Sydney, Australia: The Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia hosted a workshop series for more than 85 employees of ARTC – which supports Australia’s sustainable future through modal shift to rail - on how to take individual action on the Good Life Goals to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
With people increasingly familiar with the SDGs but unaware how to reach them, the Good Life Goals present 85 ways that anyone can contribute towards the huge, planet-changing objectives that sit at the heart of the SDG agenda.
BCSD Australia CEO Andrew Petersen introduced ARTC personnel in the workshop series to the personal actions they can take to support the SDGs and how each individual can be inspired to use the Good Life Goals as an effective change tool.
“Through these workshops, BCSD Australia is able to help members identify which Good Life Goals are most relevant to their business and help them generate ideas for amplifying or activating these actions for their customers, employees or partners,” Petersen said. “Through this, companies can understand how to use the Good Life Goals and make the SDGs relevant to their employees, customers and operations.”
ARTC, a new BCSD Australia Member, which champions the use of rail as a cost efficient, reliable, safe and responsible mode of transport, manages and maintains an 8,500km rail network across five states. The company has invested billions of dollars to build, extend and upgrade the network – helping shift freight from Australia’s roads to rail, delivering a positive impact for business, motorists, the environment and communities.
Kylie Gallasch, ARTC’s Chief Financial Officer and ESG Executive Sponsor said "ARTC is a proud member of BCSD Australia, and we champion modal shift to rail to support Australia's commitment to net zero emissions by 2050.
“Our people found BCSD Australia’s workshop series highly engaging, sharing feedback that it enabled them to find tangible ways to support our ESG activities as well as how to take action on environmental and social issues that matter most to them.”
The Good Life Goals have been shaped through a multi-stakeholder collaboration between Futerra, the 10 YFP Sustainable Lifestyles and Education program, co-led by the governments of Sweden and Japan represented by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), as well as UN Environment, UNESCO and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.