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The official UN website for providing information on the development and implementation of an indicator framework for the follow up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/
The Open SDG Data Hub promotes the exploration, analysis, and use of authoritative SDG data sources for evidence-based decision-making and advocacy https://unstats-undesa.opendata.arcgis.com/
The UN’s World Data Forum is a regularly-held event for intensifying cooperation among the groups tracking statistics related to the SDGs https://unstats.un.org/unsd/undataforum/index.html
The OECD Development Co-operation Directorate promotes coordinated, innovative international action to accelerate progress towards the SDGs in developing countries https://www.oecd.org/dac/
SDG Compass advises companies on how to align, measure and manage their strategies to the SDGs. https://sdgcompass.org/
The International Conference on Sustainable Development is an annual meeting dedicated to identifying and sharing ways to support the SDGs from the private sector http://ic-sd.org/
SDGs Today is the global hub for real-time SDG data https://sdgstoday.org/
The Gates Foundation Goalkeepers Report tracks SDG progress annually https://www.gatesfoundation.org/goalkeepers/
The PRI (Principles for Responsible Investments) provides research and education for investors to align their responsible investment practices with the SDGs https://www.unpri.org/sustainability-issues/sustainable-development-goals
SDG Impact empowers investors with insights and tools to achieve the SDGs https://sdgimpact.undp.org/
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@DevCooperation is the Global Partnership to help nations, business, and organizations work together better for a sustainable future
UN Global Compact @globalcompact
@UNDataForum for event coverage
International Institute for Sustainable Development @IISD_news
@Devex is a media platform for the global development community
@NextBillion explores the connection between development and enterprise
Adopted In 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals) with 169 measurable targets. The Agenda is universal, inclusive and indivisible, and calls for action from all countries and companies to improve the lives of people everywhere.
The UN Global Compact encourages businesses worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. It identifies business opportunities to advance the SDGs through Action Platforms, the Blueprint for Business Leadership, Project Breakthrough for Innovation, and other research.
Many impact investors realize the value of aligning their investments with the SDGs. Doing so provides much-needed resources to achieving this global vision of people, planet and prosperity. It also creates a useful framework to contextualize and communicate impact objectives to various stakeholder groups.
The role of business and investing in achieving the SDGs will be more complex than abiding to sets of rules. Companies can use data monitoring and set baselines for local and regional goals, meetings needs for sustainability in their communities through the power of data.