In December 2016, the Global Compact Network Italy (here in after GCNI) started working on a new collection of business practices focusing on the implementation of strategies, policies and projects to support the achievement of the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

Since then, an intense and ongoing dialogue and research has been carried out involving 11 organizations belonging to the GCNI and has culminated in the publication of the Report “ITALIAN BUSINESSES: PRACTICES TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Following the path defined by the Sustainable Development Goals.

The report was launched at the Conference on “The Sustainable Development Goals: Experiences and Progress on Their Implementation in Europe”, which was held on 25th October at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in the presence of Lise KINGO, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact and other illustrious guests.

This is not the first time that the Italian Network  of the Global Compact has chosen to focus its efforts on giving value to the results achieved by Italian companies that are virtuously committed to sustainability issues. Already in the years 2010 - 2011 - 2012, three Best Practice Collections were presented at an international level, with the aim of discussing the work of promoting the 10 Principles of the Global Compact for sustainable development registered at national level.

Looking ahead, this new edition is intended to be the starting point for a new cycle of publications by GCNI, in the light of the renewed and common commitment of all sustainability actors towards the framework identified in the UN 2030 Agenda and its 17 SDGs. New experiences will be shared with the public in order to raise awareness among the staff of what is done and can be done to transform global sustainable development objectives into local business (“Making Global Goals Local Business”) on an annual basis.

“Italian Businesses: Practices Towards Sustainable Development” Report

  • Scientific Coordinator: prof. Marco Frey - President, GCNI
  • Author, analyst and coordinator of the graphics project: Dr. Margherita Macellari – PM & Analyst, GCNI

For further information on the editorial project and to participate in the 2017-2018 collection of practices, please write to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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