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Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals: Business action and Millennials’ views

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In September 2015, all the world’s governments met in New York and reached unprecedented agreement on a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide the world – expressly including business – on the path to a more prosperous, equitable and peaceful globe as we head towards the year 2030.

This report discusses how is business responding to the challenge of these Global Goals? This research shows that awareness among companies is growing, but action to change is still minimal.

In the belief that companies need to think ahead, the report takes a deep dive to ask what Millennials think – the 2 billion people born between the early 1980s and 2000. They are the employees, consumers, suppliers, regulators, bloggers and, increasingly, investors of the future. Not only is their own purchasing power growing, they are set to inherit (at least in the rich countries) over $40 trillion in assets from the Baby Boomer generation.

Read the full findings – and also the insights we’ve gathered from corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability practitioners in business. We conclude with our four-point plan for what business should do in response.

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