Modern businesses increasingly recognise that their sustained success depends on their ability to deliver real and lasting value to the society in which they exist. The UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) offer a solid framework on which to design and deliver those contributions.

Developed by the UN and agreed to by 193 countries, the SDGs are essentially a blueprint for the achievement of a sustainable future for the planet and its citizens. These 17 goals have been designed to address the main global challenges, not least of which relate to climate change, poverty, inequality, employment, education, environmental degradation, water quality and access, and peace and justice.

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