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Has the company taken the GSC Half a Billion Dollars Challenge pledge?
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This metric indicates which companies are taking part in the GSC Half-Billion Dollars Challenge and have decided to take an active role in the advancement of the different SDGs. The Global Sourcing Council has initiated this challenge in support of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The SDGs are estimated to cost US$3 trillion per year to achieve, and much of this will need to come from resources from the private sector. Long-term investments are needed in sustainable energy, infrastructure, transport, and information and communications technologies, among other sectors. Showcasing company leadership to support and promote the SDGs sets an example for businesses worldwide.

The aim of this challenge is as such to compile tools, resources, case studies, and examples of business leadership on each of the 17 SDGs. It will thus serve as a roadmap for companies and investors wondering how their work is aligned with the SDGs, how they can contribute in a meaningful way, and how to measure their impacts.


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 and check if the company in question is listed.

For further research the Global Sourcing Council suggests reviewing the following additional resources:

  • Global Sourcing Council

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Report

  • Annual Report

  • CSO Statements or Reports

  • Investigative Reports, Surveys, Articles, etc.

  • SDG Indicators