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This metric covers Sustainable Development Goal 17 of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Goal 17 aims to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. Its targets address five areas: Finance; Technology; Capacity-building; Trade; and Systemic issues, such as Policy and institutional coherence, and Data, monitoring and accountability. For businesses to succeed, they require access to energy, good governance and sustainable economic development, to name a few fundamentals. Companies can do much to build this foundation and create long-term value. UBS has said the SDGs create opportunities for “financially attractive investments."


Go to the Half-Billion Dollars Challenge page of the Global Sourcing Council website. Using the dynamic GSC Half-Billion Challenge Progress Barometer you can view a list of companies that have taken the pledge.

  • Click on the tab “All Pledges” to see the total financial capacity that has been pledged to the SDGs in the Half-Billion Dollars Challenge.

  • Click on the tab “By SDG” to view the breakdown of financial capacity that has been pledged to each SDG.

  • Click on the tab ‘By Organization’ to view the list of organizations that have taken the pledge.

  • Select the company you are to research from the list. Then, using the drop-down arrow you can determine how much the company in question has pledged to advancing SDG 17.

For further research the Global Sourcing Council suggests reviewing the following additional resources:

  • Global Sourcing Council

  • Corporate Social Responsibility Report

  • Annual Report

  • CSO Statements or Reports

  • Investigative Reports, Surveys, Articles, etc.

  • SDG Indicators