Aviva supports Global Goals for Sustainable Development

Article date: 4 September 2015

Aviva welcomes the Global Goals campaign launched this week as part of the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development (http://www.globalgoals.org). On 25 September 2015, 193 world leaders will commit to 17 Global Goals to achieve three critical objectives in the next 15 years: end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and fix climate change. The Global Goals for Sustainable Development could get these things done in all countries and for all people.

Aviva is a founding partner of Project Everyone which aims to bring the Global Goals to every person around the world this month.

Aviva recognises the need to act together, for the long term, to create a legacy for future generations. As an investor and insurer, Aviva campaigns to make global financial markets more sustainable. We invest in low-carbon infrastructure and work with local community and education projects.

To support the Global Goals campaign, Aviva has seconded Amanda Mackenzie, Chief Marketing Officer, to Project Everyone, as executive advisor for the campaign and its legacy.

Speaking about this ground-breaking collaboration, Richard Curtis, founder of Project Everyone, said: “The Millennium Development Goals halved extreme poverty across the world. The new Global Goals for Sustainable Development give us the opportunity to end it for good. There’s no point in going half way. By making the Global Goals famous we can give them their best chance of working around the world - and help make us the first generation to end extreme poverty, the most determined generation in history to end injustice and inequality, and the last generation to be threatened by climate change.”

Mark Wilson, Group Chief Executive Officer, Aviva plc, said:
“The world has never before been united by a set of global goals on poverty, inequality, injustice and climate change. Yet there is nothing more important for the next generation. If the goals are going to work, everyone needs to know about them. Aviva is proud to be helping make the goals famous so they stand the greatest chance of success."

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About Global Goals

The Global Goals campaign was announced on 3rd September 2-15 with a bid to reach 7 billion people in 7 days with news of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. This unprecedented effort will culminate on 25th September at the UN when 193 world leaders adopt the Global Goals, a series of 17 ambitious targets to end poverty, fight inequality & injustice and tackle climate change for everyone by 2030. If the goals are famous - if people care about what has been promised by the politicians, it greatly increases their chance of being implemented

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