Assignment on Sustainable Development Goals

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Running head: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALSSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALSName of the Student:Name of the University:Author Note:
1SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALSExecutive SummaryThe aim of this report is to show a deeper understanding towards Sustainable DevelopmentGoals and discuss it with reference to business operations.The report will also show thereasons to adopt SDGs in case of business, impacts and disadvantages of SDGs. The reportwill conclude with recommendations to incorporate the sustainable development goals intothe business operations.
2SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALSTable of ContentsWhat is Sustainable Development Goals?.................................................................................3Why Should Business Adapt Sustainable Development Goals?................................................3Impacts of Sustainable Development Goals in Business...........................................................6Risks of Sustainable Development Goals in Business...............................................................8General Discussion.....................................................................................................................9Conclusion................................................................................................................................10References................................................................................................................................12
3SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALSWhat is Sustainable Development Goals?United Nations has set seventeen global goals, which is collectively called SustainableDevelopment Goals (SDGs) (Griggs et al., 2013). It includes No Poverty, Zero Hunger, GoodHealth and Well-Being, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Clean Water and Sanitation,Affordable and Clean Energy, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Industry, Innovation andinfrastructure, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities, ResponsibleConsumption and Production, Climate Change, Life Below Water, Life on land, Peace,Justice and Strong Institutions and partnerships for the Goals. Within seventeen global goals,there are 169 total numbers of targets (Nino, 2018). The goals that include a number ofeconomic, environmental and social development issues are applicable for both the‘developing’ and ‘developed’ countries. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are alsoknown as “Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development" orAgenda 2030 in short (Sachs, 2012). The United Nations will try to achieve these goals bythe year 2030.The aim of this essay is to show a deeper understanding towards SustainableDevelopment Goals and discuss it with reference to business operations (Topic A). The reportwill also show the reasons to adopt SDGs in case of business, impacts and disadvantages ofSDGs.Why Should Business Adapt Sustainable Development Goals?According to Carroll and Buchholtz (2014), businesses use natural resources for theireconomic and operational growth. However, with the growing economy, an enlarging list ofhealth, societal and environmental issues have been arising that have created risks in thegrowth model. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have aimed to transform the
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