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Terra Nova attends workshop on SDGs implementation


At the invitation of the Global Pact’s Brazil Network, Terra Nova attended a workshop entitled “Integrating UN’s Sustainable Development Goals into Business Strategies”, held on 12 July at the headquarters of FIEP (Paraná Industries Federation) in Curitiba.

The training’s purpose was to demonstrate in practical terms how to enforce the five steps of the Guide for business action on the SDGs, jointly published by the Global Pact, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in 2015.

“As a social company, Terra Nova’s actions are closely aligned with several SDGs such as helping to eliminate poverty; making cities and human settlements more inclusive, sustainable, resilient and safer; promoting pacific and inclusive societies; and providing access to justice for all. With that in mind, our participation in this workshop has renewed our drive to continue our land regularization work as an instrument of social change, linking our plan of action to SGD-oriented initiatives”, said Andressa Ferrarini, Terra Nova’s director of institutional relations, who represented the company in the workshop.

The Sustainable Development Goals and their 169 targets are part of the 2030 Agenda, designed to set the world on a more resilient, sustainable path. They reflect the new challenges of sustainable development facing the planet and emanate from the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development held in July 2012 in Rio de Janeiro.

Terra Nova attended the Rio+20 Conference during the Social Entrepreneurship in the New Economy Forum, organized by Ashoka in partnership with Avina Foundation, Roberto Marinho Foundation and Skoll Foundation. Social entrepreneur André Albuquerque, founder of Terra Nova, presented the company’s case during the “Housing & Citizenship” panel, which aimed to showcase projects related to affordable housing for lower-income families. Click here to read the news report on Terra Nova’s participation in the Rio+20.

To learn more about the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) visit www.agenda2030.com.br