It’s Time for Responsible Leaders to Take Action to Eliminate Child Hunger

17 Weeks of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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This week GSC explores Goal 2 which calls for action from organizations and businesses to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture
in their business strategy.
Demonstrate your Leadership
The Global Challenge: Why GSC Needs You to Join Us and Take Action
By 2050, the world’s population is expected to increase by 2 billion people. 795 million of the population are hungry and starving. As leaders, we must join forces to end poor nutrition that kills annually 3.1 million children under five. GSC strongly urges you to join our goal to eliminate childhood malnutrition which negatively impacts children’s learning in school.
Here is Your Business Opportunity:
Improve sustainable agriculture is critical as the world’s population grows and demand on global food systems intensifies. Thus, your entire supply chain can benefit from playing a critical role in designing and delivering effective, scalable and practical solutions for food security and sustainable agriculture.
Contact us to showcase your leadership to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture!
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Take Action on Goal 2 and Make a Difference
Identify and Engage with Suppliers Operating in Areas of
High Hunger, Malnutrition and Food Insecurity
State of Food Insecurity (SOFI)
The 2015 State of Food Insecurity in the World from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) shows undernourishment around the world by region, as well as countries that have achieved international hunger targets.
CIA Factbook
The CIA World Factbook provides the percentage of underweight children for each country.
Global Food Security Index
The Global Food Security Index, produced by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by Dupont, ranks each country on 15 measurements of food security.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
On March 11, OECD and FAO released guidance to help enterprises involved in agricultural supply chains to have a positive impact – creating employment, raising labor standards, and bringing technology to reduce pollution or increase agricultural production – and to avoid the negative impact of food insecurity. This can be caused by eviction of local communities from their lands, child labor, abuses of migrant workers and women, and soil degradation, water resource depletion and deforestation. Click here to participate in the public consultation on the guidance, and to find easy-to-use guides and webinars.
Make a Positive Impact: Allign Your Business Strategy
Social MediaFood and Agriculture Business (FAB) Principles
The FAB Principles provide a voluntary framework for collaborating with the UN, governments, civil society and other stakeholders to design and deliver effective, scalable and practical solutions to make food systems secure and agriculture sustainable.
Learn From Leaders Taking Action on SDG 2
Hunger Hero AwardEricsson
The communications technology company Ericsson has provided the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and other humanitarian relief bodies with mobile communications support for the past 15 years, to help during disaster relief operation. The company’s global employee volunteer program, Ericsson Response, includes 150 staff specially trained in disaster response, and has deployed in over 40 humanitarian relief efforts around the world. Ericsson’s President and CEO, Hans Vestberg, has received WFP’s 2016 Hunger Hero Award, with WFP head Ertharin Cousin calling him “a true champion of the Sustainable Development Goals. She added that Ericsson’s employees exemplify the type of private sector collaborations needed to reach zero hunger by 2030.
Danone
The French multinational food products company Danone “clearly demonstrates how a company can contribute to preventing and addressing obesity and diet-related chronic diseases and undernutrition,” according to the 2016 rankings by the Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI is also highlighted below). Danone received the third-highest overall ranking in the Index, which notes that “nutrition-related commitments are fundamentally embedded into Danone’s business objectives and strategic thinking, and are augmented by strong philanthropic initiatives.”
Stop Hungar InfographicSodexo
Sodexo engages employees, suppliers, clients and consumers in stopping hunger. Employees can donate a small portion of their monthly salaries to Stop Hunger with an equal amount donated by Sodexo. At the restaurants Sodexo manages, the daily surplus of food is donated locally for redistribution, to minimize food waste. Sodexo also supports community gardens to provide fresh fruits and vegetables where they are otherwise too expensive.
Grow your Positive Impact: Collaborate with NGOs to
Amplify SDG 2 Efforts
Partnering with NGOs focusing on sustainable agriculture, food security and nutrition can help leverage the experience, knowledge, best practices and network of these global organizations to amplify your efforts.
Growing North
Growing North is a social venture to address food security in Northern Canada, where many families lack reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. Growing North’s sustainable geodesic greenhouse units can meet the nutritional requirements of every family in the community, at a fraction of the current price, while creating local jobs and educational opportunities. Partners in Growing North include 3M Canada, TD Bank, and Ryerson University.
Access to Nutrition
The Global Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) is an investor-led initiative launched in January 2016, which rates food and beverage manufacturers’ nutrition-related commitments, practices and performance globally. ATNI’s ultimate goal is to facilitate improved diets, addressing the serious global problems of both obesity and malnutrition.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels supports over 5,000 community based senior nutrition programs across the US, enabling them to improve the health and quality of life of seniors, “so that no one is left hungry or isolated.” Among the financial partners of Meals on Wheels are Subaru, Kellogg’s, Home Depot and SurveyMonkey.
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Aduna creates demand for natural products from small producers in Africa, such as baobab, a nutrient-dense fruit that 10 million households can provide, and which has become an internationally best-selling superfood thanks to Aduna’s heavy investments in marketing. As of 2015, over 2000 women had already benefited.
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Are you a supplier finding innovative ways to improve food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture in your community? Do you know of others fighting hunger and malnutrition in their supply chains?
Contact Angeline Judex, GSC Executive Director to learn how to participate in the 2016 3S (Sustainable and Socially Responsible Sourcing) Awards and Gala taking place in New York in November.
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“Monitoring for Sustainability / ESG Risk in the Supply Chain”

