What we do
For the first time in history, the world’s nations will adopt a universal and comprehensive agenda for sustainable development with goals to be realized. At the 70th United Nations General Assembly on September 25-27 the post-2015 development agenda, including 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets, is slated to be adopted.
We, signatories from business and civil society of the SDG Charter, are ready. We have been preparing ourselves to start working on making the Sustainable Development Goals a reality. We signed a Charter on the role of business, civil society and cross-sector partnerships in the post-2015 development agenda.
As Charter signatories we can mainly contribute to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals through providing innovative solutions based on knowledge and technology. We believe this may well be representative for the business and civil society sectors in general.
The SDG Charter will work on enabling SDG Solution Partnerships, together with the Major Alliance, a joint initiative of philanthropy, business and government. We are in the process of starting up various partnerships with a clear action focus.
85 % of signatories mention Sustainable Production and Consumption as key goal
20 % of signatories mention Inequality as key goal
35 % of signatories mention Cities as key goal
40 % of signatories mention Health as key goal
It is widely known that transformation of the agri-food system is crucial to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This point is stressed by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. The Director General, José Graziano da Silva states: ‘The SDGs are interlinked and interdependent. But SDGs 1 [poverty] and 2 [hunger] Read more about SDG Food Initiative[…]
MoMo4Climate opens its second and last call for proposals of 2017. You are challenged to submit an innovative business proposal that attracts Dutch private investment for a climate mitigation or adaptation project in a developing country. This year, the reward for the two most promising proposals is € 25,000. Your proposal will be reviewed on Read more about € 25.000 for the best climate business cases[…]
Wat? Masterpeace Slotbijeenkomst Talent & Verbinding ‘A Triple Win’ tevens Awareness Event Global Goals Wanneer? Dinsdag 9 mei 2017, 15:00 – 18:00u Waar? Zimihc Theater Utrecht (Wittevrouwen) Meld je hier aan: Google formulier De Nederlandse samenleving heeft meer verbinding nodig. Dat kan de overheid niet alleen, dat vraagt de inzet van ieders talenten, zo ook Read more about Masterpeace bijeenkomst ‘A Triple Win’[…]
Come to Amsterdam for the People’s Climate March on April 29. Together with thousands of people we call on the incoming cabinet to choose for ambitious climate policy. That day all over the world people will be marching for the climate, including New York, London, and Copenhagen, Kyoto, Kampala and more. PROGRAM Gather at Museumplein: Read more about People’s Climate March Amsterdam[…]
Do you encounter struggles when incorporating the SDGs into your business strategy? Then join the Erasmus University Case Competition in May! In May Erasmus University will host a case competition around the SDGs. They would love to invite companies that have committed themselves to the SDGs. During this case competition, companies are asked to present a Read more about Invitation: join the Erasmus University case competition around the SDGs[…]
Human Cities Coalition Launch Join international business leaders, policymakers, NGOs, knowledge institutes, and civil society organisations at the launch of Human Cities Coalition on the 20th of April in Amsterdam. Human Cities Coalition (HCC) is a Dutch public-private partnership dedicated to making cities more sustainable, inclusive and resilient. With AkzoNobel as our founding partner, we Read more about “Building Liveable Cities Together” – Human Cities Coalition launch event[…]
How to work effectively with the Public P in PPPs in developing countries such as Kenya and Ghana? What are possible roles public partners can play in a PPP? What are the motivations of the Public P to engage in a PPP? How can you navigate challenges and risks when working with the Public P? Read more about PPPCafé[…]
In 2015 hebben de Verenigde Naties de Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) gelanceerd. Het bedrijfsleven is wereldwijd gevraagd om bij te dragen aan de realisatie daarvan. De bankensector heeft die uitdaging gezamenlijk opgepakt. Dat heeft geleid tot een discussienotitie die in januari 2017 is gepubliceerd. Hierin staan ideeën over wat Nederlandse banken kunnen doen om de Read more about Denk mee over de duurzaamheidsagenda van de bankensector![…]
Starting March 20th, this 7-week free online course explores the key challenges to achieving SDG 2: end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and ensure sustainable food production systems by 2030. You will learn about the pressing challenges around agriculture and food systems, the central role of agriculture in the Sustainable Development Goals, and development pathways towards global food Read more about SDG Academy MOOC – Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability[…]
We are at a key moment in the evolution of sustainability; transparency is fast becoming the new paradigm for conducting business. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have ushered in a new era of global development objectives to tackle the world’s most pressing problems, and the active participation of business is a principle driver Read more about Reporting on the SDGs Action Platform[…]