The United Nations’ latest report reveals a concerning trajectory, with the world unlikely to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Impacted by climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution, the COVID-19 pandemic and conflict, progress has halted and inequality is rising. With only 12% of targets on track, urgent action is needed.

Many people will be familiar with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). What they may not realise is that there are 169 underlying target areas developed to create a clear roadmap for a better future. Unfortunately, of these target areas are aimed at government action and don’t easily translate into what individuals or organisations can do. Until now.

Social impact, entrepreneurship, and innovation — if it’s interesting news, you’ll find it here. These stories may not be the ones atop your news feed, but chances are they’re the ones you’ll actually want to read. Whether it’s opinions on creating positive social and environmental impact – or simply the valuable lessons learned along the way, here’s a roundup of the past month’s most interesting articles.