JOIN IMPACT 2030
We welcome corporations to join the IMPACT 2030 coalition of Founding and Collaborating Partners, committed to leveraging corporate employee volunteerism to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Organizations and individuals in civil society, academia, philanthropic organizations, and the public and private sectors are also invited join the IMPACT 2030 Network.
This private sector-led initiative, in collaboration with the United Nations, civil society, academia and other stakeholders, is leveraging human capital investments through employee volunteer programs globally to advance the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Promote awareness of the SDGs to employees around the world, advance the practice of employee volunteering, and showcase how their volunteer actions contribute to the achievement of the SDGs;
- Create and facilitate avenues for cross-sector and cross-industry cooperation between companies and stakeholders to initiate joint commitments and actions impacting the SDGs;
- Work with existing resources to develop methodologies and frameworks through which to measure the impact of volunteer commitments of our member companies and the collective results of the IMPACT 2030 network on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
- Create and maintain global representation of IMPACT 2030 through the multi-sector Regional Voice Network, providing a platform to focus efforts on a country and region-wide basis.
We believe that corporations are a valuable resource uniquely poised to help respond to the needs of a rapidly changing world. The SDGs are focused on addressing the most critical issues in the world, including poverty, inequality and climate change. The objective of IMPACT 2030 is to align companies and their employee volunteer efforts with these global goals to create real and sustainable change.
IMPACT 2030 was created in response to UN Resolution A/RES/66/67 that encouraged further engagement with the private sector “through the expansion of corporate volunteering and employee volunteer activities”. The IMPACT 2030 coalition convenes leaders from corporations, the United Nations, civil society, academia, and philanthropic organizations. Each IMPACT 2030 partner company has committed to applying its employee volunteer actions towards one or more of the SDGs.
“Volunteerism is a source of community strength, resilience, solidarity and social cohesion. It brings positive social change by fostering respect for diversity, equality and the participation of all. It is among society’s most vital assets.”
Ban Ki-Moon, Former Secretary-General, United Nations
ENGAGE, COLLABORATE, MEASURE
IMPACT 2030 views its work and the contributions of its private and non-profit partners in alignment with three pillars of focus.
To inspire awareness of the SDGs to employees around the world, advance the practice of employee volunteering, including showcasing how human capital investments are contributing to the achievement of the SDGs.
Create and facilitate avenues for cross-sector and cross-industry collaboration between companies and stakeholders to initiate joint commitments and actions impacting the SDGs. Our Regional Voice network provides a platform for action teams to focus efforts on a local, regional and country basis.
Leveraging existing resources to develop methodologies and frameworks measuring the impact of human capital investments on the SDGs.
VOLUNTEERING WITH US
Regional Voice Lead (RLV): As a global movement, IMPACT 2030 enables and fosters the dialogue of a worldwide community, allowing individuals across the globe to advocate for our purpose and goals in the practice of Employee Volunteering. Regional Voice Leads are responsible for the incorporation and representation of regional elements in IMPACT 2030 operations. They make sure goals and targets are adopted in accordance with local, regional or national realities, capacities, and levels of development while respecting national policies and priorities.
RVLs create awareness, share experiences and learnings, and remain the primary representatives of IMPACT 2030 on the ground. Whether at the city, state or regional level, RVLs ensure our Partners and Stakeholders are heard locally, and that our goals and achievements are tailored to local needs.