Linking Voluntary Standards to Sustainable Development Goals

Sandra Cabrera de Leicht, Matteo Fiorini, Clara Brandi, Philip Schleifer, Katharina Bissinger, Niematallah Elfatih Ahmed Elamin, and Santiago Fernandez de Cordova
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#Sustainability standards

With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the United Nations has called on the private sector to contribute more to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This report helps decision makers in the public and private sectors to understand where voluntary sustainability standards are best placed to contribute. It maps the linkages between these standards and each SDG goal, including its specific targets.


Clara Brandi

German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)

Philip Schleifer

University of Amsterdam

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