Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Growth in productivity and incomes, and improvements in health and education, require innovation and investment in critical infrastructure such as transport, irrigation, energy, and information technology.
This SDG has several 2030 targets to which every company can contribute. These targets aim to upgrade and develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure; and retrofit industries to increase resource-use efficiency and accelerate adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes.
Every Future-Fit Business must avoid slowing down progress toward this SDG by:
Procurement of goods and services does not hinder progress.
The environmental and social footprints of a company’s supply chain affect society’s progress towards many of the global challenges that the SDGs seek to address. By taking steps to increase the fitness of its supply chain, the company encourages actions that support the related SDGs.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 04
Paying the right tax in the right place at the right time.
This ensures that taxes flow fairly to support the development of physical and social infrastructure in those areas that the business depends upon.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 21
Investing in assets that do not hinder progress.
The environmental and social footprints of a company’s investments affect society’s progress towards many of the global challenges that the SDGs seek to address. By taking steps to increase the fitness of its financial assets, the company encourages actions that support the related SDGs.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 23
Any Future-Fit Business may actively speed up progress toward this SDG by:
Ensuring others depend less on non-renewable energy.
Upgrading or developing energy infrastructure to support the generation, distribution and use of renewable energy promotes low-impact industrialization.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 01
Ensuring more people have access to energy.
Expanding energy infrastructure ensures more people have access to energy, promoting inclusive industrialization.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 02
Ensuring others contribute less to water stress.
Upgrading or developing water infrastructure that supports the withdrawal and discharge of water which does not exacerbate water stress promotes low-impact industrialisation.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 03
Ensuring more people have access to clean water.
Expanding water infrastructure to ensure more people have access to water for drinking, cooking and sanitation, promotes inclusive industrialization.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 04
Ensuring others depend less on inadequately-managed natural resources.
Increasing resource efficiency reduces resource demand and thereby the negative impacts associated with the harvesting or mining of new resources.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 05
Ensuring people's capabilities are strengthened.
Increasing access to financial services for small-scale enterprises and strengthening their capacity to serve global markets, increasing their resiliency and incomes.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 17
Ensuring more people have access to economic opportunity.
Increasing access to financial services for small-scale industrial enterprises contributes to inclusive industrialization.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 18
Ensuring social cohesion is strengthened.
Increasing access to, or the availability of, shared spaces fosters cohesion and promotes inclusive industrialization.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 20
Strengthening infrastructure in pursuit of future-fitness.
Developing quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure removes barriers to wellbeing and prevents environmental impacts.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 21
Encouraging market mechanisms to be strengthened in pursuit of future-fitness.
Increasing access to financial markets for small-scale enterprises and developing mechanisms which enable them to integrate into global value chains and markets promotes inclusive industrialization.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 23
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