Here are some facts and ideas that businesses can consider while developing their plans to take action to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals 7 to 9.
Sustainable Development Goals #7 – Affordable and Clean Energy
Companies can accelerate the transition to an affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy system by investing in renewable energy resources, prioritizing energy efficient practices, and adopting clean energy technologies and infrastructure. Businesses can commit to sourcing 100% of operational electricity needs from renewable sources and reduce the internal demand for transport by prioritizing telecommunications and incentivize less energy intensive modes.
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Sustainable Development Goals #8 – Decent Work and Economic Growth
Businesses can provide opportunities for everyone to get work that is productive and delivers a fair income, security in the workplace and social protection for families, better prospects for personal development and social integration. Businesses must ensure that all women and men are given equal opportunities in the workplace.
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Sustainable Development Goals #9 – Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Companies can collaborate with NGOs and the public sector to help promote sustainable growth within developing countries. Businesses must ensure inclusive and sustainable industrialization, together with investments in innovation and infrastructure, to unleash economic forces that generate employment and to reduce environmental impacts.
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