• For Businesses

SDG Essentials for Business

This a simple and interactive guide for businesses new to the Sustainable Development Goals

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World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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  • For Businesses

SDG Essentials for Business

Theme

Type of Resource

Source

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

About this resource

This guide states what the SDGs are, why they are important, what they mean for a business and finally how a companies ambition can be translated into action. It includes some interactive learning games for staff and ways to engage across your business to start taking action for the Goals, as well as the benefits to your business of doing so.

Why we recommend this resource

We recommend this because some business resources are dry and technical; whilst being practical this is also fun and accessible and a great way to engage staff at all levels and across all sizes of organisation. This resource elaborates on why businesses are vital to achieving the Goals and provides positive actions that can be taken at both a business and individual level. It’s also very clear on why it makes good business sense to do so.

Goals met by this resource

Goal 1: No Poverty
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Goal 2: Zero Hunger
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
Goal 4: Quality Education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Goal 5: Gender Equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
Goal 13: Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Goal 14: Life Below Water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for 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.
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.
Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development.

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