At the beginning of the new millennium, world leaders gathered at the United Nations to shape a broad vision to fight poverty in its many dimensions. That vision, which was translated into eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), remained the overarching development framework for the world until 2015. These goals have improved the living conditions of many families in the world, but there still is work to be done.
That is why UN members, together with NGOs and other organisations, proposed the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda. This new agenda for sustainable development was officially discussed at the Sustainable Development Summit held in September 2015 at the UN. At the meeting, 193 world leaders pledged to meet these goals in order to achieve extraordinary progress over the next 15 years. See: http://onu.org.pe/ods/
Enel Group, through its CEO Francesco Starace, committed to meet four of the seventeen SDGs at the United Nations Private Sector Forum 2015 held in New York. Which goals exactly? Quality education, affordable and clean energy, decent work and economic growth, and climate action. Ever since then, Enel Peru has approached its projects of Social Responsibility and Creation of Shared Value under the guidelines of these four goals. “Enel puts sustainability at the core of its corporate culture, as we believe that being sustainable today means being competitive today and tomorrow. Environmental, social and economic sustainability are key for growth in the energy sector”, said Francesco Starace.