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SDGs In Play: #11 Sustainable Cities and Communities - View From UNGC
View from UN Global Compact Malaysia
View from UN Global Compact Malaysia
More than half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and the number is assumed to increase to two thirds by 2050. Cities are centers of commerce, generating more than 80 percent of global GDP, and play an essential role in advancing productivity needed for economic development. Urbanization can make it easier to place the required infrastructure for essential services such as grid-connected energy, water and sanitation. However, urbanization also causes vast challenges.

All over the world, cities are confronting critical levels of air pollution. Many cities in developing countries face rapidly growing numbers leading to slum dwellers and unplanned urban sprawl as infrastructure provision has not kept pace with population growth.
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AMCHAM Members share their actions to contribute towards this SDG. 
Sustainability at Celestica
Sustainability at Celestica
For the last 10 years, sustainability has been integrated into everything we do. At Celestica, we understand we have a role to play in improving our world and protecting the planet. Through our sustainability initiatives, we collaborate with each other, as well as our customers and suppliers, to drive positive change both within our company and in our communities. Our sustainability strategy focuses on four key pillars: our communities, our planet, our products and services, and our people.
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1. Intentionality
  • Is your company committed to supporting the achievement of Goal 11? Have you developed a holistic strategy that reflects this commitment, covering end-to-end operation and the wider community?
  • Are you committed to learn from your actions and do you have processes in place to improve them accordingly?
  • Is your strategy supported by the highest levels of management, including the Board of Directors?
2. Ambition
  • Do your actions achieve long-term outcomes that greatly exceed those resulting from current industry practice?
  • Are your actions aligned with what is needed to achieve Goal 11?
3. Consistency
  • Is support for Goal 11 embedded across all organizational functions?
  • Are staff and board incentives aligned with achieving Goal 11?
4. Collaboration
  • Do you proactively look for opportunities to partner with Governments, UN agencies, suppliers, civil society organizations, industry peers and other stakeholders to inform how to advance Goal 11?
4. Accountability
  • Do you publicly express your commitment to advance Goal 11?
  • Do you identify, monitor, and report on impacts, including potentially adverse impacts?
  • Do you mitigate risks associated with your action?
  • Do you remediate negative impacts associated with this action?
  • Do you engage stakeholders in a meaningful way?
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