Currently, countries and people are now coming together under the common global language of the SDGs in an effort to further strengthen their ties with the goal of achieving a sustainable society. Various industries and corporations continue to align their businesses with the SDGs; in November 2017, the Japan Business Federation, also known as the Keidanren, revised its Charter of Corporate Behavior, and in March 2018 the Japanese Bankers Association reflected its stance on aiming to achieve the SDGs in its Code of Conduct.
The SDGs are also a topic of focus in the business world. Industries and corporations worldwide are engaging in business activities that are mindful of the SDGs and the resulting fresh demand for capital is generating financial business opportunities.
At SuMi TRUST Bank, individual employees begin by learning about the SDGs before considering what we can all do as an organization through our business operations and "With You" activities with the aim of achieving the 17 goals.
What are the SDGs?
The Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs for short, are a collection of global goals listed in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and adopted at a United Nations summit in 2015. The agenda comprises 17 goals and 169 targets for addressing social issues faced by the international community. Guided by the slogan "leave no on behind," organizations in both developing and developed countries are working together to undertake numerous activities geared towards achieving the SDGs.