Based on the principle of leaving no one behind, the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to tackle poverty, climate change and inequality. These Goals represent the largest ever call for collective action by governments, institutions, businesses and citizens. To achieve the SDGs and so build a sustainable future for everyone, it is essential to develop the positive impacts of business and mitigate the negative.
Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Map helps companies to navigate and contribute to the SDGs by identifying the key issues and explaining the actions and outcomes needed for businesses to achieve long-term financial value, enabling both society and the planet to thrive.
Limited increase in global average temperature to less than 2 degrees (SDG 7, 9, 11, 12, 13).
- Aim to eliminate carbon from your business.
- Understand climate change risks to your business and develop a climate change adaptation plan.
- Use science-based targets to understand your real contribution to climate change, and measure and manage progress towards a decarbonised economy.
- Influence, support and re-engineer your value chain to do the same.