TGE signs up to World Benchmarking Alliance

Henry Palmer Thu, August 20th, 2020

The Good Economy has joined forces with World Benchmarking Alliance (WBA) to help create a movement to boost the private sector’s impact towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The WBA was set up in 2017 to develop transformative benchmarks to compare companies’ performance on the SDGs. The benchmarks are backed by the best
available evidence, while leveraging existing international norms and standards.

To date, more than 130 organisations from the Global South and Global North have signed up to the WBA as allies, including financial institutions, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies and NGOs. WBA's founding partners are Aviva, the Index Initiative and the UN Foundation.

Pauliina Murphy, engagement director at WBA, said: "The World Benchmarking Alliance is pleased to welcome The Good Economy into our multi-stakeholder and diverse WBA Alliance. We see a very clear alignment in our mission and values and look forward to collaborating with them to incentivise business action towards creating a sustainable future that works for all."

Sarah Forster, CEO of The Good Economy, said: "We've been closely following WBA since it launched and have been impressed by how it has galvanising diverse organisations from diverse sectors to align themselves to the SDGs. We're looking forward to working with them to develop the constructive tools and instruments to enable the private sector to contribute to inclusive and sustainable development."

For further information about joining the movement, visit www.worldbenchmarkingalliance.org/the-alliance.

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