The upcoming ten years have been marked as the “Decade of Action”- a nudge to every citizen, every organization and authority to play its vital role in the progress of achieving the SDG goals. This especially includes the private entities. UNDP Pakistan’s Federal SDGs Unit has held consultations, as well as sensitization, on SDGs in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad in partnership with Provincial Planning and Development departments Federal Minister of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives. After developing the National SDGs framework, six themes with 32 indicators have been identified for the private sector to report on SDGs.
The Pakistan Stock Exchange website have developed a comprehensive section for SDGs on its official website where the private sector, registered with the Pakistan Stock Exchange, is asked to report on these 32 indicators. Its landing page displays all the requisite information about the SDGs in the context of Pakistan, while the scroll down sections are dedicated for Limited Companies and how SDGs can be aligned with their ongoing activities.
The relevancy of the baseline targets and their prioritization is summarized in the informative document. It also mentions the obstacles and problems that can hinder the achievement and implementation of the SDGs. The methodology to report or publish online the status of the progress of SDGs is also available.
A reporting mechanism present on the website clearly explains the essential data calculations and input methodologies to be done by companies. Meanwhile, the annual progress that must be shown, is available as a template on the website. This proper guide, with step by step infographics and documents, will be able to assist many private entities to streamline their objectives regarding SDGs.