The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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 recognize 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.
Some investment funds will target one or more of these SDGs within their investment strategy through the investment in socially responsible companies whose operations do no harm to the environment and provide solutions, such as; clean energy, sustainable agriculture and forestry, and the provision of health products.
Sustainable Development Goal 1 - No Poverty
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Sustainable Development Goal 2 - Zero hunger
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Sustainable Development Goal 3 - Good Health and Wellbeing
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Sustainable Development Goal 4 - Quality Education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Sustainable Development Goal 5 - Gender Equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Sustainable Development Goal 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Sustainable Development Goal 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Sustainable Development Goal 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Sustainable Development Goal 9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Sustainable Development Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Sustainable Development Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Sustainable Development Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Sustainable Development Goal 13 - Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Sustainable Development Goal 14 - Life Below Water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Sustainable Development Goal 15 - Life on Land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
Sustainable Development Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
Sustainable Development Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
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