Sustainable Development Goals / The world is more interconnected than ever before, and can only be realized with strong global partnerships and cooperation.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted in 2015 by the 193 United Nations (UN) member states. There are 17 goals which address economic, environmental and social impacts, and are designed to form a blueprint for good growth, nationally and internationally, by 2030. They’re underpinned by 169 targets to help define progress.
The SDGs apply to both developed and developing countries, and governments expect business to help achieve the goals, which are expected to frame the agendas and policies of member states until 2030.
Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems, such as the global goals. As a social enterprise, we contribute to them in a number of ways.
Firstly, we create economic and social value through our core services - using our people’s skills and experience.
Secondly, we contribute to the debate and play an advocacy role on a number of issues covered by the goals. We are calling for prioritisation of the SDGs in Australia and setting out our commitment to help deliver them.
Finally, we address issues directly in our operations through our approach to Sustainability and Diversity & Inclusion.
Our SDG priorities
Improving access to technology and knowledge is an important way to share ideas and foster innovation. Natural Assembly works with the community to deliver environmental and community outcomes.
We are always looking for more ways to further this collaboration to achieve the SDGs. In 2021 we launched a community engagement application, to increase awareness of the SDGs and encourage our members to take action.
Governments are also likely to want to measure and monitor the effectiveness of their interventions, so business will need to be aware of national ambitions and how they contribute to them.