In 2015, the United Nations set 17 social, economic, health, education and environmental goals for the world to achieve by 2030.
These Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include eradicating poverty, achieving gender equality, providing quality education for all, cultivating sustainable cities and addressing the issue of climate change.
Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation believes that philanthropy can play a unique role in achieving the SDGs at the local level; facilitating collaborations between sectors, funding innovative initiatives or those perceived to carry greater risk, as well as applying a long-term perspective to understanding and addressing systemic disadvantage.
Since 2016, the Foundation’s strategic Impact Areas have consciously aligned with and contribute to the realisation of several Sustainable Development Goals so that it can better connect with other foundations and organisations working on shared challenges:
The Foundation’s impact reporting and Vital Signs research also connect with these indicators.