KEY REPORTS & INDICES

"It will be essential to engage the international business community in the pursuit of the 17 declared global goals. From core business activities – rooted in principles – to strategic social investment, business organizations can make essential contributions towards the realization of true global sustainable development – and do so in ways that drive long-term business success and sustainability: in other words, the delivery of shared value."   
~ UN Global Compact Whitepaper

This report reviews progress and remaining gaps in the fourth year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It presents highlights of progress and remaining gaps for all 17 SDGs, and examines some of the interconnections across Goals and targets.

This report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the SDGs. It includes detailed dashboards to help identify implementation priorities. The report also provides a ranking of countries by the aggregate SDG Index of overall performance..

2019 Global Opportunity Explorer Report

The GOE brings all the innovative market solutions to achieve the SDGs into one dynamic online platform where companies, investors, and entrepreneurs can work together to bring these solutions to scale for real impact. 

2019 WEF Global Risks Report

This report presents the results of the WEF's latest Global Risks Perception Survey, in which nearly 1,000 decision-makers from the public sector, private sector, academia and civil society assess the  risks facing the world.

2018 SDG Progress Report

This report reviews progress and remaining gaps in the third year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It presents highlights of progress and remaining gaps for all 17 SDGs, and examines some of the interconnections across Goals and targets.

2018 SDG Index and Dashboards Report

This report presents a revised and updated assessment of countries’ distance to achieving the SDGs. It includes detailed dashboards to help identify implementation priorities. The report also provides a ranking of countries by the aggregate SDG Index of overall performance..

2018 Social Progress Index

The Social Progress Index helps people understand how others are really living and who is being left behind. Empowered with this data they can craft evidence-based policies, allocate resources and drive actions for real impact.

2019 CISL Impact Report

The Cambridge Impact Framework is designed to empower financial consumers to understand, and make informed choices about, the social and environmental performance of their investments.

2019 ILO Future of Work Report

 This landmark report by the ILO Global Commission examines how to achieve a better future of work for all. It hopes to inspire further discussion on a full range of issues, including how business models can be better aligned with a human-centred agenda.  

BOOK: Factfulness by Hans Rosling

This book explores ten instincts that distort our perspective of human progress, from our tendency to divide the world into two camps to the way we consume media to how we perceive progress. It challenges us to see our world based on facts rather than our inherent biases. 

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

This paper describes the 2030 Agenda as a universal action plan for people, planet, and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. The Agenda builds on the Millennium Development Goals and seeks to complete what they did not achieve.

The Global Compact Principles and 17 SDGs

This paper provides a thorough exploration of the link between a principles-based approach to business and the SDGs, with special emphasis on making the connection between the UN Global Compact Ten Principles and achievement of the SDGs.