The Importance of Governance and Accurate Reporting of Sustainability Targets

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By Megan Young | 3Q 2022 | IN-6612


Sustainably Developing Goals


The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were developed in 2015 by the United Nations (UN) to provide a framework for a more sustainable future for the planet. The UN met again this month for the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and other geopolitical events, and the implications of not reaching these goals within the necessary time frame. The group reaffirmed the importance of attaining these targets and acknowledged the impact of the consequences if they’re not met.

According to Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on July 12, 2022 at the United Nations High Level Political Forum, “The Sustainable Development Goals remain the most important to-do list in the history of humankind… The window to keep 1.5 degrees alive is closing fast.”

These goals not only span environmental actions, but also equality, food security, and tackling poverty. Many of the climate goals have been adopted by businesses, as they set targets that align with these practices in their Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reports. Many c…

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