Sustainable Development Goals
SBC has aligned its work to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.
There are 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) goals, which lay out a clear vision for a sustainable future and will shape a new era for business.
They are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity and were developed by the United Nations, with input from the international business community.
The Wellbeing approach taken by the current Government, together with the Living Standards Framework and the development of Indicators Aotearoa will provide a holistic, integrated approach to achieving sustainable development. It is aligned to the SDGs and focused on improving the wellbeing and living standards of all New Zealanders.
SBC encourages all of its members to include the SDGs in their sustainability planning and strategy. This helps them understand the role they can play in reducing poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring prosperity for the long-term.
Abbie Reynolds spoke to the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on 17 July about the contribution New Zealand businesses have made towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Steps you can take
Source: SDG Compass (WBCSD)
CEO Guide to the SDGs (WBCSD)
SDG Compass (WBCSD)
Workshop: (How to) Push Go on the Global Goals (Nov 2017)
Moving beyond mapping
Workshop: SDGs – Moving Beyond Mapping (Nov 2018)
Good practice examples
Guides and reports
How to report on the SDGs (KPMG)
Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets (GRI and UNGC) (PDF)
SDGs, integrated thinking and the integrated report (IIRC, ICAS)
SDG leadership series (Global Scan)
Key Takeaways for Business from UN General Assembly Week 2018 (PDF, Oct 2018)
Business, people and nature