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UN Sustainability Goals for your business
UN Sustainability Goals for your business

Align your business values to UN Sustainability Goals

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Written by Alyx
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One Tribe is working with the United Nations Framework For Climate Change. The SDGs are a set of 17 goals with 169 targets covering a broad range of sustainable development issues. Including fighting climate change, ending poverty and protecting life on land and below water.

One Tribe is working on several of these goals and is helping businesses like yours participate in the UN Framework for Climate Change.

Choosing to align your brand with these goals is a great way of showing your customers you are taking action towards the 2030 Agenda for preventing Climate Change.

Ensuring clear alignment between these goals and your brand values is important for you and for your customers. We can’t do that for you, but we can provide you some ideas and some context to get your started, and your customer success manager can provide additional support where needed:

Values: Climate Change

Goal 13: Climate Action

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow. Weather patterns are changing, sea levels are rising, weather events are becoming more extreme and greenhouse gas emissions are now at their highest levels in history. Without action, the world’s average surface temperature is likely to surpass 3 degrees centigrade this century. The poorest and most vulnerable people are being affected the most.

Values: Protecting Animals

Goal 15: Life on Land

Forests cover 30.7 per cent of the Earth’s surface and, in addition to providing food security and shelter, they are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population. By protecting forests, we will also be able to strengthen natural resource management and increase land productivity.

Efforts are being made to manage forests and combat desertification. There are two international agreements being implemented currently that promote the use of resources in an equitable way. Financial investments in support of biodiversity are also being provided.

Values: Health and wellbeing

Goal 3: Life Below Water

The world’s oceans – their temperature, chemistry, currents and life – drive global systems that make the Earth habitable for humankind. Our rainwater, drinking water, weather, climate, coastlines, much of our food, and even the oxygen in the air we breathe, are all ultimately provided and regulated by the sea. Throughout history, oceans and seas have been vital conduits for trade and transportation.

Values: People and Culture

Goal 1: No Poverty

Protecting Indigenous Tribes in the rainforests helps them remain on their land, as they have always done. This prevents indigenous displacement, without the opportunities or resources to support themselves, into nearby towns and cities, enabling tribes to live off the land as they have done for centuries. Goal 1 supports poverty and the fact that it has many dimensions. Main causes include unemployment, social exclusion, and high vulnerability of certain populations to disasters, diseases and other phenomena which prevent them from being productive. Growing inequality is detrimental to economic growth and undermines social cohesion, increasing political and social tensions and, in some circumstances, driving instability and conflicts.

Your business / your products / your impact

Goal 17: Partnerships to Achieve the Goal

Every product sold has an impact on the environment, be it through production, waste, or transportation. Protecting rainforest with every product sold is a big step towards more responsible production, and gives your customers the chance to consume more responsibly when they buy from you. Starting a partnership with One Tribe will help your business to contribute to 5 of the UN sustainability goals at once.

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