Industry guide to the sustainable development goals
Today, perhaps as never before, the interdependency of global economic, social, and environmental systems has been laid bare. As we grapple with the many difficult trade-offs posed by climate change, resource constraints, population growth, technological innovation, economic inequality, and other macroeconomic trends—to say nothing of a global pandemic—it is increasingly clear that the shared prosperity of our global economy, broader society, and the planet that supports us requires that society pursue sustainable “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
To facilitate such development, the 193 member states of the United Nations (UN) established the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 to provide a common set of economic, social, and environmental outcomes that governments, non-profits, companies, and investors
can work together to achieve by 2030.