Mainstreaming SDGs : Operationalising Global Goals and developing equitable communities
Malaysia has long been committed to Sustainable Development with its signature success rooted in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Having reduced the country’s absolute poverty levels in 2014, this and various other MDG-focused achievements paved the way for Malaysia’s natural adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2015-2030.
Themed ‘Leaving No One Behind’, the SDGs core tenets of Economic, Social and Environment forms the centrepiece of the country’s ongoing quinquennial Malaysia Plan. As Government continue to play an important role, the existing gap between policy mandates and available resources necessitates a platform for convergence between public and private institutions, catalysing shared responsibilities that will mainstream the SDGs.
Nationwide measurable efforts that span both the operationalisation of the Global Agenda and enhancing SDG-based community efforts will nurture an improved climate for partnership design, co-creation, and combining complementary skills across sectors to harness the full potential of what business can bring to the development table.
Private Sector can additionally aim to improve business standards and mitigate risks along its value chain - increasing corporate security and resilience while maintaining its license to operate through a unifying SDG-focused network. It is in this spirit that the TOGETHERforSDGs Hub was created.