Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, embeds all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its core business and its five sustainability mega-trends: Climate, Circular economy, Ethics, Health & Equity, and Development. The company has been investing in R&D to develop solutions and technologies that support customers and its own transition to sustainable growth, to a world with decarbonized and decentralized energy. Sustainability is an integral part of the company, starting from R&D. The other sustainable development goals like health and well-being, and gender equality etc are embedded into human resource policy. Read the blog post of our mentor Jackson Seng from Singapore.
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In Singapore, we started the kids really early, and by tertiary schools (mostly polytechnics and universities), we're in REAL enterprise. Being a small nation with only PEOPLE as our only resource. We were in the times 1990s-2000s when entrepreneurship is fully embraced. Youths could form a company, learn by actual doing, learn from failures. The real thing is in the discipline, the execution, actions, upon smart decisions to how your enterprise exceed the competition in 'World Class Standards' Some useful Entrepreneurship Competition were very useful to encourage and grow people with potential. When you're young, what you are constantly being encouraged to do is to fail early, and such ways you learn it early too. That's also how pragmatic our society can be.
In my secondary school we have a "thematic week" on Sustainable Development each year. On my lessons I do my best to explain to the pupils how can they contribute to UNSDGs in their own way in a Hungarian smalltown. For example health, energy saving, environment protection.
This is a very good direction!
In the short supply chain, we also directly affect ten of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and four indirectly.
I really like how people - citizens can be engaged and be involved especially depicted in the second PDF on UNSDGs. It breaks down clearly how, what kind of objectives, what sort of actions to detail (as an individual or collectively) - we can see our own impact. This is exactly the kind of 'education' that needs to be put in place. Great stuff @Jackson Seng very pro and Thank you for sharing with our community of social entrepreneurs! <3
I love this report! Schneider Electric definitely shows an example how to take serious the UN Sustainability goals in a way that it also supports business performance. And I am very impressed by the disciplined way of impact measurement.