2nd Sustainable Development Goals Summit 2018. Bridging the gap – CSR to SDGs
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) took over the baton from Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015 to reduce poverty and inequality and simultaneously strengthen the discussion around equitable and sustainable growth. As the Global Goals were cultivated and communicated to global leaders by the UN, they have been adopted by 193 member states of the United Nations. Adopting Global Goals helps individuals, organisations, and governments worldwide to agree on the common direction of development, essentially, to focus on what really matters for our future1 The integration of these goals globally into individual state policies is important to orient each country on the path of sustainable and equitable development. These goals, being more cross cutting and inter-dependent in nature, need a collaborative initiative from the private and public sectors alike. Businesses across the globe need to identify their role in this conversation and understand the points of their interaction with the SDGs.
Why the sustainable development goals matter, World Economic Forum, 2015.