City Resiliency and Why it Matters (Webinar Recap)

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Join us for a look back at a recent webinar, where we join changemakers in the sustainable development space to discuss the topics of resiliency, ESG, and how cities fit into the sustainability picture.

Why Businesses Need a Single Standard for Reporting on their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Initiatives

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Current World Progress on Sustainable Development Goals Reporting Many businesses are working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). According to the 2017 United Nations Global Compact Progress Report, 75 percent of firms report that they “are taking action on the [SDGs].” Approximately 69 percent of CEOs take part in the creation and monitoring of sustainable development strategies and policies. The top five SDGs that companies focus on are Goal 8 (Good Jobs and Economic Growth), Goal 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing), Goal 5 (Gender Equality), Goal 4 (Quality Education) and Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption).

The Talanoa Dialogue: Climate Change and the SDGs

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According to the UN’s recently completed Emissions Gap Report, the existing pledges by member states to cut emissions will not be sufficient to meet the Paris climate agreement of 2°C above pre-industrial levels.

Achieving the SDGs Through Wastewater Management

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Wastewater management is regarded primarily as a sanitation process. But what most people do not know is that wastewater management can also be used as a tool for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Beyond sanitation, the benefits of wastewater management can also ensure a healthy community and a healthy planet.

Why Businesses Should Consider Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships to Achieve the SDGs

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are 17 global developmental goals known officially as The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Each goal has its own set of measurable targets to be met by 2030. They cover a wide area of developmental issues including climate change, health and education, sustainable cities, multi-stakeholder partnerships, and others.

The Role of Public Policy in Advancing the SDGs Through ICT

ICTs and the SDGs In our previous article entitled, “Accelerated Diffusion: ICT’s Key Contribution to the SDGs”, we stated that leveraging Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is crucial to achievement of the SDGs by 2030, especially the universal coverage of key services such as health and education in low-income countries. This will require that we leverage ICT’s ability to accelerate the diffusion of technology. Business-as-usual will not be sufficient.

The Role of Technology in the UN SDGs, Part Two

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The spread of information and communications technology and global interconnectedness has great potential to accelerate human progress, to bridge the digital divide and to develop knowledge societies.

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