Informa and the UN’s SDGs
The value of the UN's sustainability development goals.
The relative importance of the different SDGs to our business:
- How much we think our products and services can, and have the potential to, contribute to our customers’ abilities to achieve the goals.
- The primary and secondary contributions made to the goals by the way we run our business
The United Nations has issued a call to action to protect the planet and end poverty, inequality and injustice. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 interconnected ambitions representing the biggest challenges and knowledge gaps on the planet today. Bridging these gaps is of real importance not just to our customers, markets and colleagues, but to society at large.
The Business & Sustainable Development Commission estimated in 2017 that there are opportunities for businesses in delivering the SDGs: an estimated $12tn of them over the next 10 to 15 years. We believe Informa can – and should – be at the heart of connecting our customers with the knowledge and networks they need to meet the SDGs most relevant to their markets. The sustainability team is working with colleagues across Informa on how best to identify and develop these opportunities.
We contribute to the SDGs both directly, through our operations, and indirectly, through the content and networks we help to create, curate and disseminate. Our indirect contributions, or our “brainprint”, is where we have the biggest influence.