Climate Reality is an initiative intended at building a nation-wide dialogue on what we should expect and how we should prepare for climate change.
As businesses, we have a responsibility to understand this phenomenon and the responses and adaptation we can adopt to help mitigate the cataclysmic consequences of ignoring reality.
This initiative is being championed by Dilmah Conservation.
Championed by Unilever, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka, strategic PPPs were initiated around the country’s key priorities related to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The PPP Forum, an annual forum, aims to engage members of the public and private sector, academia, media and non-government development agencies on how they could work together on helping Sri Lanka achieve the goals.
“This is the start of a new movement. By connecting businesses with governments and development partners, we can create an environment that unleashes the potential of the private sector because investing in sustainable development is a win-win. As such, the private sector is an important strategic partner for UNDP in achieving its vision to help countries eradicate poverty, and reduce inequalities and exclusion within broader sustainable development. UNDP is pleased to be a catalyst in convening the relevant stakeholders to support Sri Lanka to achieve sustainable human development because strong partnerships help us deliver stronger results that improve people’s lives” – Joern Soerensen, Country Director, UNDP Sri Lanka
The Global Compact Local Network in Sri Lanka was established in 2006 and incorporated in 2011, with
the aim of mainstreaming sustainable business in Sri Lanka. Through local networks, companies can
make connections with other businesses and stakeholders and receive guidance to put their
sustainability commitments into action. Local Networks are independent, self-managed entities, and act
as a point of contact for UN Global Compact members in a country.