The SDGs are so interlinked so i worked on multiple SDGs at a time. Like i built partnerships as per SDG:17 to work on No poverty as per SDG: 1 by designing interventions in agriculture as per SDGs 13 and 8 and leave no one behing by inclusion of women as per SDG: 10.
For me, the most relevant Goal would be No. 1, End to Poverty. The reason is because right now, we live in unprecedented times where the tides of economic and social life continue to change. This includes the increased probability of poverty on the most vulnerable or marginalized groups. As I am working in the international and research sectors, I believe that the efforts to end poverty are instrumental. The same goes for Impact17, which emphasizes focus on solid partnerships for a better world.
Autonomous, self-determined, prone towards democratic values young adults are essential to effectively address the upcoming 21st-century challenges. To me, education is central to this end and paramount for achieving prosperity and justice throughout. As such, I first support SDG4 for quality education, interrelated with SDG8 (Decent work and economic growth), and 16 (Strong institutions for peace and justice).
For me, the most relevant goal is SDG3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. I think that some good has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic, and this is that there is a renewed appreciation and awareness for the field of public health. Beyond COVID-19, there are lots of other aspects (diseases, treatments and medications, health system strengthening, etc) that needs to be done and probably won’t be done by 2030. So, there is an urgent need to work on the nexus of different goals to strengthen both parties. For example SDG1, SDG3, and SDG6 provide a complementary basis to work together as they are so interlinked. Here, strengthening WASH systems in schools would be a great entry point.
After looking through “How Your Company Can Advance Each of the SDGs,” it is clear that there are several goals that would be relevant to me and the organization I work for to contribute to. These include: goal 7 (affordable and clean energy), goal 8 (decent work and economic growth), goal 11 (sustainable cities and communities), goal 13 (climate action), and goal 17 (partnerships for the goals). While all of the goals have a decent amount of relativity as they all in some way work to achieve climate goals, these five goals relate directly to the partnerships I want to work to create. The intersection of business and environment interests me greatly and the work that Impact17 does (creating partnerships), will help to accomplish these individual goals.