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
INTERVIEW – A large amount of money, is needed to realize the Sustainable Development Goals before 2030 according to experts. An extra sum of 5 to 7 trillion USD in addition to the existing cash flows to sustainability and development, to be precise. Hence it is not only desirable, but also necessary that institutional and private share Read more about Dutch financial institutions boost SDG Agenda[…]
Transform Your World Preliminary outcomes of the sessions (until 14:30) + summaries of the workshops Participants to “Transform Your World” are already contributing to the SDGs in many ways. Today, they had the opportunity to find partners they need to contribute even more or better to the SDGs. During the workshops, participants identified shared aims Read more about Outcomes & Aftermovie Transform Your World[…]
At the World Economic Forum in Davos last week over a 100 large companies under which Friesland Campina, Philips en Unilever signed a compact for more corporate sustainable responsability. The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting was this year held from 17 to 20 January in Davos. Around 3000 participants were present to discuss the main theme Read more about 100 CEOs sign for sustainable long-term growth[…]
Sustainable business models could open economic opportunities worth up to US$12 trillion and add up 380 million jobs by 2030. Putting the Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, at the heart of the world’s economic strategy could unleash a step-change in growth and productivity, with an investment boom in sustainable infrastructure as a critical driver. Read more about Key Findings from ‘Better Business, Better World’[…]
Last week The Spindle organised their first ever co-creation session. In the office space of the 1% Club in Amsterdam, 25 professionals with different skills and expertise joined forces to work on various topics such as tax justice and civic power. Through a pressure cook method these professionals worked together and came up with Read more about Co-creation at The Spindle Innovation Lab[…]
Last week, Human Cities Coalition attended and gave a workshop at the Dutch Sustainable Development Goals event ‘Transform Your World’ in Rotterdam. The event was co-hosted by the Sustainable Development Goals Charter, the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition, and EFR – Erasmus School of Economics Study Association. The day drew several hundred people currently working in some aspect Read more about How Inclusive Business Methodologies Can Transform Slums[…]
Integreer circulaire economie in de onderwijsprogramma’s, zorg voor een eenduidige rapportage over de Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) van de VN en breid de samenwerking met alle stakeholders uit. Dat zijn enkele aanbevelingen van de conferentie ‘Transform Your World’, een initiatief van de Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) en de Economische Faculteitsvereniging (EFR). Zij organiseerden de Read more about Leiders van vandaag en morgen vragen om actie voor VN Duurzame Ontwikkelingsdoelen[…]
Today we organize a national kick-start event about the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. We aim to drive collaboration and co-creation between the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow. Let’s work together – different sectors and different generations – to transform our world. We are convinced this Read more about Transform Your World – Livestream[…]
GIIN Investor Forum 2016 @ NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Last year, the UN set out the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, a set of 17 highly ambitious goals relating to climate, poverty, health care, education, and other challenges. Institutional and private investment capital is critically needed to help finance the $5-7 trillion that Read more about Leading Dutch financial institutions embrace United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals[…]
KEYNOTE SPEECH BY: HERMAN MULDER INDEPENDENT MEMBER DUTCH NATIONAL CONTACT POINT (2007-2016) CHAIRMAN OF THE SDG CHARTER FOUNDATION CHAIRMAN TRUE PRICE FOUNDATION FOR THE SYMPOSIUM: “THE OECD MNE GUIDELINES, 40 YEARS: WHAT’S NEXT” THE HAGUE, 3 NOVEMBER 2016 THE CIRCLE IS CLOSED The OECD Guidelines for Multi-national Enterprises: “doing no harm” Article 1 Read more about The Circle is closed by Herman Mulder[…]