This metric covers Sustainable Development Goal 7 of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 7 aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. SDG 7 has four dimensions, calling for energy to be affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern. The global economy’s reliance on fossil fuels and the increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is visibly affecting the climate on every continent. At the same time, one in five people lacks access to electricity. As the UN Development Programme notes, providing clean energy sources in all developing countries to meet rising demand will encourage growth while helping the environment.
Go to the Half-Billion Dollars Challenge page of the Global Sourcing Council website. Using the dynamic GSC Half-Billion Challenge Progress Barometer you can view a list of companies that have taken the pledge.
Click on the tab “All Pledges” to see the total financial capacity that has been pledged to the SDGs in the Half-Billion Dollars Challenge.
Click on the tab “By SDG” to view the breakdown of financial capacity that has been pledged to each SDG.
Click on the tab ‘By Organization’ to view the list of organizations that have taken the pledge.
Select the company you are to research from the list. Then, using the drop-down arrow you can determine how much the company in question has pledged to advancing SDG 7.
For further research the Global Sourcing Council suggests reviewing the following additional resources:
Global Sourcing Council
Corporate Social Responsibility Report
CSO Statements or Reports
Investigative Reports, Surveys, Articles, etc.