About
Support the Goals

In 2015, 193 world leaders agreed 17 goals to tackle poverty, equality and climate change.

These are the UN Global Goals.

Support the Goals is an initiative to rate and recognise the businesses that support the UN Global Goals. The key aims of the initiative are to :

  • Raise awareness of the Global Goals in the business community
  • Promote a structured approach to planning, target setting, and reporting in respect of the goals
  • Give young people work experience in corporate sustainability, so they understand how business can contribute to a better world

We are working to achieve these aims by building positive publicity, encouraging gentle competition and promoting the scaling of activities across supply chains.

Our Ambition

Encourage more than 1,000,000
businesses to support the goals

Provide 200 young people
with work experience

Rating Criteria

Five criteria. Three levels of achievement.

One simple, objective way of demonstrating the difference you’re making

Meet the Team

Colin Curtis

Founder and Director


  • A former Group Head of Sustainability for one of the world’s largest technology companies, Colin spent many years consulting with business leaders to help them understand the importance of balancing people, planet, and profit.Colin is passionate about the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the vital role of businesses to help achieve the goals. He’s a straight-talking Lancastrian who prides himself on his ability to keep things simple and honest – this can get him into trouble!





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Orla Duffey

Corporate Sustainability Research Manager


  • Orla has recently graduated from her MA in Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies at Lancaster University, she is now working as a Graduate National Management Trainee at Black Country Transport.

    She is passionate about Sustainable Cities and Communities - Goal 11 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Orla used to play guitar in a band, and they played at the O2 Academy in Liverpool 3 times!






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Kate Hall

Corporate Sustainability Research Manager


  • Kate is currently studying for a BA in International Relations at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Peace and Justice Strong Institutions - Goal 16 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Kate has a beginner’s qualification in Modern Standard Arabic!









Kevin Dunckley

Strategic Advisor


  • Kevin is Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer and a member of the global Executive Board for HH Global. He has a deep knowledge of the innovation landscape and has developed an ecosystem of partners that includes startups, leading universities, and NGOs that help drive meaningful change for HH Global’s clients.

    Kevin possesses a wealth of experience from 30 years in the marketing and technology sectors. He has driven and implemented technology solutions for some of the biggest brands in the world. Kevin is a member of the Forbes AI Executive Advisory Board and an Ambassador for the Meaningful Business 100.


Oliver Hurrey

Strategic Advisor


  • Oliver has been getting equally excited and frustrated about sustainable business and responsible supply chains for 15 years.

    He helped develop and grow the 2degrees network over the last decade – a global sustainable business collaboration platform of thousands of practitioners and leaders – and has worked with clients across industry sectors such as Unilever, Mars, Johnson & Johnson, Sky, Co-op, Interface, Stanley Black & Decker, npower and EDF Energy, as well as advising some of the leading sustainable business technologies and consultants. He is now the Founder of Galvanised, where he makes positive change happen faster in businesses and supply chains.


Steve Kenzie

Strategic Advisor


  • Steve has managed the Secretariat of the UN Global Compact Network UK since 2008, connecting UK companies and other organisations in a global movement dedicated to driving corporate sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals. He also Chairs UNGC’s Global Network Council and sits on the UN Global Compact Board.

    He was previously a Programme Director at the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) leading projects across a wide range of responsible business issue areas. Prior to joining IBLF, Steve was the founder and Managing Director of a successful retail sports equipment business in Canada.He has a B.Comm from the University of British Columbia and an MSc in Business & Environment from Imperial College London.

Karen Lambert

Strategic Advisor


  • Karen is Chief Happy at marketing and creative company, Happy Creative. As a Strategic Advisor, she is sharing her 30+ years of marketing expertise and is delighted to be playing her part in raising visibility of the importance of supporting the Goals.

    Karen held a number of international marketing roles before setting up her own business in 2005. She has a strong commercial background, is a member of Vistage, and in her spare time is a marketing mentor. Karen and her team of Happies have helped hundreds of business improve their marketing. With a number of clients in the sustainability space, she believes that supporting the goals is key to creating a happier world.


Rachael Sterrett

Strategic Advisor


  • Rachael is the Student Employability Officer at Lancaster University and currently organises a range of events where students can meet potential employers and access great opportunities to develop their employability skills through volunteer and internship programmes.

