An opportunity, not a sacrifice. This is how José Manuel Entrecanales, president and CEO of Acciona, described what the transformation of companies towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) entails. He did so within the framework of the Global Compact Leaders Summit – parallel to the United Nations General Assembly, within the framework of New York Climate Week –, in which business, government and civil society leaders from around the world examine the private sector’s contribution to advancing the SDGs.
“The SDGs are creating a new sector of companies exclusively dedicated to sustainability. ACCIONA is one of the few companies in the world that is already part of it. There is no area of economic activity that is excluded from the opportunities it offers,” Entrecanales assured, recalling that his company complies with 99% of the requirements of the European taxonomy of economic activities for decarbonization.