How can Islamic economy sectors align with the Sustainable Development Goals?

| 12 February, 2019 | General

This article is based on the State of the Global Islamic Economy 2018/19 report. The full report in pdf can be downloaded from HERE.

There is a weak link between Islamic economy sectors and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Economic participants of the Islamic economy—including consumers, industry, governments and investors—currently have a very limited focus on addressing ethical and social needs relative to players in the mainstream global economy.

There is a real need for this to change considering the high proportion of social and ethical challenges pervasive in markets and communities core to the Islamic economy,

Understanding this, some Islamic economy stakeholders, such as the multilateral Islamic Development Bank (IDB) have taken up the gauntlet to fully address and help Islamic economies achieve the SDGs.  

For halal products, Islamic finance and Islamic lifestyle sectors, the State of the Global Islamic Economy 2018/19 report recommends the following focus alignments to the SDGs:

For the full report, the pdf copy of the State of the Global Islamic Economy 2018/19 can be downloaded from HERE.

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