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Attend an Upcoming Event on Sustainable Business and the SDGs
March
  • Women’s Empowerment Principles Annual Event (March 15-16, New York)
  • RepRisk webinar with GSC: Monitoring for Sustainability / ESG Risk in the Supply Chain (March 23, virtual)
  • 2nd Annual ESG, SRI & Impact Investing Summit: From Integration to Performance Measurement and Everything In Between (March 30-31, New York)
April
  • Deforestation Forum: How business can tackle deforestation (April 6-7, Washington)
  • CDP Spring Workshop 2016: Sustainable Innovation (April 12, Sunnyvale, CA)
  • UN Global Compact webinar with GSC: Sustainable Supply Chains: Through the Lens of the 17 SDGs (April 14, virtual)
  • CSR Certificate Program (Rutgers Business School’s Institute for Ethical Leadership and Governance & Accountability Institute (April 27-28, Newark, NJ)
May
  • 6th Annual Sustainability Forum: Better Business, Better World: Mainstreaming the Circular Economy (May 16-17, Washington)
  • GRI Global Conference 2016: Empowering Sustainable Decisions (May 18-20, Amsterdam)
June
To add your event, contact us at info@gscouncil.org for listing opportunities and sponsorship packages.
Latest News on SDG 2

GSC Launches its 17 Weeks for 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Program

Welcome to the launch of
17 Weeks for
17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

A call to action for leaders to showcase
commitments that are transforming business and the world
In this first week, we explore examples of how to take action on Goal 1 which calls to end poverty in all its forms everywhere.
The Global Challenge:

Over one billion people live on $1.25 per day or less. Most are in Southern Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Poverty rates are also high in many small, fragile and conflict-affected countries. To address poverty and its many manifestations, economic growth must include all segments of society, including by providing sustainable jobs.

 

The Business Opportunity:
According to the UN Global Compact, recent experiences with economic growth show that “strong markets and strong societies go hand in hand”. Businesses have found opportunities in developing innovative products and services to serve communities affected by poverty, and in leveraging these groups “as consumers, employees in the value chain, supplies/distributors, and community members.”
GSC welcomes you to the first in our 17 Weeks/17 SDGs webinar series.
“Monitoring for Sustainability / ESG Risk in the Supply Chain”

featuring RepRisk – please register here.
Identify and engage with suppliers operating in high poverty areas
Identify countries of high poverty in your supply chain using the freely available CIA World Factbook which lists the percentage of the population below the poverty line for each country around the world.
Engage with suppliers on community needs in the areas of poverty eradication, gender-sensitive development, social protection, access to financial services, resilience and disaster vulnerability.
Learn from business examples of SDG 1 in action
Mastercard Aid Network
MasterCard utilizes its services and products to create the MasterCard Aid Network, which streamlines aid distribution in the absence of telecommunications infrastructure.
Link with NGOs to amplify SDG 1 efforts
Partnering with NGOs focusing on poverty can help leverage the experience, knowledge, best practices and network of these global organizations to amplify your efforts.
Examples of these amplifications include:
The Microfinance Capacity Building Initiative
Credit Suisse AG is part of a partnership with Acción International, Opportunity International, FINCA International, Women’s World Banking, Swisscontact, and Habitat for Humanity. The Microfinance Capacity Building Initiative aims to foster market development and innovation by strengthening the ability of microfinance institutions to serve the increasingly diverse financial needs of clients at the base of the pyramid.
Barclays, Citi, CocaCola, DeBeers, GSK and Shell are among the partners of the world’s largest community of business and international development professionals who harness business for social impact.
Highlight poverty eradication in sourcing: 2016 3S Awards
3S Community Engagement Nominee: Vihara Foundation

