Assessing Company Alignment with UN SDGs

Five years ago, the United Nations adopted 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in an effort to end extreme poverty, reduce inequity and protect the planet by 2030.1

Inconsistent and incomplete data has implications for asset managers who may have to report on portfolio companies’ alignment with the SDGs. In addition, impact investors may find that portfolio companies are engaged in “impact washing,” in which the company claims to support an SDG while being implicated in conduct that may belie that support. 

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