Guatemala’s Coordinator Committee of Agriculture, Commerce, Industrial and Finance Chambers (CACIF, for its acronym in Spanish) presented on April 2019 its document “Present Actions with a Future Mindset” that displays efforts from all private sector organizations to contribute to the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
The document serves as a “thermometer” to measure current actions that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. The document compiles 120 best practices and actions from different chambers and organizations that contributed to the achievement of 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals.
On this first edition of the document, five chambers participated: AGEXPORT, the Guatemala’s Sugar Association, the Agriculture Chamber, the Construction Chamber and the Guatemala’s Chamber of Industry. Other organizations such as the Association of Renewable Energy Generators, Businessmen for Education and CentraRSE also participated on this document.
AGEXPORT contributed on this document by detailing more than 40 projects pursued by the organization that impacted, on average, 422,345 Guatemalans. These projects focused on impacting on Sustainable Development Goals 1, 2, 3, 5, 11, 12, 13 and 17, on topics such as food safety, economic value of natural resources, sustainability, environmental policies and employment generation; said Mrs. Fanny D. Estrada, AGEXPORT’s Director of Public Affairs.
Different private sector organizations will establish a coordination body to continue these efforts of developing actions to contribute on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals as well as compiling all efforts with help from CentraRSE.
The actions established on the document will be used by the Guatemalan authorities on the 2019 National Revision of the Sustainable Development Goals, which will be presented to the United Nations on July to verify Guatemala’s progress on the achievement of these Goals.