Everybody cares about the SDGs, and there’s now a growing list of companies and governments who are declaring their sustainability credentials, and their social and environmental impacts, using the United Nations’ SDGs as a framework.
For institutional investors the SDGs are a pragmatic guide to risk and opportunity. They don't just help to future-proof capital allocations, they offer a huge boost to achieving the United Nation's sustainability goals.
It was raining on the first day of the UN General Assembly week in New York. First Avenue had been closed to traffic and the main pedestrian crossing had been painted with a bright LGBT rainbow. Wailing sirens filled the air as motorcades of black SUVs roared passed.
Can we measure happiness? Is well-being a better measure of prosperity than GDP? And does economics fail to measure what matters?