Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
The SDGs or Global Goals are a collection of aligned goals which are a call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. The SDGs recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. The SDGs often form the foundation for international social frameworks.
Around social factors of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), there are several societal norms and norms-based standards that are in use on an international basis. Whilst at country and jurisdictional levels there will also be standards, this non-exhaustive list focuses on internationally utilized standards.