Member Exclusive Dialogue With Bappenas on SDGs Reporting

The Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD) launched a Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs WG) in September 2018. The working group aims to be a platform for collaborative actions among the IBCSD member companies to take part in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To help pursue the goals of the group, a dialog session with BAPPENAS is aimed at improving the understanding and participation of member companies in SDGs achievement, including in SDGs reporting. “Our company is eager to participate in SDGs reporting, but last time it was confusing which form to use”, said one participant.

As Amalia Adininggar Widyasanti, Ph.D, Expert Staff for Synergy of Economic Affairs and Financing, Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) said, “global trend shows that only sustainable business is competitive at global market. By participating in SDGs achievement, companies will also get benefit to prepare themselves to compete at global level.” This comment is stated in the dialogue session with the member companies of IBCSD Working Group on SDGs on 23 May 2019 in Jakarta.

To showcase the companies’ concrete initiatives relating to SDGs, IBCSD is also documenting the member companies’ best practices in implementing the sustainable development goals. The IBCSD, as discussed in the dialogue session, will also collaborate with BAPPENAS and other partners, such as GRI in coordinating the member companies to participate in the development of next SDGs National Action Plan.

"Pursuing sustainable development makes companies more competitive, more resilient and adaptable in a fast-changing world, and more prepare for the future."