No poverty. Zero hunger. Good health and well-being. Quality education. Gender equality. These are just a few of the 17 Sustainable Development goals set by the United Nations to achieve on a global scale by 2030. Sustainable development is defined by the World Commission on Environment and Development as "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."
The goals are ambitious and achieving them will change the world. The United Nations site does a great job of breaking each goal down with measurable targets and easy actions that we can all take. Donate what you don't use. Avoid throwing away food. Help children in your community to read. I recommend checking it out here.
In addition to the actions of individuals, meeting these goals will require an enormous amount of resources and capital. Responsible Investing funds sustainable initiatives and allocates funds to companies who are providing solutions to the world's problems. Being conscious of where our investment dollars are going is another easy way that we can all push to make these global goals a reality. See more about my commitment to responsible investing here, and reach out to talk to me about it in person right here.