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
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[…]
It’s official: the second SDG Charter in the world has been established. Our Belgian neighbours have formed a charter for international development with the ambition to promote and fulfil the SDGs through partnerships between civil society organisations, companies and the public sector. So far more than 80 companies have signed the Belgian SDG Charter. The charter is driven Read more about We welcome a new SDG Charter[…]
On the 24th of October, the SDG Charter launched the new SDG Netherlands website at the UN&Me night in Amsterdam. In front of a youthful audience that visited the event about the UN and the SDGs, SDG Charter director Maresa Oosterman spoke about the importance of cross-sector partnerships. By the end of the speech, the Read more about SDG Netherlands website now live![…]
Join the action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 We are honoured to invite you to attend the event ‘Transform your World’ at the Erasmus University Rotterdam on December 8, 2016. In September 2015, leaders from all around the world agreed that we need to “Transform our World”. They even settled on the Read more about Transform your World[…]
Global Compact Netwerk Nederland nodigt u uit voor het event ‘Hoe verbindt de SDG-agenda bedrijven & organisaties in Centraal Afrika en Nederland? Wat betekent dat voor uw bedrijf?’ op 24 november 2016. De klimaatopgave waar we voor staan is na Parijs kristalhelder. De wereldagenda met de 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is dat ook. Hoe Read more about Event Global Compact Netwerk Nederland op 24 november 2016[…]
De Stichting SDG Charter is een nieuwe stichting die voorkomt uit het Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Charter. Het Charter is opgezet om in Nederland een ambitieuze, positieve agenda rondom de SDGs te ontwikkelen. De SDGs zijn een absolute kans voor Nederland, als we in staat zijn om in partnerschap op te trekken. Het Charter trekt Read more about Vacature: Junior project manager Stichting SDG Charter[…]
Team Social Good Summit Amsterdam invites you to join the Final Seminar of the first ever Global Goals Jam Amsterdam, a collaboration between the United Nations Development Programme and MediaLAB Amsterdam. Don’t miss it this 18th of September from 15.00 – 19.00 o’clock. The seminar brings the Sustainable Development Goals, presented during the 2015 Social Good Summit, to a Read more about Invitation: Final Seminar of the Global Goals Jam Amsterdam 2016[…]
On the 30th and 31st of May 2016, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, the SDG Charter, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) jointly convened a multi-stakeholder meeting in Brussels to explore the question: How to make the SDGs Europe’s Business? Over 200 participants with Read more about Conference: How to Make SDGs Europe’s Business? A Multi-Stakeholder Approach[…]
You are kindly invited to the meeting “SRHR and business”. An interactive meeting organised by the Multi Party Initiative (MPI) for hiv/aids and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Date: Thursday, 17 March 2016 Time: 11:00 – 12:30h. Location: Perscentrum Nieuwspoort, The Hague Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and hiv/aids are a priority Read more about Invitation Meeting: SRHR and business – 17 March 2016[…]
The Global Goals Charter kicked-off 2016 by a succesful meeting on Monday the 25th of January hosted by Worldconnectors and Rabobank. Here’s a summary of the highlights: As an introduction, Worldconnector Herman Mulder opened the meeting to kick-off the Global Goals Charter for 2016. Business is one of the key players in achieving the Global Read more about Global Goals Charter Kick-off Meeting 2016[…]