Integration of the SDGs in the Brazilian Electric Power Sector
by Larissa Marchiori Pacheco, et al, UN Global Compact Network Brazil
In collaboration with Denise Hills (President), Carlo Pereira (Executive Secretary), and other members of the UN Global Compact Network Brazil, GRI Postdoctoral Research Associate, Larissa Marchiori Pacheco published this research to address the 2030 Agenda in the corporate sector through its Thematic Groups on Energy & Climate and SDG. Following the study “Integration of the SDGs in Business Strategies – A Contribution of the Global Compact Brazilian Committee for the 2030 Agenda”, launched in April 2017, the Brazilian Association of Electric Power Distributors (Abradee), CPFL Energia and ENEL proposed the study to establish an outlook of how the Global Goals have influenced the work of public and private Brazilian electric power companies.
Groundbreaking, the study demonstrates how concerned is the Brazilian electric power sector about the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in its business strategies. In addition to being vital to the economy and society – in order to supply an essential public good for the production of goods and services – it is a sector whose activity is closely bound to climate change issues and has been discussing the insertion of alternative energy sources in the country’s electrical grid, an objective that refers to the SDG 7 (Clean and Affordable Energy), among others SDGs.