    She has lived and worked in Japan, Denmark and the UK and has many years of experience working with multinationals and SMEs in marketing and project management roles. She works with organisations and businesses, locally and nationally to enable them to access student talent in a way that meets their business needs.

William Wallis

Strategic Advisor


  • Will is the Chief Operating Officer of Grouptree, a London-based technology focussing on empowering businesses from FTSE 100’s to SMEs on the use of technology in supply chain strategies.

    Having worked in the technology industry for 20 years for businesses including M&S, Sky, Stella McCartney and LG he has seen first-hand the journey towards more sustainable supply chains and transparency and is passionate about the use of technology to help businesses achieve their social and environmental goals.


Ben Wielgus

Strategic Advisor


  • Ben is Head of Sustainability for Informa, a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business and a member of the FTSE100. Before joining Informa, Ben spent nearly 15 years working as part of KPMG’s Sustainability Advisory Group. He was one of the architects of KPMG’s New Vision of Value report which explains the need for a revolution in the way we value assets.

    He believes that we need to move far beyond the immediate financial impact on the asset owner and instead look at the systemic value creation and destruction that the asset provides.

James Wood

Strategic Advisor


  • James is the Managing Director of Octego, a UK-based energy services business. He has previously held positions in Lloyd’s of London as an oil, gas, and renewable insurance broker and has a particular interest in new energy efficiency finance mechanisms.

    James has an MBA in energy management and a strong commercial background in consulting and finance.





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Rebecca Gosling

Corporate Sustainability Research Team Leader


  • Becky is currently studying for an MRes Arts and Humanities at Queen’s University in Belfast, after completing her BA in Fine Art at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Good Health and Well-being - Goal 3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Becky has a welsh accent because her parents are from South Wales, but she was born and raised in Manchester!





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Laura Franklin

Corporate Sustainability Research Team Leader


  • Laura has just graduated with a BSc in Biology at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Life Below Water - Goal 14 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Laura once accidentally kicked a white tip shark!




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Sarah Tobin

Corporate Sustainability Research Team Leader


  • Sarah is currently studying for a BA in Politics and International Relations at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Responsible Consumption and Production - Goal 12 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sarah used to volunteer at a hedgehog sanctuary!



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Shafaq Ashraf

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Shafaq has recently completed an MA in Global Development at Queen Mary’s University.

    She is passionate about Sustainable Cities and Communities - Goal 11 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Shafaq can converse in four different languages!



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Athanasios Athanasiou

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Athanasios is currently studying for an MSci in Earth and Environmental Science at Lancaster University.

    He is passionate about Sustainable Cities and Communities - Goal 11 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Athanasios loves stories - in any form!




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Dulcie Brewer

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Dulcie is currently studying for a BSc in Environmental Science at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Zero Hunger - Goal 2 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Dulcie plays the piano and absolutely loves travel and photography!




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Hannah Champion

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Hannah is currently studying for a BSc in Environmental Science at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Life Below Water - Goal 14 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Hannah biked 600km in July and did 3000 press ups in November!




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Ophelia Chidgey

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Ophelia is currently studying for a PhD in Human Rights and Politics at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Responsible Consumption and Production - Goal 12 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Ophelia has been vegan for two years and aspires to work at the UN!





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Courtney Clarke

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Courtney is currently studying for an LLM in International Law and International Relations at the University of Bristol.

    She is passionate about Peace, Justice and strong institutions - Goal 16 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Courtney once organised a ‘Take Me Out’ university fundraiser for overseas volunteering!




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Rachael Davies

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Rachael is currently studying for a MSci in Ecology and Conservation at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Gender Equality - Goal 5 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Rachael is a bit of an adrenaline junky: skydiving, bungy jumping, snowboarding, scuba diving - you name it, she’s in!





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Safoora Dhalech

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Safoora is currently studying for a MSci in Geography at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about No Poverty - Goal 1 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Safoora speaks three languages!





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Anna Gniwotta

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Anna has completed a BSc in Geography at Lancaster University, and is now studying an MSci in Sustainability Science at Leuphana University Lüneburg in Germany.

    She is passionate about Sustainable Cities and Communities - Goal 11 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Anna loves country line dancing and swing dancing (think Footloose) and was in a university club for this for a year in Montana, USA!

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Isabelle Guyler

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Isabelle has an MA in Environment and Development from Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Climate Action - Goal 13 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Isabelle spent her 21st birthday in the Amazon rainforest and played with pink dolphins!




