Series 2, Episode 5: The SDGs: How is the UK doing?

We're joined by guest Jessica Lobo from the UN Global Compact Network UK to discuss their report 'Measuring Up 2.0' and how the UK is performing on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

By Bradley Davidson

ESG Lead

24 minute read time

Episode Summary

In this episode we're joined by guest Jessica Lobo, Global Goals and Climate Programme Manager, at UN Global Compact Network UK to discuss how the UK is performing on the SDGs.

In 2015 the UK Government joined every other country in the world and committed to the SDGs. 17 global goals which are designed to be a global blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. They cover topics from hunger to marine life and challenge nations and businesses to accelerate action before 2030. 

The UN Global Compact Network UK recently published the Measuring Up 2.0 report analysing UK performance towards the goals.

The report looks at how the UK is performing on the SDGs by assessing the targets that sit under those goals and the ones that are relevant to the UK's domestic delivery of this agenda.

Is the UK on track to achieve these targets? What can investors and funds do to move this forward?


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About our host

Bradley Davidson is ESG Lead at RBS International responsible for the development of our environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, implementation across the Bank and delivering sustainable finance structures to support the transition to a net zero economy.

His team raise awareness of customers’ impact and ensure they have access to products and services that enable sustainable choices as we align our own economic activity with global climate and social commitments.

He is passionate about sustainable and socio-economic development with the core belief that integrating ESG is not only the right thing to do but good business.

He sat the inaugural CFA UK ESG Investment Certificate’ exam in 2020 and achieved the CFA UK Diploma in Investment Management (ESG) qualification. He is a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Young Innovator.


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