Marking 4 years since the launch of the SDGS, this years UN Global Compact Leaders Summit focused on empowering leaders to embed the Global Goals into the spirit and everyday practice of their businesses.

CEO, Lise Kingo, called for deeper integration of all the goals and reminded the audience of the importance of the ‘5 P’s’ “people, planet, partnerships, prosperity and peace” in meeting the 2030 targets.

After a day filled with optimistic examples of innovation towards the 2030 Goals, Lise Kingo’s closing speech centered on the theme of collective action. She urged business leaders to promote and live the Global Goals starting by finding ways to transform every employee into an SDG ambassador. She also stressed the importance of seizing the present moment to mobilize businesses, to pool ideas and actions and to create momentum for a future we all want. ”

“Leaps of innovation require a bravery that borders on absurdity,” said Kingo, urging us all to start thinking differently in a world faced with new challenges. As we’ve seen throughout history, it’s the crazy ideas that sometimes go on to become the “next big thing” in the world.