Bright Funds has expanded its Fund model to include all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), goals initially developed by the United Nations. These UN SDGs act as a shared blueprint to move towards a world where there is peace and prosperity for both people and the planet. In an effort to offer companies and individuals the option to center their philanthropic giving around global impact towards the UN SDGs, Bright Funds has created 17 Funds featuring nonprofits whose work moves the needle towards achieving each specific goal. Together, we can help achieve the ultimate goal of the UN SDGs: end poverty and other deprivations by 2030.
First adopted in 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) were developed to be a shared blueprint for multiple stakeholders to move towards a world where there is peace and prosperity for both people and the planet. These Goals are meant to be universal, calling for all countries to mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.
While the SDGs are not legally binding, governments are expected to take ownership and establish national frameworks for the achievement of the 17 Goals. However, governments cannot do this alone. The implementation of these SDGs depend on multiple stakeholders: governments, civil society, the private sector, and others need to contribute to reach the ultimate goal: achieving a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030.
Progress made towards the UN SDGs is monitored in multiple ways: through global indicators set by the UN, national indicators set by governments, indicators set by statisticians from Member States, an annual progress report from the Secretary-General, and an annual meeting of the High-level Political Forum on sustainable development.