“Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” was agreed upon
in 2015 by the global community and proposes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
for the period between 2015 and 2030. Since the greater integration of goals was an
explicit claim, there are numerous overlaps among them. One of the novelties of the
SDGs is that, in order to achieve the set goals, the Agenda 2030 addresses not only
the states but the businesses as well. In our study, the relationships between the
SDGs were analyzed on the base of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) indicators
linked to the goals. The analysis was carried out by cluster analysis. Our results
indicate that there is a strong relationship to be found among nine of the 17 SDGs.
That relationship is mainly technical, which is caused by the number of aligned (genuine)
GRI indicators. Though there are relationships between the SDGs as well, their strength
is much weaker. According to our classification of SDGs, we suggest that the gap of
business attention among SDGs is smaller than it is showed by KPMG.