Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, the UN adopted its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - a set of global goals to be reached by 2030. The ambition is to create a safe and sustainable future for everyone, especially for the less privileged.

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The SDGs underline the role that business has to play in creating a more sustainable society. The long list of SDGs illustrates both the urgency and the complexity of the issues the world faces. For many companies this represents a clear challenge – how to respond and demonstrate a contribution towards these issues, in a way that first and foremost helps to build a sustainable business. Aligning business strategy with the SDGs is not just about reducing risk, but also about finding opportunities to respond to challenges of global importance - by building competitive advantage through innovation.

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Jason Perks

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Business and the SDGs - Survey Results

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UN Sustainable Goals. Click to enlarge

How to use the Sustainable Development Goals

Attend our upcoming webinar or download our latest survey results

WEBINAR: Insights across sectors

Attend our upcoming webinar and hear how to use the SDGs.

DOWNLOAD: Business and the SDGs - Survey Results

A survey of WBCSD members and Global Network partners

Future of Spaceship Earth: Assessing the Sustainable Development Goals

The Spaceship Earth forecast provides useful insight for any organisation. In our first report, we used the forecast to assess the likelihood of our world achieving the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 - both at a global and regional level.

Future of Spaceship Earth

The basis for the latest Future of Spaceship Earth report.

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Future of Spaceship Earth

Read more on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Our forecast model

Study the historical data, our forecasts and results for each of five world regions

Additional data and graphs

Access additional material relating to the SDGs not included in our forecast model