September 23, 2021
A beginner’s guide to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)
At Yulu, virtually all of the work we do supports one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). The SDGs also provide guidance for how our teams are structured and how our clients are serviced. For example, our Environment & Sustainability team champions those SDGs tied to climate action, clean energy, life on land and below water, and clean water.
So, what are the UN SDGs?
What are the UN SDGs?
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
What are the 17 UN SDGs & how does Yulu support them?
SDG #1 | Zero Poverty
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
SDG #2 | Zero Hunger
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
SDG #3 | Good Health & Wellbeing
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all and at all ages.
SDG #4 | Quality Education
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
SDG #5 | Gender Equality
Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
SDG #6 | Clean Water & Sanitation
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
SDG #7 | Affordable & Clean Energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
SDG #8 | Decent Work & Economic Growth
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
SDG #9 | Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
SDG #10 | Reduced Inequalities
Reduce inequality within and among countries.
SDG #11 | Sustainable Cities and Communities
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
SDG #12 | Responsible Consumption and Production
Ensure sustainable consumption and production pattern.
SDG #13 | Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
SDG #14 | Life Below Water
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
SDG #15 | Life on Land
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
SDG #16 | Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
Yulu clients (past & present) that directly & indirectly support this goal: Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership
SDG #17 | Partnerships for the Goals
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.