ANZAM PD Session 24/10/22 – SDGs

SDGs: Key arguments and controversies half way down the track

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the international community in September 2015 with the universal agreement of 193 member states. This agreement was based on a long multi-stakeholder consultation process and a holistic approach to social, economic, and environmental challenges.  We are almost halfway to the 2030 deadline.  This timely presentation will provide a brief overview of the SDGs, their key features and criticisms focusing on where we stand, the challenges we face, and what needs to be done globally toward successfully implementing the SDG Agenda.  The presentation will end by discussing the importance of SDGs to businesses and business schools.

Associate Professor Fara Azmat, Deakin Business School and Associate Professor, Ranjit Voola, The University of Sydney