The creative fundraising platform Rock against Poverty, run by the Vihara Foundation, helps raise global awareness and funds to pay for real scientific and business enterprise development intervention to counter extreme poverty in rural India.

Are you a supplier finding innovative ways to fight poverty in your community? Do you know of others fighting poverty in their supply chains?

Contact Angeline Judex, GSC Executive Director to learn how to participate in the 2016 3S (Sustainable and Socially Responsible Sourcing) Awards and Gala taking place in New York in October.
Follow GSC, join the conversation and share your SDG story
Tweet to share your sustainability story and highlight your support of actions and commitments.
Become a GSC member
As a GSC member, you will gain global exposure for your sustainability efforts and benefit from the ability to demonstrate leadership, educate and inspire more action in sourcing, supply chains and procurement.
As part of your GSC membership, you will also have the opportunity to communicate your SDG support of the 17 Weeks/17 SDGs initiative and sponsor the 3S Awards.
Attend an upcoming event on sustainable business and the SDGs
GSC is proud to welcome Teleperformance as a Goal 1 supporter.
March
  • 3BL Media Webinar: Innovation for Sustainable Development: The Role of Private Sector Collaboration (March 9, virtual)
  • UN Global Compact webinar: Traceability Technical Solutions for the Apparel Sector (March 10, virtual)
  • 15th Annual Wall Street Green Trading Summit: Market Acceleration of Sustainable Finance in 2016 (March 14, New York)
  • Women’s Empowerment Principles Annual Event (March 15-16, New York)
  • RepRisk webinar with GSC: Monitoring for Sustainability / ESG Risk in the Supply Chain (March 23, virtual)
  • 2nd Annual ESG, SRI & Impact Investing Summit: From Integration to Performance Measurement and Everything In Between (March 30-31, New York)
April

  • Deforestation Forum: How business can tackle deforestation (April 6-7, Washington)
  • UN Global Compact webinar with GSC: Sustainable Supply Chains: Through the Lens of the 17 SDGs (April 14, virtual)
May
  • 6th Annual Sustainability Forum: Better Business, Better World: Mainstreaming the Circular Economy (May 16-17, Washington)
  • GRI Global Conference 2016: Empowering Sustainable Decisions (May 18-20, Amsterdam)
To add your event, contact us at info@ga-institute.com for listing opportunities and sponsorship packages.
Latest News on SDG 1

Overcome Business Risk with Collaboration: New Report

Falling oil prices. Terrorist threats and geopolitical instability. Rising inequality, corruption and migration. These factors pose risks for business, add complexity to sustainability initiatives, and underscore the need for more collaborative, systemic responses. These are among the findings of SustainAbility’s 2016 Trends and Opportunities Report.

SustainAbility also reports that many companies are working to embed and activate greater purpose in their brands, and some are working to “redefine capitalism” to better serve society’s needs.

How does a complex business environment affect your sustainability work?

SDG 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

lifeonlandSDG 15 highlights conservation, restoration and sustainable use of forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands; the need for a “land degradation-neutral world”; biodiversity loss and extinction of threatened species; benefit-sharing from genetic resources; poaching and trafficking of protected species of flora and fauna, addressing both demand and supply of illegal wildlife products; invasive alien species in land and water ecosystems; and integrating ecosystem and biodiversity values into national and local planning, development processes, poverty reduction strategies and accounts.

SDG 15 in Action

Unilever has achieved its target of only sourcing from sustainable palm oil, and is now pursuing “total traceability” to certified sustainable sources. This means any prospective Unilever supplier, which is among the biggest consumer goods companies globally, must ensure that their environmental practices are up to date. Learn more.

