No time to waste - The SDG reckoning

2 min read 22 Oct 21

Two thirds of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals at risk of not being met – M&G’s latest SDG Reckoning report finds.

M&G Investments’ latest SDG Reckoning report reveals that the world is on track to deliver only six of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Launched in 2015, the UN SDGs are a global call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. M&G analysis shows that progress across nearly 65% of SDGs is lagging, with no time to waste on achieving a more inclusive society, one that protects nature and thrives off a circular, regenerative economy.

M&G’s second SDG Reckoning report has assessed all 17 SDGs – from a general perspective and through an impact investing lens – using a scale of 1 to 10 to assess progress since last year’s inaugural rankings, determining whether the world has started to follow through on its pandemic-related sustainable recovery pledges. While governments have to secure public funding and set a supportive policy agenda, private sector players including investors have a huge role to play in directing the capital required to solve the global sustainable development challenge.

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While we support the UN SDGs, we are not associated with the UN and our funds are not endorsed by them. The views expressed in this report should not be taken as a recommendation, advice or forecast.

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