Whether you’re a small or medium-sized enterprise (SME) or a multinational, when it comes to the SDGs, the opportunities for business are compelling, the call to action is urgent and the risks of staying on the sidelines are real. Welcome to SDG Essentials for Business, brought to you by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). If you’re new to the SDGs or just starting to explore them, this simple guide is for you.
The SDG Impact Assessment Tool is a free online learning tool that visualizes the results from a self-assessment of how an activity, organisation or innovation affects the SDGs. It aims to stimulate the user to get a better understanding of the complexity of sustainable development and the different aspects of the SDGs. In the end you will be better equipped to prioritize actions ahead.
A demo app that automatically extracts key concepts related to sustainable development from text documents and links them to the most relevant sustainable development goals, targets, indicators and series.
This stakeholder engagement planning and assessment tool has three integrated elements: four “dimensions” of meaningful stakeholder engagement for the 2030 Agenda; a framework of indicators of meaningful stakeholder engagement; and an assessment guide. The tool responds to the need for a practical way to describe meaningful stakeholder engagement, and to identify gaps that need to be filled. The tool has been developed under a partnership of ESCAP and the International Association for Public Participation.
This toolkit is a set of comprehensive training materials – PPT and exercises that aim to facilitate and enable national experts – government officials, academics, UN Country Teams to run training workshops for senior to junior government officials and other audiences on integrated policies, systemic thinking and policy coherence for the SDGs.
For over 15 years, businesses around the world have turned to the UN Global Compact to shape their corporate sustainability approach. We offer an extensive toolbox ranging from leadership engagement platforms to best practices and resources that will help your business embed the Ten Principles into your operations, identify new opportunities to advance the SDGs and partner with the United Nations.
Local2030: Localizing the SDGs is a network and platform that supports the on-the-ground delivery of the SDGs, with a focus on those furthest behind. It is a convergence point between local and regional governments and their associations, national governments, businesses, community-based organizations and other local actors, and the United Nations system. Local2030 supports local leaders in collaboratively incubating and sharing solutions, unlocking bottlenecks and implementing strategies that advance the SDGs at the local level.
MY World is a global citizen survey to bring people’s voices into official debates about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Almost 10 million people from 194 countries voted in the first MY World survey to help define the global goals. After the goals were adopted, the MY World 2030 survey was launched to make sure every person can have their say on SDG achievement. From now until 2030, we want as many people in as many countries as possible to be involved in MY World. This is history in the making!
ESCAP has designed Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) booklets in English, Chinese, Russian, Korean, and Japanese. These booklets, detailing the 17 SDGs and their 169 targets, are a perfect desk resource for fast reference to the SDG targets.You can download the PDFs on this page to view or print the booklets. Make this your go-to tool for details on the SDG targets!