While it’s not fair to say that this is where it all began, it is hard to find a piece of research or marketing that doesn’t reference the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. While not all the goals can be practically incorporated into an investment program, investment managers are certainly trying. As such, we thought it was valuable to see the data behind the issues and to understand the rationale behind each goal. The goals deal with issues as broad as poverty, hunger, civil rights, sanitation, clean energy, sustainable transportation, climate change, and conflict, among others. These are themes we expect to be increasingly important in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment dialogue. Many of these issues are driven by bigger, megatrends of resource scarcity and demographic changes that we know are already contributing to investment risk and return drivers today.