A week of action and learning to highlight the SDGs
As the world celebrates the fifth anniversary of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Telia Company shows its commitment with a SDG-themed week filled with digital activities and learning sessions where employees can explore how connectivity and digitalization enable positive impact for people, society, the environment and the world.
“Connectivity and digitalization - what we do every day at Telia - enables and drives a better world and more sustainable societies,” says Hilma Nordquist, who is leading engagement on sustainability in Telia.
“By connecting people and businesses, we bring the world closer, reduce inequalities and speed up climate action through the services that we provide. Our core business is a true driver in all of this, and as a company, we play an important role not only to employees, customers and other stakeholders, but also to society at large.”
During a full week, September 21-25, Telia’s employee engagement program YOUNITE hosts seminars and activities to boost knowledge-building and action. There will also be opportunities to engage in activities that contribute to the SDGs, such as citizen science - projects in which employees gather data using their devices to contribute to science and SDG-related research.
The week’s grand finale is the SDGs fifth birthday, celebrated on September 25 by highlighting the importance of inclusive workplaces and societies. Telia is arranging an external online event with professionals in tech who work towards smarter business and investing in women. Sign up and join us online here.
TELIA COMPANY CEO ALLISON KIRKBY:
It’s been five years since all the 193 member states of the United Nations agreed on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, a call to action to end extreme poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030.
In September, world leaders will meet virtually at the UN General Assembly for the annual high-level week of action and accountability for the goals. Millions of people and organizations everywhere will also participate to highlight the need for action, particularly considering the devastating impact that COVID-19 is having on SDG progress.