VSS and the Sustainable Development Goals


Seeing VSS as a catalyst of sustainable development, the recent launch of the UNFSS 3rd flagship report did a study that identifies the resemblance of VSS and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Using the Sustainability Map database which covers 241 VSS applicable to more than 80 sectors and 180 countries, the direct channel through which VSS can contribute to sustainable development can be measured by the empirical links between VSS and the SDGs. Benchmarking 10 selected SDGs against the requirements of the 122 VSS in the sample, the analysis reveals a significant potential to create institutional complementaries betweeen VSS and the SDGs.