What are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?


Are you hearing or seeing businesses point their sustainability initiatives or strategies at the UN SDGs? Find out what they mean. 

The UN SDGs cover 17 important goals uplifting and protecting people and planet. 

What are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)?

Lots of countries, economies, and businesses are already using these to describe their sustainable efforts. For example, Unilever puts one of the SDGs on their website and then talks about the sustainable projects or initiatives that are underway realted to it. 

There are 17 UN SDGs. Each has its own impact on planet and people. They range from zero hunger to life below water, life on land, industry Innovation and infrastructure, gender equality and all the way down to partnerships for the goals. 

Why should businesses know the SDGs?

Lots of companies use them as a north star for their sustainable projects. Plus, they’re super visual so they’re easy for your customers or employees to understand. If you have a couple of extra minutes, Google UN SDGs. Go to their website. You can watch a couple of videos and find out more about some of those tiles or goals that are most relevant to your business. 

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