Welcome to the iamtheCODE Season 6 podcast.
We are super excited and honoured to announce the launch of our new Season six podcast series, an intentionally themed global weekly podcast that explores the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. A collection of 17 global goals will be decoded by world leaders and young people worldwide. The SDGs were designed for countries, but they are useful for businesses as frameworks when developing their own sustainability targets.
In this episode, Lady Mariéme Jamme welcomes Sanda Ojiambo, CEO and Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, to discuss mobilizing Businesses to embed the SDGs in their strategies. Sanda took the role during the Pandemic and shared how honoured she is to lead this fantastic organization. She emphasizes the importance of private partnerships in achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). The UN Global Compact agency is a voluntary initiative based on C.E.O commitments to implement ten universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals. It was launched in July 2000 during the late Kofi Annan’s regime as U.N Secretary-General. Sanda will be inaugurated at the virtual U.N Global Compact Leaders’ Summit.