Setting out 2030 goals and meeting them right

Quality data is critical to ramp up progress on the SDGs, amid an uncertain landscape marred by the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the pandemic.

The latest edition of "Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets" contains a comprehensive set of metrics that relate to each SDG goal.
The latest edition of "Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets" contains a comprehensive set of metrics that relate to each SDG goal. Photo Credit: GettyImages/Rrice1981

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the United Nations Global Compact have released a fully updated and free edition of "Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets."

In a bid to help organisations report on the progress of their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the new publication offers a comprehensive inventory for measurable disclosures that relate to each SDG goal.

First published in 2017, the guidance on universal SDG reporting reflects the latest GRI standards, and the 2022 edition of the UN Global Compact Communication on Progress questionnaire.

The new publication incorporates metrics from 26 disclosure sources, including those of the UN Guiding Principles, World Benchmarking Alliance, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and the World Economic Forum.

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2022, published this month by UN Statistics, warns that the COVID-19 pandemic coupled with the Russia-Ukraine war, has hampered progress on the SDGs. With gaps identified for eight out of 17 of the global goals, the report emphasises why countries and companies need to step up their efforts to ensure internationally comparable reporting.

The updated resource by GRI and UNGC is designed to help more companies to commit to consistent and comparable reporting on their impacts, as well as identify new business opportunities while contributing to a better world.



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