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SDGs and Digital Transformation

In the Agenda 2030 the United Nations formulated 17 concise goals for a global sustainable development. With 169 targets all dimensions of sustainability are considered - from the fight against hunger and poverty, to the protection of the climate and water as well as the promotion of innovation and responsible production patterns. The SDGs are a global challenge for all stakeholders: states, civil society, science and business need to contribute. Companies are repositioning their business strategies accordingly and are defining how they can specifially contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. Digital innovations are an important catalyst on the way towards a sustainable development. 

News of our Members

04/18/2018 | BASF is part of the “ZERO by 40” initiative for a world free of malaria by 2040

On April 18, 2018, the Crop Protection companies BASF, Bayer, Mitsui Chemical, Sumitomo Chemical and Syngenta announced their continued and strengthened commitment to research, develop and deliver innovative vector control tools to help end malaria for good by 2040.


Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V.

econsense is an association of leading, globally active companies and organisations of German business specializing in the area of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Founded in 2000 on the initiative of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the goal of econsense is to provide a dialogue platform and think tank, with the dual objectives of advancing sustainable development in business and assuming social responsibility.