The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
These Goals are an urgent call for action which acknowledge the importance of partnership between all developed and developing countries. The SDGs recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans forests. Businesses around the world must play their part.
In September 2019, to mark the fourth anniversary of the launch, Chambers Ireland and ICC Ireland, together with our nationwide Network of affiliated Chambers, unanimously pledged to support the Goals. Since then, we have worked with our Chamber Network and our Sustainable Business Council to help to educate the 8,000 businesses they represent about the SDGs. Our aim in highlighting the SDGs is to realise the opportunities they create, provide companies with the confidence that meaningful results can be readily achieved and promote how they will positively impact businesses, communities, and livelihoods.
Please find the Toolkit for Business attached below.
Lead by the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, with a whole-of-government approach, Ireland has taken on the responsibility for promoting and overseeing national implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and these goals.
For more information, please see the following links: