Here are some facts and ideas that businesses can consider while developing their plans to take action to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 1 to 3.
Sustainable Development Goals #1 – No Poverty
The private sector, as an engine of economic growth, has a major role to play in determining whether the growth it creates is inclusive and hence contributes to poverty reduction. It can promote economic opportunities for the poor, focusing on segments of the economy where most of the poor are active, namely on micro and small enterprises and those operating in the informal sector.
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Sustainable Development Goals #2 – Zero Hunger
Businesses can make changes by supporting local farmers or markets and making sustainable food choices, supporting good nutrition for all, and fighting food waste.
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Sustainable Development Goals #3 – Good Health and Well-being
Companies can promote and protect the health of employees and stakeholders. Companies can raise awareness in the community about the importance of good health, healthy lifestyles as well as peopleâ€™s right to quality healthcare services, especially for the most vulnerable such as women and children.
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