SDG 15 Amplifiers  

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) collaborates with the global supply chain to transform markets and make sustainable palm oil “the norm.” It has over 2,500 members worldwide who represent all links along the palm oil supply chain. The RSPO has developed a set of environmental and social criteria which companies must comply with in order to produce Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO), which can help to minimize the negative impact of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities in palm oil-producing regions. Learn more.

Oil palms need a rainforest climate and a lot of land, so plantations are often established at the expense of rainforests, notes Rainforest Rescue. Today, 300 soccer fields’ worth of rainforest is being destroyed every hour. This gives rise to numerous problems for the climate, environment, and people living in the forest. The United Nations Environment Program has found that palm oil plantations are currently the leading cause of rainforest destruction in Malaysia and Indonesia. Destroying natural habitats, especially in such species-rich environments, which are home to many endangered animals and plants, causes irreversible loss of biological diversity.

Tell us your ecosystem protection story at @GlobalSourcing with

SDG 16: Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

SDG 16 calls for action on peace, access to justice, and stronger institutions. Among its targets: end trafficking and violence against children; promote rule of law at national and international levels; reduce illicit flows of finances and arms; reduce corruption and bribery; provide legal identity for all; increase developing countries’ participation in global governance; ensure public access to information; and increase transparency of institutions, and representative decision-making at all levels.

SDG 16 in Action  
3S Impact Sourcing Award Winner – AMBA, an Ashoka Fellow driven Social Enterprise economically empowers adults with Moderate to Severe Intellectual disability using Information Technology, Peer Training and Peer Supervision. An ecosystem of learning and earning appropriate with their acumen, making them contributors to family and Society. While they cannot recognise sounds of alphabets they still do accurate two window visual data entry in English. Learn more.

Intel has laid out plans to make its supply chain “conflict free” by the end of 2016, having set the goal in 2009. Given Intel’s “massive list of suppliers,” it was a challenging process to determine where metals had originated and whether profits had benefited armed groups. The company says that once most of the smelters participate in verifying their mines as conflict-free, it is better for other smelters to do the same, rather than being outliers. “It becomes a problem for them from a business perspective.” Intel notes that since the program began, profits end up with miners rather than driving armed conflict. Learn more.

SDG 16 Amplifier

The Enough Project, which works to end genocide and crimes against humanity, reports that US legislation (Dodd-Frank 1502) and the SEC’s conflict minerals rule have increased transparency in the global minerals supply chain, and reduced the flow of minerals profits into violent conflicts in eastern DRC, following 20 years of illicit mining and trafficking in tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold, which it says has financed armed groups and government corruption and abuse. In 2012, Enough reported that the amount of mining money going to conflict had dropped 65%.

What’s in your supply chain that applies to one of the SDGs? To gain recognition for your sustainability work, start with the subjects you already know, and use the SDGs to communicate about them.

Leverage this opportunity today and join GSC! Tell us your governance story at @GlobalSourcing with GSC1717

SDG 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Goal 17 highlights the different types of resources that can help bring the 16 other SDGs to life. These are: Finance including investment; Technology, especially ICTs and environmentally sound technologies; Capacity-building to create national plans and implement the SDGs; Trade; Policy coherence and policy space; multi-stakeholder partnerships to mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, and public, public-private and civil society partnerships; and data, monitoring and accountability.

SDG 17 in Actionchalhoub group video
3S Community Engagement Award Nominee – Chalhoub Group
. “The Gift of Giving” is Chalhoub Group’s longest running community engagement campaign, which begun in 2008 and it now spans across 8 countries. Their objective is to support underprivileged children and empower them through education. Learn more. Vimeo password: chalhoub@2015.

SDG 17 Amplifiers
The 15th annual Wall Street Green Trading Summit, convening on March 14 in New York, will focus on the theme, “Market Acceleration of Sustainable Finance in 2016.” According to the organizers, environmental finance is “the capitalistic method” to achieve sustainability. Learn more.

Impact 2030 seeks to engage private sector employees in SDG efforts, through “corporate volunteering for sustainable development.” Founding collaborators include UN Office of Partnerships and UN Volunteers, and partners include Pfizer, Google, IBM, UPS, PwC, Chevron, Johnson & Johnson, Marriott, and Bank of America. Learn more.

