What are the SDGs?
The SDGs were adopted in 2015 by all 193 UN member states in order to enhance sustainable development in the economic, social and environmental sectors. They are a new, universal set of 17 goals, 169 targets and several indicators that member states will use to frame their agendas, political policies and investments over the next 15 years. SDGs define global sustainable development priorities and aspirations for 2030 and seek to mobilise global efforts around a common set of goals and targets.
How do they affect businesses?
The SDGs will be applied both to governments, and profit and non-profit organisations. SDGs allow leading companies to demonstrate how their business helps to advance sustainable development, both by minimising and maximising negative and positive impacts on people and the planet.