What are the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals?

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an initiative adopted by all members of the United Nations in 2015, provides the world a roadmap for peace and prosperties for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, which are found within Empowered’s ESG modules and solutions for audit, risk and compliance specifically around environmental sustainability governance.

Each of these goals recognise areas in which the world must create a gloabl partnership to tackle poverty, improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth while also tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.

Here are the 17 SDGs that your organisation can align to in EmpoweredESG.

Goal 1: No Poverty

The UN seeks to end poverty everywhere in all of its forms.

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture.

Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Goal 4: Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Goal 5: Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empowered all women and girls.

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

Goal 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industralisation and foster innovation.

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries.

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Goal 13: Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Goal 14: Life Below Water

Conserve and sustainability use the oceans, seas and marine resource for sustainable development.

Goal 15: Life On Land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainability manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Goal 17: Partners for the Goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Alignment to these SDGs is critical and pivotal to your ESG plans. Learn more about Empowered’s ESG solutions at https://empoweredsystems.com/empoweredesg/.

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