Goal 1:End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Goal 2:End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Goal 3:Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Goal 4:Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Goal 9:Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries

Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts acknowledging that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change

Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Goal 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development


The SDGs empowered the millennium development goals achieved in 2015 as the new global goals to be accomplished in the next 15 years.

To coincide with the SDGs, Corporate Citizenship’s report From ‘My World’ To ‘Our World’ — What the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) mean for Business , a global management consultancy specializing in sustainability, has published a study showing:

  • Nearly a quarter of practitioners working in business say that while they were aware of the global goals, they have no current plans to do anything about them.
  • A further four in 10 are currently exploring the implications — but not yet taking any action.
  • Just one in five say their company is currently involved in a collaboration on the SDGs.
  • Sixteen percent say their business is not currently aware of them.
  • The survey was undertaken in August 2015 and received over 200 responses from organizations around the world.

Based on the survey findings outlines the five things that businesses can do to realize the opportunity from the global goals:

  1. Assess the SDGs against company policies and practices.
  2. Use the SDGs to inform strategy development.
  3. Review the SDGs as part of target setting.
  4. Apply the SDGs to impact monitoring and measurement.
  5. Consider the SDGs as part of reporting, such as an SDG index.