The Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals are a call for action by all countries – poor, rich and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. Seventeen fundamental goals have been identified. Collectively, they address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.
Adoption across the world
In 2015, 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a target to achieve each goal by 2030.
There are calls on corporations to do more, and leading businesses have responded. In a recent analysis by PriceWaterhouseCoopers, it is reported that in a world-wide survey of 729 companies, 72% mentioned the SDGs in their annual corporate or sustainability report, 50% had identified priority SDGs, and 54% of those identifying priority SDGs had mentioned them in their business strategies. Click here to see the PwC report.
The Sustainable Goals Campaign in Philadelphia is designed to bring awareness to the importance of the goals and encourage a broad commitment to their effectuation, both locally and in the wider world.
Detailed descriptions of the goals
The Sustainable Development Goals span a whole spectrum of issues the planet is facing. Information about each goal can be found on a website created by the United Nations: www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment.
You can also learn more about each goal by directly clicking on the individuals GOALS below:
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