Business & Corporate
Community Engagement and Investment: Supporting Your Client's Sustainability Initiatives
Sustainability is about the long-term well-being of society—an issue that encompasses a wide range of aspirational targets, including the sustainable development goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by world leaders that went into effect on January 1, 2016. Among other things, the SDGs include ending poverty and hunger; ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all; ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all; and promoting sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all. The goals listed above are based on the recognition that society in general is vulnerable to a number of significant environmental and social risks, including failure of climate-change mitigation and adaptation, major biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse, man-made environmental disasters (e.g., oil spills), failure of urban planning, food crises, rapid and massive spread of infectious diseases, and profound social instability.