The Sustainable Development Goals

Everyone Benefits From a Better World
Spearheading the Global Goals in Canada

In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations adopted a plan for achieving a better future for all — laying out a path over the next 15 years to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. At the heart of “Agenda 2030” are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which clearly define the world we want — applying to all nations and leaving no one behind.

The UN Global Compact Network Canada is poised to spearhead the movement in Canada by educating, opening dialogue, and convening stakeholders to form innovative partnerships. Since its inception in 2015, the Local Network Canada has played an important role in bringing the business case of the Global Goals to Canadian businesses, and advocating their adoption and implementation.

Symbols for 17 Sustainable Development Goals
How Your Company Can Advance Each of the Global Goals

Responsible business and investment – rooted in universal principles – will be essential to achieving transformational change through the SDGs. For companies, successful implementation will strengthen the enabling environment for doing business and building markets around the world.

Below you will find links to important initiatives and resources of the UN Global Compact – and in some instances of other like-minded organizations – to guide companies and other stakeholders to action-oriented platforms and tools that support SDG implementation.

Good Health and Well-Being
Quality Education
Clean Water and Sanitation
SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

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

Affordable and Clean Energy
SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

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

Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
Sustainable Cities and Communities
SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

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

Responsible Consumption and Production
Climate Action
SDG 13: Climate Action

Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Life Below Water
SDG 14: Life Below Water

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

Life on Land
SDG 15: Life on Land

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

Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
SDG 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

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

Partnerships for the Goals
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development