Webinar on SDG Progress: Survey Highlights from GlobeScan and the SustainAbility Institute by ERM

Five and a half years after the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or the Goals), findings from a new report Evaluating Progress on the SDGs by GlobeScan and the SustainAbility Institute by ERM show that sustainability practitioners continue to report poor progress towards each of the 17 Goals.

On March 31 we hosted a webinar to discuss findings of this assessment of nearly 500 experts on progress toward the SDGs.

Following a short overview of the study’s findings by Aiste Brackley, Head of Research & Insights, the SustainAbility Institute by ERM, this webinar featured a panel discussion and a Q&A with the following senior business leaders:

GlobeScan CEO Chris Coulter moderated.

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The GlobeScan-SustainAbility Survey is the longest-running survey of its kind and has tracked expert opinions on sustainable development for over 20 years. In its latest iteration, we asked our global panel of sustainability experts where we are achieving the most progress and where efforts on the Goals are lagging.

This lively and insightful discussion explored the findings of the survey, shared insights and discussed questions such as:

  • How much progress has the international community made on each SDG?
  • Which Goals are seen as being the most urgent, and which have received the most attention?
  • How has the private sector contributed toward achieving the SDGs?
  • How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected the rate of progress, and what impact will it have in the future?