Why Sustainable Development Goals Are Important
In our last blog, we outlined the United Nations Sustainable development goals, alongside the steps we are taking as a company to support and uphold them. However, we also thought it was important to touch upon the reasons why these goals were outlined in the first place.
“Understanding the motives behind these goals puts us all in a better position to support them and ensure the changes are brought to fruition. After all, it provides us with a framework for action we can take to help, both on a personal level and within the company itself,” said Jon Purizhansky, CEO and Founder of Joblio With that in mind, here are five reasons why sustainable development goals are important.
Setting Goals works:
Setting goals is one of the most effective ways to bring about change. That’s why we’re so often encouraged to set targets and goals at work. Furthermore, “in a complex world, organizations and countries can align their agendas and prioritize funding” through effective goal-setting. There are many examples of this methodology working. For example, in the year 2000, it was hoped to halve poverty by 2015, and “Poverty, as measured by living on less than $1.25 a day, has halved.”
Sustainable Goals change lives:
While the goals are designed to produce widespread change, it’s important that we remember the impact they have on individuals. For example, at Joblio, when working towards goal #8 (Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all), we’re helping foreign talent and refugees secure life-changing positions in their chosen industry. Not only does this provide them with a chance to progress in their career, but it improves their economic outlook quite considerably. As a result, they’re able to better provide for themselves and their family moving forward.
Sustainable Goals create a more equal world:
There’s no denying that being born in a certain country provides us with privileges that other areas of the world do not have access to. For example, while we may have taken our schooling for granted, 58.4 million children currently do not have access to basic education. By supporting the UN’s sustainable goals, we’re working to remove these barriers so that everyone is on an equal, fair footing. As a result, we’re creating a better world for all.
Sustainable Goals Will Help the Economy:
The UN’s sustainable goals will also help improve the global economy. For example, unemployment places a strain on local economies as “unemployed people tend to spend less, may accrue more debt, and unemployment may lead to higher payments from state and federal governments for things like food stamps.” As labor shortages are proving to be a persistent trend in Canada, we hope to resolve this issue through our commitment to improving access to job opportunities for foreign talent. This way, they’re able to secure better, higher-paying jobs.
Sustainable Goals create better opportunities for all:
By committing to bringing sustainable goals to life within our communities, we’re creating better opportunities for future generations. For example, by furthering their careers, foreign talent are able to explore better employment opportunities. As a result, they’re able to share new ideas, thoughts, and perspectives with their employers that can change a workplace for the better. Their ideas could lead to company growth, or even create more jobs. As a result, we’re investing in future opportunities with every single hire made through our platform.
“At Joblio, our core aim is to make a real difference in the lives of foreign talent living in Canada (and beyond). In doing so, our motivations align themselves with these goals for sustainable development,” said Jon Purizhansky.
“Joblio is already on the path to achieving these goals – without relying on charitable donations to make such events possible.”