Aligning with country needs

When formulating their impact theses, companies should take into account the economic-, social-, and environmental-development context of the countries where they operate.

Sustainable Development Report

The Sustainable Development Report is the first worldwide study to assess where each country stands with regard to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

As part of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement, countries have been developing a series of national, regional, and local strategies that are documented in their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) and Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and translated into national development plans. More recently, some countries have started to develop national taxonomies of sustainable activities to promote sustainable finance.

These national-development plans and sustainable-finance frameworks highlight the unique needs and challenges of a country and can function as a road map for private-sector investment in the SDGs. They provide a baseline indication of governments’ SDG priorities, representing where countries stand in their implementation agenda and identifying the gaps that can be filled by private-sector solutions and capital.