How Remote Work Supports 7 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals

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This article was written by Robert Hawkins for our friends at 1 Million for Work Flexibility.

Flexible work continues to spread and grow, driven largely by the voices of parents (especially mothers) who no longer feel they should have to choose between caring for their family and having a fulfilling career.

But flexibility doesn’t just benefit working mothers; in fact, it has incredible, real benefits for all people who work, their families, and the world around us. To demonstrate, this article takes a novel approach and outlines the ways flexibility—specifically remote working, or the ability to regularly work away from the centralized workplace—supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).

These 17 Goals, created by the United Nations Development Program and adopted in 2015 by 193 countries, are “a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.”

It can also be rolled out quickly and cheaply, and provides an attractive method to boost the success of the SDGs. This is particularly important now as the latest UN progress report has found there is a high risk that many of the SDGs will not be reached by their target date of 2030.

Remote work supports seven of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  To read the entire article please click here.