Progress report on the Sustainable Development Goals

Sept 2019—The United Nations set ambitious goals to make the world better, both for people and the planet. So how are we doing toward the 2030 targets? This report may help you choose charitable issues to fund and local challenges you want to address.

If 17 goals are too many to consider, let me narrow it down to two. While all 17 are important, in the developed world, two high-leverage areas will provide multiple benefits: addressing climate change and reducing income inequality. Addressing climate change will also clean the air and change our diet which will prevent millions of unnecessary, premature deaths. And extreme income inequality, according to research, contributes to a wide range of social problems.