Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising future generations. The concept of sustainability is composed of three pillars: environmental, social, and economic – also known informally as planet, people, and profits.
Sustainability encourages businesses to frame decisions in terms of years and decades rather than on the next quarter's earnings report and to consider more factors than simply the profit or loss involved. Usually, a company will issue sustainability goals and will work towards them. The goals are often reasonable – cut emissions by 5%, for example – so that when the business achieves their sustainability marks, they are able to call themselves "green" or "sustainable."
But how do we bridge these business decisions with community service events?
Records will be issued to different kinds of organisations, e.g., NGO, NPO, Social Enterprise, Commercial Enterprise.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future.
At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. They recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth, all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.