Microsoft and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, the UN General Assembly agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to reach by 2030. The goals and specific targets under the goals seek to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

Microsoft's mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more aligns strongly to the UN SDGs. To better understand how we and other information technology companies can advance the goals, Microsoft was a lead sponsor of a report by the Global E-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) and Accenture called "#SystemTransformation." The report found that digital technology can help put all the SDGs within reach by enabling a broad range of economic and social opportunities worldwide.

In September 2017 we produced a white paper to identify ways in which Microsoft contributes to the global effort to achieve the SDGs. (Read the report here.)

As we continue to advance our thinking and work to address the SDGs, we’ll update this page with further information.


NO POVERTY
ZERO HUNGER
GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
QUALITY EDUCATION
GENDER EQUALITY
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
AFFORDABLE AND CLEAN ENERGY
DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
REDUCED INEQUALITIES
SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND COMMUNITIES
RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION
CLIMATE ACTION
LIFE BELOW WATER
LIFE ON LAND
PEACE, JUSTICE AND STRONG INSTITUTIONS
PARTNERSHIPS FOR THE GOALS
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS