A city’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) profile is fundamental in building a sustainable, inclusive, and resilient future. This Standard creates an ESG indicators framework, that is designed to support city leaders to address risk, improve decision-making and enhance their ESG profile once equipped with high calibre data that is generated with globally standardized key performance indicators (KPIs). Cities are increasingly on the frontline in delivering services that protect the environment, consider equity and social needs, and prioritize social responsibility, underpinned by a strong model of governance and enduring legislation. This Standard will equip city leaders with data to nurture prosperous, inclusive, and livable cities, with a high quality of life for its residents, now, and into the future.
This standard contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals