IMG_2303The Thematic Group on Good Governance of Extractive and Land Resources has launched a new project, “Mining and the Sustainable Development Goals.” Implemented in collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), the project will map out the implications of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the mining industry, as well as opportunities for the mining industry to contribute to the SDGs.

This September, the UN member states will agree on a set of 17 SDGs, which represent the global agenda for equitable, socially inclusive, and environmentally sustainable economic development over the next 15 years. The SDGs cover all aspects of society, from health to energy, from infrastructure to oceans, and they will have far-reaching impacts on our lives and the industries, governments, and organizations that are part of them. Business will have a significant role to play, across all sectors, including the mining industry.

To support the mining sector, WEF, CCSI, UNDP, and SDSN are working with partners in industry, governments, and civil society to create a shared understanding of how the SDGs will impact the mining industry’s future operations, and how the mining industry can most effectively contribute to the SDGs.

For more information, please contact Brandon Lewis, the WEF Research Fellow supporting this initiative, or SDSN Manager Lauren Barredo.