Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (otherwise known as the SDGs) are 17 Goals designed to “mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change” by 2030 (United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda). The goals (and the 169 targets which sit beneath them) were adopted by all world leaders in 2015 (including Singapore).
To meet this commitment, each country develops a roadmap highlighting which goals are most relevant – given the country’s development status – and how it intends to address each goal. Governments have also made it clear that in order to meet the goals – and deliver long-term, sustainable development in general – businesses will play a vital role.
According to a report in 2017*, Asian businesses can unlock around US$5 trillion in new market value from addressing the SDGs by 2030. Key business opportunities across the Asian region include providing affordable housing, renewable energy installation, reducing food waste and building efficiency.
We help companies identify how their operations and sustainability programs contribute to meeting the SDGs, as well as where future business opportunities related to the SDGs may exist across their operations and supply chain.
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* – Better Business, Better World (2017): Asia Business & Sustainable Development Commission (BSDC):