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Sustainable Development Goals

How do organisations plan to meet the global goals?

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‘Business will not succeed in a society that fails’. In September 2015, the UN adopted its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - a set of global goals to be reached by 2030. The ambition is to create a safe and sustainable future for everyone, especially for the less privileged. 

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Chart of UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals demand a much bigger question of us all – how can we provide more access to opportunity? How can we provide more access to finance, to education, to food security, to better lives?

The SDGs underline the role that business has to play in creating a more sustainable society. The long list of SDGs illustrates both the urgency and the complexity of the issues the world faces. For many companies this represents a clear challenge – how to respond and demonstrate a contribution towards these issues, in a way that first and foremost helps to build a sustainable business. Aligning business strategy with the SDGs is not just about reducing risk, but also about finding opportunities to respond to challenges of global importance - by building competitive advantage through innovation.

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Welcome to Spaceship Earth – DNV GL’s forecast of the state of our planet in 2050.

The Spaceship Earth forecast provides useful insight for any organisation. In our first report, we used the forecast to assess the likelihood of our world achieving the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 - both at a global and regional level. 

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