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
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[…]
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[…]
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 Tranform Your World – Livestream[…]
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[…]