Supporting the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development

'In my company, Aviva, one of our core values is to "create legacy" or as I call it, being a good ancestor'. 

Mark Wilson
Group Chief Executive Officer 

With the UN’s Millennium Development Goals concluding in 2015, world leaders called for a new ambitious agenda to improve people’s lives and protect the planet. 

Aviva at the UN Summit on Sustainable Development

The new UN Global Goals resonated with us in their aim to bring an end to extreme poverty and tackle injustice, inequality and climate change. We’ve been at the forefront of the debate – and our Group Chief Executive, Mark Wilson, addressed the UN General Assembly in New York at the launch of the Goals, talking about the central role of business and the financial markets if we are to succeed. He called on the best minds in the UN and financial world to agree a resolution on sustainable finance by 2017, setting a roadmap for sustainable capital markets that paves the way for the Global Goals’ success. 

Making the Global Goals famous

Aviva used its voice to help communicate these ambitious goals by becoming the founding partner of Project Everyone. This initiative, backed by the UN and the Gates Foundation, aims to make everyone aware of the Global Goals so they have the best chance of being met. Three billion people are estimated to have been reached through the launch alone.

Find out more about the Global Goals  and read our report on Mobilising Finance to Support the Global Goals for Sustainable Development.