Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, 193 governments agreed to a common framework to tackle 17 major world issues by 2030. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the successor to and build upon the eight UN Millennium Development Goals. They are designed to create decent work in a prosperous economy and a fair and just society, all within the Earth’s limits. Priorities include ending poverty, fighting inequality and injustice, and tackling climate change and environmental degradation.
It is widely accepted that business engagement – as well as that of the third sector and civil society – is critical to achieving these 17 ‘stretch’ goals, which are underpinned by 169 targets and 232 indicators. Together, they represent a wealth of opportunity in terms of business and economic growth – but also major risks for business, financial and otherwise, should we fail to achieve them.
Through our proven ‘Four Steps’ process, we can help your company to make a meaningful contribution to the SDGs, and in turn, use these goals to enhance strategy and benefit the business.
Step 1: Set organisational priorities
Step 2: Communicate, inform and educate
Step 3: Integrate into core business and governance
Step 4: Report progress
Case Study: Manchester Airports Group – Materiality Assessment
Manchester Airports Group (MAG) recently asked for our support in undertaking an extensive materiality assessment, to feed into their strategy discussions. Simply Sustainable worked with the business...Read Case Study