Karma and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Crafting a Better World

Welcome to our new, eighteen-part blog series on the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that Karma uses to chart our course to a more equitable and more sustainable world. In part 1, you’ll learn about what the SDGs are and why they matter.

August 17, 2023

Hey, Changemakers! Today we're diving into a topic that's at the very heart of what we do at Karma – the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the SDGs. These aren't just a set of ambitious targets, but our compass guiding us towards a brighter, more sustainable world. So, let's set sail and discover how these goals can help us navigate a path towards a future we all deserve.In corrupti ea molestias quod sint aut tempore autem consequuntur. Quia corrupti maxime eveniet eos. Perferendis labore sunt quas.

Sustainable Development Goals


What are the SDGs?

Let's start with the basics: what exactly are the SDGs? Developed by the United Nations, these 17 goals serve as a global action plan to tackle the most pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges we face today.

The foundations of the SDGs were established back in 1992, but they've evolved substantially since then. Fast-forward to 2015 when the SDGs as we know them today were born: 17 comprehensive goals that aim to shape a sustainable future for both people and the planet. These 17 goals are:

  1. No poverty: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
  2. Zero hunger: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
  3. Good health & well-being: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
  4. Quality education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  5. Gender equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
  6. Clean water and sanitation:Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
  7. Affordable and clean energy: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
  8. Decent work and economic growth: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
  9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.
  10. Reduced inequality: Reduce income inequality within and among countries.
  11. Sustainable cities and communities: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
  12. Responsible consumption and production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
  13. Climate action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy.
  14. Life below water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
  15. Life on land: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
  16. Peace, justice and strong institutions: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
  17. Partnership for the goals: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

How the SDGs Inspire Karma

You might have wondered why Karma talks about the SDGs so often, or why our charities are grouped by Sustainable Development Goal. Well, it's simple: they give us a roadmap, a clear direction on our quest to change the world for the better.

Karma is all about spending consciously, giving effortlessly, and making an impact. With every purchase made using your Karma Card or Karmified card, you can earn cashback to donate to any charity of your choice.

But with thousands of tireless and impactful charities out there, how do you decide which one to support? That’s where the SDGs come in handy. We've grouped charities based on the 17 SDGs to make it easier for you to find and support causes that resonate with you. Want to fight poverty or address climate change? Champion gender equality? There's an SDG – and a plethora of related charities – for that.


Your Purchases, Your Impact

At Karma, we understand that the path to a sustainable future isn't a simple, straight line – it's complex and multidimensional, just like the issues humanity faces, and just like the SDGs. We embrace the complexity of our journey towards a sustainable future, and we recognize the vital role of individual actions in this journey. The SDGs offer countless opportunities for each of us to live within according to our values and together, make a significant difference.

With your Karma Card, each transaction is more than just a purchase. It's a small but powerful step towards achieving the SDGs. You're not just a customer – you're a changemaker, contributing to a better future for our planet and everyone who calls it home.


Join the Journey Towards a Sustainable Future

The path to a sustainable future may be long, but every step – no matter how small – brings us closer to our goal. Every donation you make with your cashback using your Karma Card or Karmified card is just that: a step closer to our goals. Guided by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, we can confidently navigate the journey to a more equitable and sustainable world, together. 

Not part of the Karma fam yet? Join today to start making a difference with every purchase. 

Interested in learning more about the SDGs? Check out the UN Sustainable Development website.

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Karma and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals: Crafting a Better World

Welcome to our new, eighteen-part blog series on the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that Karma uses to chart our course to a more equitable and more sustainable world. In part 1, you’ll learn about what the SDGs are and why they matter.
Kae Burdo
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Hey, Changemakers! Today we're diving into a topic that's at the very heart of what we do at Karma – the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the SDGs. These aren't just a set of ambitious targets, but our compass guiding us towards a brighter, more sustainable world. So, let's set sail and discover how these goals can help us navigate a path towards a future we all deserve.In corrupti ea molestias quod sint aut tempore autem consequuntur. Quia corrupti maxime eveniet eos. Perferendis labore sunt quas.

Sustainable Development Goals


What are the SDGs?

Let's start with the basics: what exactly are the SDGs? Developed by the United Nations, these 17 goals serve as a global action plan to tackle the most pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges we face today.

The foundations of the SDGs were established back in 1992, but they've evolved substantially since then. Fast-forward to 2015 when the SDGs as we know them today were born: 17 comprehensive goals that aim to shape a sustainable future for both people and the planet. These 17 goals are:

  1. No poverty: End poverty in all its forms everywhere.
  2. Zero hunger: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
  3. Good health & well-being: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
  4. Quality education: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  5. Gender equality: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.
  6. Clean water and sanitation:Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
  7. Affordable and clean energy: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
  8. Decent work and economic growth: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
  9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation.
  10. Reduced inequality: Reduce income inequality within and among countries.
  11. Sustainable cities and communities: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.
  12. Responsible consumption and production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
  13. Climate action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts by regulating emissions and promoting developments in renewable energy.
  14. Life below water: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
  15. Life on land: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
  16. Peace, justice and strong institutions: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.
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How the SDGs Inspire Karma

You might have wondered why Karma talks about the SDGs so often, or why our charities are grouped by Sustainable Development Goal. Well, it's simple: they give us a roadmap, a clear direction on our quest to change the world for the better.

Karma is all about spending consciously, giving effortlessly, and making an impact. With every purchase made using your Karma Card or Karmified card, you can earn cashback to donate to any charity of your choice.

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Your Purchases, Your Impact

At Karma, we understand that the path to a sustainable future isn't a simple, straight line – it's complex and multidimensional, just like the issues humanity faces, and just like the SDGs. We embrace the complexity of our journey towards a sustainable future, and we recognize the vital role of individual actions in this journey. The SDGs offer countless opportunities for each of us to live within according to our values and together, make a significant difference.

With your Karma Card, each transaction is more than just a purchase. It's a small but powerful step towards achieving the SDGs. You're not just a customer – you're a changemaker, contributing to a better future for our planet and everyone who calls it home.


Join the Journey Towards a Sustainable Future

The path to a sustainable future may be long, but every step – no matter how small – brings us closer to our goal. Every donation you make with your cashback using your Karma Card or Karmified card is just that: a step closer to our goals. Guided by the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, we can confidently navigate the journey to a more equitable and sustainable world, together. 

Not part of the Karma fam yet? Join today to start making a difference with every purchase. 

Interested in learning more about the SDGs? Check out the UN Sustainable Development website.

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