Recently, the Global Goals Yearbook 2021 was released – a publication in support of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the global advancement of corporate sustainability. Despite some successes in development and environmental politics, progress is far from sufficient to achieve real sustainable development. Climate change, severe weather events, pandemics, species extinction, shrinking resources, a widening gap between rich and poor, disruptions in the global economy – these are just a few of the crises humanity is currently facing. Business as usual no longer seems an option. We need sustainable change as soon as possible. Therefore, UN Secretary-General António Guterres is calling for a “Decade of Action”, and, together with others, sees the 2020s as the make-or-break years for sustainable development. The current issue of the Global Goals Yearbook discusses barriers and solutions and examines the called-for Decade of Action on different levels.
In line with the idea of learning from role models, the Global Goals Yearbook 2021 also offers examples of good practice, positions, and opinions from companies and civil society participants. We are very pleased that iPoint is one of the good practices included in the publication.The iPoint article on “Due Diligence: French Law As a Model for Germany and the EU?” deals with the increase in legislative initiatives regulating human rights and the environmental due diligence of companies’ supply chains, particularly in Europe, and focuses on the French Due Diligence Act, also known as Duty of Care Law (Loi sur le devoir de vigilance).
Download the iPoint article here.
Read the complete Global Compact Yearbook 2021 here.
Learn more about the study commissioned by iPoint on the French Due Diligence Law here.