The Spanish Local Network has presented in November the publication «Spain as a boost of Agenda 2030«. It has been prepared by the Spanish Network in collaboration with 18 institutions (Rafael del Pino Foundation, La Caixa, 3M, Abengoa, AECI-MAEC, Agbar, Cofides, Corresponsables, EADA, ESADE, ESCI – Pompeu Fabra, IE Business School, IESE, KPMG, Mapfre, PRISA, Prosegur, University of Deusto).

The publication identifies Spanish opportunities for the UN sustainable development Agenda, in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and seeks the collaboration between private sector, educational institutions, social entities and the public sector.

Some of the most important priorities for the Spanish private sector are: education, health, women empowerment, water and sanitation, energy, governance, human rights and accountability.

Angel Pes, Spanish Network chairman, has said that «the keys to achieve SDGs are three: innovation, scaling the number of committed companies and working in partnerships«.

Pes highlighted that «Ban Ki-moon has said that the private sector is vital to achieve SDGs and that means that not only it is important, but the SDGs depends on the private sector commitment and action«.

The attendees have also stressed the importance of the Global Compact to facilitate the understanding of the SGS by the private sector and recommended working  with sectoral approaches.