June 24, 2016
Mads Nipper was invited to New York to talk about the 17 sustainability goals. According to the CEO, they will be used as benchmarks for innovation and business development.
Grundfos’ CEO Mads Nipper was among the speakers at FN’s Global Compact Leaders’ Summit in New York. He used his speech, among other things, to remind the approximately 800 listeners that the corporate sector wants political action and will use the 17 sustainability goals as a lever for development, innovation and business.
“Sustainability and responsibility are not a department or a report. It is the very essence in every company, who wants to think ahead and accomplish something greater than just creating short-term profit,” said Mads Nipper and explained that Grundfos is eager to provide the world with clean water and develop new technologies and business models.
Therefore, Grundfos has already established a collaboration with a number of NGOs and UN organizations to speed up the engagement – for instance in some of the largest refugee camps in the world. This offensive approach, according to Mads Nipper, is to raise awareness among other global companies, NGOs, governments around the world and especially the UN system.
Read more about the 17 sustainability goals or check out Mads Nipper’s recent blog post on The Huffington Post’s website, where he gives his thoughts on how Grundfos handles sustainability.