If you have the Sustainable Development Goals, why use climate solutions and human development pillars?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the globally agreed set of goals for all countries to meet the UN 2030 agenda for sustainable development and link to other global sustainability objectives like the Paris Agreement. They provide a desired end point for the 17 goals through 169 targets and were created for policy makers rather than investors. However, end points are not themselves solutions and mapping investments to the SDGs gives significant room to make assumptions on how companies are contributing to the goals which may or may not be sound.
Project Drawdown’s climate solutions and our human development pillars fit neatly with the objectives of the SDGs while focusing on practical solutions which companies can demonstrate a contribution to. We see these different views as complementary, with climate solutions and human development pillars being two of a number of frameworks we use that add substance to the ways we consider the contributions companies are making to sustainable development.