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BCOR 1910: Business for Good

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Explore this comprehensive library guide curated by your business librarian to assist BCOR 1910 students in their pursuit of knowledge about the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. This guide showcases an array of resources from the William H. Hannon Library and beyond, empowering students to engage deeply with these vital global objectives.

17 Sustainable Development Goals to Transform the World

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of global objectives established by the United Nations in 2015 as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. These goals aim to address a wide range of global challenges and improve the quality of life for all people while preserving the planet. These goals provide a framework for global action and cooperation to address pressing issues such as poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, and more, with the ultimate aim of creating a more sustainable and equitable world by the year 2030.

Here's a more detailed overview of each of the 17 SDGs:

  1. No Poverty: End poverty in all its forms everywhere by ensuring that all people have access to basic necessities such as food, shelter, and healthcare.

  2. Zero Hunger: End hunger, achieve food security, and promote sustainable agriculture to ensure that everyone has access to sufficient, safe, and nutritious food.

  3. Good Health and Well-being: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all, focusing on access to healthcare services, disease prevention, and mental health.

  4. Quality Education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, aiming to provide education that is accessible, relevant, and of high quality.

  5. Gender Equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls by eliminating discrimination and violence against women and ensuring equal opportunities in all areas of life.

  6. Clean Water and Sanitation: Ensure access to clean water and sanitation for all, addressing water scarcity, water quality, and sanitation issues.

  7. Affordable and Clean Energy: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all while promoting clean energy sources and efficiency.

  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth: Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all.

  9. Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.

  10. Reduced Inequality: Reduce inequality within and among countries, addressing income inequality, social exclusion, and disparities in access to resources and opportunities.

  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable by addressing urbanization challenges.

  12. Responsible Consumption and Production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns by reducing waste, promoting sustainable resource management, and encouraging responsible business practices.

  13. Climate Action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by implementing measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase climate resilience.

  14. Life Below Water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.

  15. Life on Land: Protect, restore, and sustainably use terrestrial ecosystems, combat desertification, halt land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss.

  16. Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies, provide access to justice for all, and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions.

  17. Partnerships for the Goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development by mobilizing resources, sharing knowledge, and fostering collaboration among governments, civil society, and the private sector.