This analysis elaborates on the relationships depicted in the visual illustrating the Foundation’s work vis-à-vis the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals1 (herein referred to as SDGs). The 2030 Agenda for SDGs provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. The blueprint is predicated on goals and targets that seek to balance the three dimensions – economic, social, and environmental – of sustainable development and is reviewed using a set of well-defined global indicators.2 The Foundation’s SDG map and this legend identify relevant goals and within them specific targets and associated indicators the Foundation aims to materially impact.
The purpose of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World is to improve global health by ending smoking in this generation, while mitigating the effects of this transformation on tobacco farmers and tobacco-dependent economies. The Foundation’s Strategic Plan is supported by three core initiatives: Health, Science, and Technology; Agriculture and Livelihoods; and Industry Transformation. All three initiatives naturally intersect with several of the SDGs. The SDGs thus provide a valuable framework to assess the coherency and interdependence of the Foundation’s core initiatives.