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SDG Leadership Series: Catalyzing Action on the SDGs Through Collaboration

GlobeScan’s SDG Leadership Series addresses the barriers to SDG action with innovative ideas and inspiring examples of progress.

Slowly but surely we are seeing pockets of progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Ten years remain until the 2030 deadline and as the urgency ramps up, so does the commitment of many businesses and swathes of civil society around the world.

As part of its own contribution, GlobeScan has now completed the first half of its SDG Leadership Series – a series of online forums on each Global Goal to help engage more stakeholders and catalyze action. During these dynamic and inspiring dialogues, over 2,000 people worldwide from businesses, NGOs, and academia have shared over 8,845 ideas, case studies, and comments. Rich discussion on nine different SDGs has been captured in a series of publicly available reports, each of which summarizes the barriers that are holding back progress and constructively advances the discussion with dozens of innovative ideas, examples of solutions, and action frameworks.

Learn more about the SDG Leadership Series by clicking on the tiles below to read more about each Global Goal and access the summary reports from the SDG Leadership Forums we have hosted so far in this series.

“Achieving the Global Goals would create a world that is comprehensively sustainable: socially fair; environmentally secure; economically prosperous; inclusive; and more predictable.”
- Better Business, Better World - Business and Sustainable Development Commission (BSDC)

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SDG 1: No Poverty

More than 700 million people, or 10% of the world population, still live in extreme poverty and is struggling to fulfil the most basic needs like health, education, and access to water and sanitation, to name a few. SDG 1 aims to end poverty in all its forms everywhere.

GlobeScan is looking for partners to join sustainability leaders committed to the SDGs and sponsor / co-host an online forum on each of the remaining Global Goals to complete the series.

SDG 2: Zero Hunger

A profound change of the global food and agriculture system is needed if we are to nourish the 821 million people who are hungry today and the additional 2 billion people expected to be undernourished by 2050. SDG 2 aims to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

GlobeScan is looking for partners to join sustainability leaders committed to the SDGs and sponsor / co-host an online forum on each of the remaining Global Goals to complete the series.

Capacity Building of Frontline Health Workers: Perspectives from the SDG 3 Leadership Forum

SDG 3 aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Learn from the perspectives of over 200 guest contributors who joined our online Collaboration Forum, co-hosted with Johnson & Johnson, to explore how building the capacity of front-line health workers in lower- and middle-income countries is critical if public health in these countries is to be improved.

SDG 4: Quality Education

Obtaining a quality education is the foundation to creating sustainable development. In addition to improving quality of life, access to inclusive education can help equip locals with the tools required to develop innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems. SDG 4 aims to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

GlobeScan is looking for partners to join sustainability leaders committed to the SDGs and sponsor / co-host an online forum on each of the remaining Global Goals to complete the series.

SDG 5: Gender Equality

While the world has achieved progress towards gender equality and women’s empowerment under the Millennium Development Goals (including equal access to primary education between girls and boys), women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. SDG 5 aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

GlobeScan is looking for partners to join sustainability leaders committed to the SDGs and sponsor / co-host an online forum on each of the remaining Global Goals to complete the series.

Clean Water and Sanitation: Perspectives from the SDG 6 Leadership Forum

SDG 6 focuses on the need for improved water management practices and increased water efficiency in order to more effectively meet water demands globally. Learn from the perspectives of more than 150 participants from 32 countries who joined our online Collaboration Forum, co-hosted with AB InBev, to explore how to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water for all.

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

Energy is central to nearly every major challenge and opportunity the world faces today. Be it for jobs, security, climate change, food production or increasing incomes, access to energy for all is essential. SDG 7 aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

GlobeScan is looking for partners to join sustainability leaders committed to the SDGs and sponsor / co-host an online forum on each of the remaining Global Goals to complete the series.

Decent Work and Economic Growth: Perspectives from the SDG 8 Leadership Forum

SDG 8 aims to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. Learn from the perspectives of more than 125 participants from 17 countries who joined our online Collaboration Forum, co-hosted with 3M, to explore the future of work, the ways in which it is changing, and the obstacles and solutions in closing the skills gap.

Innovating with Purpose: Perspectives from the SDG 9 Leadership Forum

SDG 9 aims to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation. Learn from the perspectives from more than 150 participants who joined our online Collaboration Forum, co-hosted with VMware, to explore the critical role technology innovation and digital infrastructure can play in achieving the United Nations’ ambitious 2030 goals, and the technology industry’s opportunity to help drive resilient and sustainable economic and environmental development.

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

The international community has made significant strides towards lifting people out of poverty.  The most vulnerable nations – the least developed countries, the landlocked developing countries and the small island developing states – continue to make inroads into poverty reduction. SDG 10 aims to reduce inequalities within and among countries.

GlobeScan is looking for partners to join sustainability leaders committed to the SDGs and sponsor / co-host an online forum on each of the remaining Global Goals to complete the series.

Creating Sustainable and Resilient Cities and Communities: Perspectives from the SDG 11 Leadership Forum

SDG 11 aims to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Learn from the perspectives of 150 guest contributors who joined our online Collaboration Forum, co-hosted with TD Bank Group, to explore the critical role that green infrastructure and urban green spaces can play in building sustainable cities and communities. The focus of the forum was to explore the challenges faced by North American urban centres.

Responsible Consumption and Production in Fashion & Beyond: Perspectives from the SDG 12 Leadership Forum

SDG 12 aims to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns. Learn from the perspectives from more than 250 guest contributors who joined our online Collaboration Forum, co-hosted with C&A Foundation, to discuss how we can accelerate our transition to a circular economy – at pace and scale – inside and outside the fashion industry.

SDG 13: Climate Action

Climate change is now affecting every country on every continent. It is disrupting national economies and affecting lives, costing people, communities and countries dearly today and even more tomorrow. SDG 13 aims to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

GlobeScan is looking for partners to join sustainability leaders committed to the SDGs and sponsor / co-host an online forum on each of the remaining Global Goals to complete the series.

Accelerating Progress on Healthy and Productive Oceans: Perspectives from the SDG 14 Leadership Forum

SDG 14 aims to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. Learn from the perspectives from more than 220 participants who joined our online Collaboration Forum, co-hosted with The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Nomad Foods, to explore the critical role that protection and restoration of ocean biodiversity can play in achieving the UN’s ambitious 2030 goals, and how different stakeholders can help ensure healthy and productive oceans for both economic and environmental sustainable development.

SDG 15: Life on Land

Forests cover 30.7 per cent of the Earth’s surface and, in addition to providing food security and shelter, they are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population. SDG 15 aims to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

GlobeScan is looking for partners to join sustainability leaders committed to the SDGs and sponsor / co-host an online forum on each of the remaining Global Goals to complete the series.

Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions: Perspectives from the SDG 16 Leadership Forum

SDG 16 aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. Learn from the perspectives of more than 80 participants from 18 countries who joined our online Collaboration Forum, co-hosted with Anglo American, to explore the role of businesses and other stakeholders in making progress on SDG 16.

Partnerships for Progress: Perspectives from the SDG 17 Leadership Forum

SDG 17 aims to strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development. Learn from the perspectives of 328 participants who explored how partnerships can help fund the Goals and scale up social entrepreneurs. Our discussion, co-hosted with Unilever, focused on the impact partnerships can have in the provision of new models of financing the Goals and in empowering small-scale social entrepreneurs to scale up innovations to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.