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Melissa Guzuwe

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Melissa is currently studying for a BA in Geography at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Good Health and Well-being - Goal 3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Melissa once almost drowned in a swimming pool!





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Grace Harrington

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Grace is currently studying for a BSc in Geography at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Good Health and Well-being - Goal 3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Grace loves wild camping - the wildest place she’s camped is Mongolia!




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Ella Heslop

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Ella is currently studying for a BA in Politics and International Relations at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Responsible Consumption and Production - Goal 12 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Ella has been vegetarian for over six years now!



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Julianne Hughes

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Julianne is currently studying for a BSc in Geography at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Affordable and Clean Energy - Goal 7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Julianne has volunteered at a bear sanctuary in Romania (one of the world's most ethical rescue centres)!


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Kelleigh Jansen

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Kelleigh is currently studying for a MSc in Environmental Management at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Life Below Water - Goal 14 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Kelleigh has been to the highest pub in Africa!



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Amelia Jones

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Amelia is currently studying for a BSc in Earth and Environmental Science at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Sustainable Cities and Communities - Goal 11 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Amelia is a fan of the music genre metal, an avid artist and rock collector!


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Momina Kamran

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Momina has recently completed a BA in Economics and Politics at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Zero Hunger - Goal 2 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Momina studied abroad in Australia for a year in Melbourne!



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Sarah Miller

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Sarah has recently completed a BA in Politics at Newcastle University.

    She is passionate about Life on Land - Goal 15 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sarah never got over the phase of checking every 50p coin to see if it was a 2012 Olympic edition one!


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Louise Moysan

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Louise is currently studying for a MSc in Environmental Management at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Clean Water and Sanitation - Goal 6 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Louise is a fluent French speaker!



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Eve Parr

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Eve is currently studying for a BA in Geography at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Responsible Consumption and Production - Goal 12 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. When Eve was little, her family made football kits for Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway!


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Sam Payne

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Sam is currently studying for a BA in Geography at Lancaster University.

    He is passionate about Peace and Justice Strong Institutions - Goal 16 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Sam is sailing from Argentina to the Antarctic in a Tall Ship next Winter!



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Catherine Purkiss

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Catherine has recently graduated with a BA in Geography from Lancaster University, and is now working for the Environment Agency as a Climate Change Regulatory Officer.

    She is passionate about Life Below Water - Goal 14 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Catherine joined a sorority while studying abroad - and was also born on Christmas Eve.

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Hannah Race

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Hannah has recently completed an MA in History and International Human Rights at Lancaster University, and joined Lancashire County Council’s Democratic Services Team.

    She is passionate about Climate Action - Goal 13 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. When Hannah was small, she broke her arm by falling off the toilet!


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Milly Rintoul

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Milly is currently studying for an MA in Human Geography and Environment at the University of York.

    She is passionate about Sustainable Cities and Communities - Goal 11 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Milly’s ultimate role model is Jacinda Ardern!




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Jana Rychnovsky

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Jana is currently studying for a BSc in Maths at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Sustainable Cities and Communities - Goal 11 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Jana has abseiled off a building in La Paz, Bolivia!



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Oli Stenson

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Oli is currently studying for a BA in Human Geography at the University of Salford.

    He is passionate about Sustainable Cities and Communities - Goal 11 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Oli is football mad and travels the length of the country following his team!


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Olivia Tugulea

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Olivia is currently studying for a BSc in Biology at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Sustainable Cities and Communities - Goal 11 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Olivia has been skydiving and scuba diving!



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Esme Turner

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Esme is currently studying for a BSc in Geography at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Climate Action - Goal 13 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Esme plays netball at University and loves her four cats!



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Molly Tyrell

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Molly is currently studying for an MSci in Earth and Environmental Science at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Climate Action - Goal 13 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Molly has met a Maasai tribe and had a celebratory dinner with them in Tanzania!




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Kathryn Vest

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Kathryn is currently studying for an integrated MSci in Environmental Science at Lancaster University, with a year abroad.

    She is passionate about Climate Action - Goal 13 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Kathryn danced in the Patrons Lunch parade for the Queen’s 90th birthday!



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Georgina Wilmot

Corporate Sustainability Researcher


  • Georgina is currently studying for an MSci in Earth and Environmental Science at Lancaster University.

    She is passionate about Affordable and Clean Energy - Goal 7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Georgina ran 500km in the first three months of lockdown!