The UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) were agreed by the world’s governments under the auspices of the United Nations in 2015. The seventeen goals set out aspirational and demanding targets for the world to achieve by 2030. The SDGs send a powerful message to the investment community at to what the world’s governments consider as development priorities through to 2030.
WHEB’s investment strategy supports the achievement of the SDGs. 100% of the strategy is invested in businesses that directly support seven of the SDGs through the products and services that they sell. This includes Goals 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 (See WHEB’s impact report for more information). However, because the SDGs were primarily written for governments, several of the goals are for wider societal objectives such as peace, justice and reduced inequalities. The companies held in WHEB’s investment strategy indirectly support these ten other goals through their management practices and policies.