End poverty in all its forms
Poverty is about more than lack of income. It is about ensuring everyone has the resources and resilience needed to secure a sustainable livelihood.
This SDG has several 2030 targets to which every company can contribute. These targets aim to reduce social discrimination and exclusion; ensure people have equal rights to economic and natural resources, as well as ownership /control over land and other property; provide access to basic services; and reduce people’s exposure and vulnerability to economic, social and environmental shocks.
Every Future-Fit Business must avoid slowing down progress toward this SDG by:
Using natural resources that derive from sources that respect communities, ecosystems and animals.
This ensures that any natural resources the business relies on (e.g. those embedded in its products) are obtained without undermining the resilience of local communities (e.g. not sourcing conflict minerals, protecting regional biodiversity).Learn more about Break-Even Goal 03
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
Ensuring operations do not encroach on ecosystems or communities and actively encouraging suppliers to do the same.
This ensures that the physical presence of business operations does not undermine the resilience of local communities (e.g. respecting land and resource rights, preserving natural flood defences).Learn more about Break-Even Goal 08
Paying its employees a living wage and actively encouraging suppliers to do the same.
This ensures that workers across the value chain can afford access to basic services for their families, thus increasing their resilience to unexpected economic, social and environmental shocks.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 11
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 people's capabilities are strengthened.
Increasing access to productivity-enhancing technologies (e.g. farming implements, manufacturing equipment) or increasing access to social security, insurance and finance, strengthen people’s capacity to engage in income generating activities, building resilience and insulating against shocks.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 17
Ensuring more people have access to economic opportunity.
Providing access to decent jobs or productive resources lifts people out of poverty.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 18
Strengthening infrastructure in pursuit of future-fitness.
Developing quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure removes barriers to wellbeing and protects the health of the environment.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 21
Strengthening governance in pursuit of future-fitness.
Ensuring governance is accountable, participatory, responsive, responsible and transparent removes barriers to wellbeing and protects the health of the environment.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 22
Strengthening market mechanisms in pursuit of future-fitness.
Overcoming technological, knowledge and incentive barriers through the use of market mechanisms removes barriers to wellbeing and protects the health of the environment.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 23
Aligning social norms to increasingly support the pursuit of future-fitness.
Ensuring social norms align with socially and environmentally responsible behaviour removes barriers to wellbeing and protects the health of the environment.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 24
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