Businesses battling world hunger: Sustainable Development Goal #2

The United Nations World Food Program considers hunger “one of the most solvable problems that face the world today.”  Food security around the world is at risk as our soils, freshwater, oceans, forests and biodiversity are being rapidly degraded, with climate change putting pressure on resources and increasing risks such as droughts and floods.  The…

Businesses fighting poverty: Sustainable Development Goal #1

Social entrepreneur, economist, and leader Muhammad Yunus said: “Poverty does not belong in civilised human society. Its proper place is in a museum.” Can we make poverty history?  That’s the aim of Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty. 11% of the world’s population currently live in extreme poverty (below $1.25 a day) and are struggling to…

Sustainable Development Goals: how your business can make a meaningful impact

The Sustainable Development Goals provide an actionable plan to tackle the serious and significant challenges our global community is facing. These challenges can often feel insurmountable.  Our environment is facing escalating climate change, ocean plastic pollution and mass extinctions. In society, there is still gross inequality, poverty, disease and hunger. But we already possess many…

The business case for the Sustainable Development Goals – why should corporations care?

In 2015 countries around the world adopted a set of common goals to ‘end poverty, protect the planet and  ensure prosperity for all’. These Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) form part of a 15 year agenda led by the United Nations to tackle some of the biggest global problems collectively across governments, the private sector, civil…