Responsible business and investment – rooted in universal principles – will be essential to achieving transformational change through the SDGs. For companies, successful implementation will strengthen the enabling environment for doing business and building markets around the world.
Below you will find links to important initiatives and resources of the UN Global Compact – and in some instances of other like-minded organizations – to guide companies and other stakeholders to action-oriented platforms and tools that support SDG implementation.
It is important to note that in many instances a specific initiative or resource has relevancy to more than one SDG, reflecting the cross-cutting nature of today’s issues and challenges. In an effort to simplify the table a given initiative or resource has been matched with a primary and/or select number of SDG(s). This table is meant to be an evolving resource and additional links to other relevant resources will be added in the future. Overview of the SDGs.
Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Life Below Water
Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Life on Land
Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels