UN Sustainable Development Goals

17 Goals for People, for Planet

In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted a plan for achieving a better future for all — laying out a path over the next 15 years to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. At the heart of “Agenda 2030” are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which define a sustainable world for all — applying to all nations and leaving no one behind.

The UN Global Compact is voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support UN goals. Over 10,000 corporations worldwide have signed up to the initiative and have made pledges to take action on at least one of the SDGs. A list of American corporations who have joined the UN Global Compact can be found here.

The SDGs serve as a framework for taking sustainability actions and, where relevant, will be referred to on Yield Positive.

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