In 2015, as part of a new sustainable development agenda set by the UN, a set of goals was adopted to “end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.” Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years.
The SDGs cover a broad range of social and economic development issues and directly address topics that are important to sustainable supply chains and procurement such as capacity-building, disaster risk reduction, energy, finance, green economy, trade, sustainable transport, and technology, to name a few.
The Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals 2018 presents maps, charts, and stories related to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To give you an idea of the data presented, for the Goal #9 – Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, there are charts showing for countries GDP per Capita, by sector value added; medium and high-tech industry (%manufacturing value added); and patent applications, residents, top six countries in 2016.
The Atlas draws data on the World Development Indicators: the World Bank’s compilation of internationally comparable statistics about global development and the quality of people’s lives. For each of the SDGs, relevant indicators have been chosen to illustrate important ideas (website).