Our vision for a better world

Entitled Our vision for a better world, this edition of ISOfocus offers a forward-looking view to tackling some of the world’s most global challenges by 2030. From thematic areas like climate change and smart cities, the issue highlights how International Standards respond to global needs and help benchmark our progress against the SDGs.

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Our vision for a better world

From thematic areas like climate change and smart cities, the issue highlights how International Standards respond to global needs and help benchmark our progress against the SDGs.

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Our common roadmap
Our common roadmap

Nearly three years after the official launch of the post-2015 agenda, which plots the path for a better world by 2030, people are still grappling with how to make the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality. But perhaps the ambitious nature of the SDGs should give us some valuable clues on how to go about it. The new partnerships and collaborations encouraged by the goals represent a starting point for making the 2030 Agenda a truly global endeavour.

ISO standards help to measure success and identify challenges.

Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva .

 

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Raising the bar on sustainable consumption
Raising the bar on sustainable consumption

By Ann Brady

Companies are in the business of selling products and consumers of those products want the best possible value for money, but this puts a strain on already depleted natural resources and supply chain transparency. How does ISO 20400 help change the way we produce and consume goods and resources, and pave the way to meeting sustainable consumption?

Redefining the city landscape
Redefining the city landscape
Imagine your favourite city. Now imagine the same city with more people. Lots and lots more people ! A United Nations study predicts that global urban population will increase from 3.9 billion in 2015 to 6.3 billion in 2050. Yes, an increase of 60 % in just 35 years.
How Hilton is going green
How Hilton is going green

Energy spend is a hotel’s second-highest operating cost. Hilton has achieved significant energy reductions through low-cost, high-impact steps, and a portfolio-wide certification to ISO 50001.

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