Below is an excerpt from ISS ESG’s thought leadership paper “Five Years In, What Impact Do Companies Have on the SDGs?” The full paper is available for download from the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) online library.
September 25, 2020 marks the 5th anniversary of the international agreement that established the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In the past five years, the SDGs have become an important framework for the global community, guiding priorities for sustainable action until 2030. Critically, and in contrast to previous efforts in this area, businesses are expressly called upon to contribute to the achievement of the goals.
Christopher Kuales, Senior Associate, ESG Products, ISS ESG
Cosima Reiff, Senior Associate, ESG Methodology, ISS ESG