Tell us your partnership story at @GlobalSourcing with GSC1717Showcase your sustainability leadership by aligning your mission with the UN 17 SDGs through the GSC 17/17 initiative.

Contact Louis Coppola (louis.coppola@gscouncil.org) or Angeline Judex(angeline.judex@gscouncil.org) to learn how to leverage our extensive global network to communicate your commitment to sustainable development.

Supply Chain Executives Embracing “More than the Basics” in Sustainability

In a study released by West Monroe Partners, 51% of participating supply chain executives (in North America) consider a green supply chain to be a strategic priority, showing that “appetites for sustainability exist.” However, only 37% have dedicated sustainability individuals or teams.

Since it can be difficult to secure the resources to embrace sustainability initiatives that have an impact, the report notes that regulations could help to “force action.” It also suggests that, within companies, those interested in making changes should assemble the sustainability business case for senior leadership.

Sustainable supply chain leaders derive benefits including:

  • Improved brand image and “customer sentiment,” and related revenue upside
  • Easier recycling
  • Reduced logistics costs
  • Reduced production costs
  • Compliance with regulations

Embracing the SDG framework and identifying how each SDG could be relevant and impactful for the company’s supply chain, could be a new, key way to secure more resources for advancing a green supply chain.

How does your supply chain link up with the SDGs?

SDG 12: Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (SCP)

SDG 12 calls for: efficiently using natural resources; halving global food waste – both at retail/consumer levels, and along the production and supply chain; managing chemicals and wastes in an environmentally sound way throughout their life cycle, and reducing their release to air, water and soil; preventing and reducing waste generation, and recycling and reusing;  encouraging companies to adopt sustainable practices and conduct sustainability reporting; and promoting sustainable public procurement.

SDG 12 in Action  

Tesco Group Chief Executive Dave Lewis is co-chairing a coalition of 30 international leaders – “Champions 12.3” – to reduce global food waste. The coalition is named for SDG Target 12.3, which calls to halve per capita food waste and reduce food losses by 2030. The coalition will showcase best practices in reducing food waste, and advocate for more investment and innovation in the field.

Another food waste initiative was undertaken by the Consumer Goods Forum, which notes that “if food waste was a country it would be the third biggest emitter of greenhouse gases globally after China and the US.”

The Food Waste Resolution focuses on CGF’s retailer and manufacturer members, and aims to halve the amount of food wasted in their operations by 2025. The resolution notes that food waste “undermines food security, contributes to climate change, consumes scarce natural resources such as water unnecessarily, and costs money.” CGF aims to achieve the goal by engaging with supply chains and end consumers, where material, and through partnerships with governments and NGOs.

Tell us your SCP story at @GlobalSourcing with

SDG 13: Combat Climate Change and its Impacts

SDG 13 calls for action in three areas, in parallel to the agreements reached in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC): resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-related hazards and natural disasters in all countries; national policies, strategies and planning on climate change; and education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.

$100 billion will be needed annually by 2020 “from all sources” to address developing countries’ needs in mitigating climate change, and capitalize the Green Climate Fund.  Goal 13 calls for building capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management, including a focus on women, youth and local and marginalized communities.

SDG 13 Amplifier

The Supply Chain program at CDP enables organizations to engage suppliers on climate change and water.

According to CDP, business supply chains’ GHG emissions can be as much as four times that of a company’s direct cdp videooperations, and they represent a primary area of focus for businesses seeking to mitigate climate-related risks. CDP also notes that climate change and water stewardship issues increasingly impact business supply chains through new regulatory requirements, with potential negative implications on a company’s license to operate.  Moreover, extreme weather is creating supply chain volatility, leading to rising costs and the risk of reputational damage to a company’s brand value.

The Supply Chain program helps member organizations reduce their GHG emissions, improve water sustainability, and minimize environmental risks across their supply chains. Learn more.

Tell us your Climate Change story at @GlobalSourcing with GSC1717

SDG 14: Protect Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources

Goal 14 highlights the need to reduce marine pollution, restore marine and costal ecosystems, address ocean acidification, address overfishing and destructive fishing practices and restore fish stocks, and direct more of the economic benefits from marine resources to small island developing states.

