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ICAEW supports the Global Goals

The UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development aim to transform our world by 2030. Learn about this ambitious vision and discover how you can get involved.

The Global Goals aim to end poverty, combat climate change and fight injustice and inequality. Our vision is a world of strong economies and the Global Goals illuminate this: it is one of prosperous, inclusive and resilient economies, based on fair and just societies, delivered within what nature can afford and underpinned by good governance and strong partnerships.

Play the Global Goals game

Test your knowledge of the world’s most pressing sustainability issues and learn about the Goals (currently unavailable in Internet Explorer). To play the game, click on the correct icon from a choice of three to complete the logo for the Goal displayed. The first screen is a tutorial screen. From there the number of points you can score is dependent on how quick you are. There are also bonus questions along the way – good luck!

ICAEW members have a vital role to play

  • The actions businesses take will be critical to translating this vision into a new reality.
  • As countries measure progress on the goals, the accountancy profession will have a major role in aligning measurement systems.
  • The profession has a proven record of building strong local institutions – essential for achieving the goals.

17 goals: the most important issues

UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Read our guest blogs

Our community pages are hosting special guest blogs written by senior figures from business, charities, and NGOs discussing the key issues, targets and progress so far.

Get involved

ICAEW's Royal Charter places on us a duty to act in the public interest, and the goals are the vision of the world that the world wants by 2030. We want to build collaborative partnerships to galvanise every business by reaching every chartered accountant.

To explore how you can contribute to the Global Goals, contact Richard Spencer, Head of Sustainability or Francesca Sharp, Sustainability Manager.

Stakeholder survey

Alongside our partners at the ABN (Accountancy Bodies Network), we have designed a survey to gain a sense of where people think sustainability is currently integrated into the education of the professional accountant. By education we mean university, the qualification and CPD/ CPE.

The survey will only take 5 – 10 minutes the data collected will contribute towards a report consisting of observations and recommendations for accountancy bodies.

The Equaliser

The Equaliser is a growing collection of sustainability-related stories, videos, images, books, case studies and anything else that might spark an idea, start a collaboration or spur someone into action. If you have something you think would make a good addition to the Equaliser, we'd love you to send it our way.

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