The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that seek to guide business, sectors and society towards equitable and sustainable living within the limitations of the earth’s carrying capacity.
Like many other sectors of business and civic society, golf can (and often does) play a meaningful part.
Perhaps, at present, most directly and obviously towards Life on Land; Good Health; Sustainable Cities and Communities; Good Jobs and Economic Growth; and Partnerships for the Goals.
With significant priorities and potential expansion of influence across Gender Equality; Responsible Consumption and Production; Climate Action; Affordable and Clean Energy; Clean Water and Sanitation.
More widely, all of the other Goals being relevant and representing important issues where golf can increase positive impacts.
The principles that underpin the SDGs and the Goals themselves are integrated into the concept and vision for sustainable golf. A sport that becomes truly a force for good. That takes responsibility; respects people and the environment; energetically avoids and reduces negative impacts, and seeks to maximize its role in replenishing the environments and communities it touches. Using this credible action to underpin inspiring communications and wider reach.