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
Offering its employees fair employment terms and actively encouraging suppliers to do the same.
This ensures that workers across the value chain are not subject to bonded, slave or child labor, and that they can expect decent working conditions including the right to collective bargaining, paid holiday, parental leave and reasonable working hours.Learn more about Break-Even Goal 12
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 inadequately-managed natural resources.
Ensuring the sourcing of natural resources does not contribute to violent conflicts or the exploitation of workers, reduces instabilities, and ensures workers and smallholders are compensated fairly.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 05
Strengthening market mechanisms in pursuit of future-fitness.
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
Encouraging governance to be strengthened in pursuit of future-fitness.
Encouraging governments to implement social protection systems prevents people from falling into poverty when subject to social, environmental or economic shocks.Learn more about Positive Pursuit 22
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