CHART: What Sustainable Development Goals Should Your Company Advance?

Good health. Clean water. Quality education. These are just three Sustainable Development Goals. There are 17 in total! This SDG chart will help your company find a goal and strategy that fits with its purpose.


Sustainable Development Goals: Overview

The Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 global priorities and aspirations for 2030. More than 190 world leaders committed to achieving the goals in 2015. When they did, they emphasized the crucial role of the private sector in making the vision for the world a reality. If your company is struggling to define its role in achieving the goals, our interactive SDG chart can help you get started. It’s easy to use and filled with essential information.

Key Takeaways

In our chart, you’ll find:

  • A colorful list of all 17 Sustainable Development Goals
  • A clear definition of each goal
  • Statistics about the urgency of each goal
  • A list of charitable projects that align with each goal
  • Easy-to-share social media messages


The SDG chart is only a first step. Use it as a tool in your efforts to:

1. Choose a goal that aligns with your business purpose.

There are many worthy Sustainable Development Goals your company could choose to support (17 to be precise, with 169 targets in total). Without a clear alignment around what your business already does well, your SDG efforts may be less effective. If your company has developed strengths, research, and knowledge in a specific area, find a goal that aligns with that expertise. Learn more the importance of alignment.

2. Identify which SDGs are important to your employees.

Try surveying your employees and customers to see what’s most important to them. They have invaluable insights about what’s happening in the communities where they live and work, and they’re your most visible brand ambassadors. See how the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation encourages its employees to act on their charitable interests.

3. Learn from your peers.

Set aside some time to learn more about how your peers in the corporate social responsibility field have incorporated SDGs into their strategies. Here are 17 examples from 17 companies that will help you get started.

4. Explore other online tools to map out a plan.

Online tools can also help you map out a custom plan. Check out the SDG Indicator Wizard to match keywords in your company’s mission statement with SDG goals, or the SDG Compass, which includes a free inventory of tools that will help your company align its strategies with the SDGs. Contact our Business Partnerships team to set your strategy in motion.

Learn more about all 17 Sustainable Development Goals with GlobalGiving’s interactive chart.

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Featured Photo: CREA is striving for Sustainable Development Goal No. 5, gender equality. Photo by CREA

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