In 2015, the United Nations (UN) adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a new sustainable development agenda to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and guarantee prosperity for all. Each goal has specific targets to be hit in the next 15 years. To achieve those goals, everyone must do their part: governments, the private sector and civil society. The Orabank group’s CSR strategic roadmap makes a full contribution to achieving the SDGs. It actually covers issues relating reduction of both poverty and inequality, while ensuring socioeconomic development in Africa, as part of multi-party agreements promoting green growth.

Facts

At global level, 836 million people still live in extreme poverty, with less than $1.25 per day. More than 80% of them are in two regions: South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Targets

By 2030, ensure that all men and women, in particular the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to financial services suited to their needs, including microfinance.

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Facts

Making women independent and promoting gender equality is crucial to speeding up sustainable development. Women account for 41% of paid non-agricultural workers. Giving women the right to the same economic resources is a key target.

Targets

Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life.

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Facts

Expanding infrastructure and upgrading technology to provide clean energy (photovoltaic, wind and geothermal) in all developing countries is a critical goal, since it would support growth while having a positive impact on the environment.

Targets

Expand infrastructure and upgrade technology for supplying modern and sustainable energy services for all in developing countries.

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Facts

With all the new arrivals in the labour market between 2016 and 2030, 470 million jobs will be needed worldwide.

Targets

Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services.

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Facts

For many African countries, particularly low-income ones, existing infrastructure restrictions represent almost a 40% drag on companies’ productivity.

Targets

Increase the access of small-scale industrial and other enterprises, in particular in developing countries, to financial services, including affordable credit, and their integration into value chains and markets.

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Facts

Income inequality increased by 11% in developing countries between 1990 and 2010. Over 75% of their populations now live in societies where income is distributed less equally now than in the 1990s.

Targets

By 2030, reduce to less than 3% the transaction costs of migrant remittances and eliminate remittance corridors with costs higher than 5%.

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Facts

It is thought that, by the end of the century, the global temperature will be 1.5° higher than in 1850-1900. Average sea levels will probably rise 24-30 cm by 2065 and 40-63 cm by 2100.

Targets

Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries.

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Facts

Corruption, fraud, theft and tax evasion cost developing countries some $1.26 trillion per year, and that money could be used to help those living on less than $1.25 per day for at least six years.

Targets

Significantly reduce illicit financial and arms flows, strengthen the recovery and return of stolen assets and combat all forms of organised crime.

Reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms.

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Facts

Official development assistance hit $135.2 billion in 2014, a record high.

Targets

Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share financial resources.

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