, who recently helped to launch ICC’s Chambers Climate Coalition at the World Chambers Congress in Rio, will brief business representatives on the nine action areas of the 2019 Climate Summit and provide guidance on how companies can secure an invitation to join leaders, from all sectors, on the world stage at the 23 September  event.

ICC Secretary General John W.H. Denton AO said: “As the only private sector organisation with a permanent seat at the General Assembly, ICC proudly represents the voice of business at the United Nations and around the world. We look forward to continuing to work with UN leaders to support initiatives that will increase private sector implementation of the 2030 Agenda.”

The SDG Action Labs will be held at a private venue in New York City on 15–17 July and will cover issues such as reducing plastic waste, securing decent work in global value chains, and the journey to net zero emissions.

For more information about how your company can engage with ICC at the United Nations Headquarters, contact Sabrina Klayman.