In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – 17 global goals which lay out a path to 2030 to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect the planet.
The SDGs apply to all countries at all stages of development, including Australia.
While the SDGs are applicable to governments, there is a clear role for business and private sector action will be key to the success of each goal – through responsible business operations, new business models, investment, innovation and technology, and collaboration.
This Australian SDGs Hub for Business, recently launched by the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA), is intended as a resource for businesses looking to engage with and contribute to the SDGs. It is meant as a ‘living’ resource, to be updated and improved over time, and content suggestions are welcome
The GCNA has been able to develop this Hub through the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.