Sustainable Development Goals
This April, as we shift to our new Stuff That Matters identity , we're deep-diving into the United Nations’s Sustainable Development Goals, to paint a picture of the state of our planet and communities today.
“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.”
These are the 17 SDGs:
The global capitalist economy is rife with ethical and sustainable issues. The exploitation of factory workers in the Global South, the polluting of waters and oceans, deforestation, overconsumption and throw-away culture mentality in the Global North, to the imbalances of equality and opportunities.
The global economy and society could do better in relation to each and every one of the UN’s 17 SDGs. We want you to help identify, amplify and highlight the action society and businesses could bring and/or already taking, to help bring the world closer to these goals.