New report details how businesses can help deliver sustainable cities and communities post-Covid-19
edie has launched its latest SDG Spotlight report, looking at how businesses can transform to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) post-lockdown, with the latest focusing on Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities.
SDG Spotlight reports map out exactly how the business community can collectively achieve the SDGs through the scope of individual goals. In this latest report in the renewed series, sponsored by PHS Group, edie explores how businesses can contribute to Goal 11 in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Featuring an exclusive industry viewpoint from PHS Group's strategic business development manager Liam Greenall and an exclusive foreword from Business in the Community's director for the Global Goals Maria-Jose Subiela, the report provides a snapshot of global progress towards SDG 11 so far and best-practice advice for businesses looking to help make urban infrastructure lower-carbon, more resource-efficient and more accessible.
Specifically, the report combines an array of real-life case studies with expert viewpoints, key facts and stats. There is also an analysis of how SDG 11 intersects with other Global Goals, inspiring businesses to avoid unintended negative consequences and generate positive outcomes across the sustainability agenda.
Subiela writes: "We do not know the medium-term impact of Covid-19, and it will vary among cities. In any case, we need to use this as our opportunity to bring Global Goal 11 to the front, activate the right partnerships (Goal 17) and invest in the cities and communities we want to re-build, re-think, re-design and live in (all 17 Goals)."
With less than 10 years to meet the SDGs, action is still not happening at the speed or scale required - despite a groundswell of ambition and action from organisations of all sectors and sizes. These reports are, therefore, designed to empower you with the insight, inspiration and motivation needed to achieve what are undeniably business-critical goals.
edie will publish more SDG Spotlight reports, focussing on different goals, in the coming months.