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Assessing Company Alignment with UN SDGs

  • Anecdotal, non-comparable and often subjective reporting on impact measurements is a challenge for institutional investors seeking to evaluate corporate alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Goals 7 (clean energy), 12 (sustainable consumption and production) and 13 (climate action) had the highest percentage of companies (8%-9%) misaligned with the goals, driven mostly by continued reliance on fossil fuels.
  • U.S. companies were behind on Goal 8 (decent work and economic growth): Only 8% of U.S. firms aligned with this SDG compared to 15% for Australia and New Zealand, 17% for Europe and 19% for Asia.
CATEGORIES: Thematic Investing: SDGs