As part of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, at the macro level, the Sustainable Development Goals (also known as SDGs or the Global Goals) represent international developmental priorities that nations should focus on in order to achieve sustainable development. This information note provides a brief overview of some vital resources that businesses and organizations can explore to engage with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, develop a new CSR initiative, polish their business models, or strengthen stakeholder engagement. These resources include: The IMPACT 2030 Network This…
In 2015, 4.9 billion people globally used an improved sanitation facility; 2.4 billion did not. Among those lacking adequate sanitation were 946 million people without any facilities at all, who continued to practice open defecation. In 2015, 6.6 billion people, or 91 per cent of the global population, used an improved drinking water source, versus 82 per cent in 2000.
My mother was born on the island of Mauritius on the east coast of Africa. While considered paradise by most, I have always seen it as a place full of opportunities. Back in the 1950s and ‘60s my grandfather built his fashion business at a time where the country was starting to find its feet. A tailor with a growing reputation, ministers would flock to his shop to get their suits and eveningwear made.
Data collection on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represents a crucial aspect of achieving the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.