SDG 14 in Action

Jet Blue knows that a healthy ecosystem in the destinations on its route network have a direct impact on its business: “No one benefits when oceans and beaches are polluted, yet these problems persist around the world.” Jet Blue has partnered with: The Ocean Foundation, to show the economic value of clean beaches, the Center for Responsible Travel, to introduce sustainability students to coastal tourism; and the Surfrider Foundation to support coastal restoration and protection for oceans, waves and beaches. Jet Blue wants its customers to “land on a clean beach, now and in the future.” Learn more.

Tell us your marine protection story at @GlobalSourcing with GSC1717

Showcase your sustainability leadership by aligning your mission with the UN 17 SDGs through the GSC 17/17 initiative.

Contact Louis Coppola (louis.coppola@gscouncil.org) or Angeline Judex(angeline.judex@gscouncil.org) to learn how to leverage our extensive global network to communicate your commitment to sustainable development.

Promoting Women is Good Business Says World Bank, UN Women

 

Ten Fortune 500 companies across ten industries have opened their gender diversity figures to UN Women for a report on gender parity. In the ten companies – AccorHotels, Barclays, Koç Holding, McKinsey & Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Schneider Electric, Tupperware Brands, Twitter, Unilever and Vodafone – women’s participation at senior leadership levels is between 11% and 33%. UN Women says companies with the highest representation of women in executive committees and positions perform and compete better than their counterparts.

 

While none of these companies has achieved gender parity in the top 6% of roles, Barclays, PwC, Tupperware and Unilever have achieved gender parity in new hires, and AccorHotels and Tupperware have achieved board parity (between 40-60%).

 

The World Bank issued a new resource covering over 200 countries, and detailing: businesses with female owners or females in top management positions; women in ministerial-level government positions; women and men with mobile phones; and women and men who saved money over the past year. The ‘Little Data Book on Gender 2016′ demonstrates that gender equality is “not only a core development objective, but smart economics.”

 

How are your company’s equality practices good for business?

 

Join GSC 17 / 17 SDGs Initiative to showcase your sustainability leadership. Contact Louis Coppola, louis.coppola@gscouncil.org, to find out more.

 

SDG 9 is about Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure.

Goal 9’s targets call for: developing quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure; promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization; raising industry’s share of employment and GDP; improving access to financial services for small-scale enterprises; upgrading infrastructure and retrofitting industries for better resource-use efficiency and clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes; and upgrading the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries.

 

In addition, SDG 9 supporters are called on to: encourage innovation; enhance financial, technological and technical support to the countries most in need; support domestic technology development, research and innovation in developing countries; and increase access to information and communications technology including universal and affordable access to the internet in least developed countries.

 

SDG 9 in Action
3S Impact Sourcing 2015 Award Nominee: Protoprint
Protoprint provides low-cost technology for waste picker co-operatives in India, to add value to the waste plastic they collect, by allowing them to turn it into 3D printer filament. Production takes place in a shed at the garbage dump, and Protoprint pays Rs.300/kg of filament processed (as compared to Rs.14/kg the wastepickers normally get by selling the plastic to scrap dealers). Learn more.

 

It’s your turn! How do you contribute to resilient infrastructure, inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and innovation?

SDG 10 is about Reduced Inequalities.

Goal 10’s targets address: income growth for the bottom 40% of the population; social, economic and political inclusion for everyone, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status; social protection policies; regulation and monitoring of financial institutions and markets; enhancing the representation and voice for developing countries in global international economic and financial institutions; and safe migration.

 

SDG 10 supporters can help by reducing transaction costs for migrant remittances, and increasing foreign direct investment to the developed countries, African countries, and small island developing States.

 

SDG 10 in Action
Fight for 15 is a movement of employees to secure $15/hour for low-wage jobs and the right to form a union.It’s your turn! How do you contribute to equality within and among countries?

 

SDG 11 is about Sustainable Cities and Communities.

Goal 11’s targets highlight: access to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services; access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems ;  improving road safety, expanding public transport; inclusive and sustainable urbanization; protecting the world’s cultural and natural heritage; reducing deaths and economic losses from disasters; air quality and municipal waste management; and universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces.

 

SDG 11 supporters can assist least developed countries in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials.

 

SDG 11 in Action
3S Community Engagement 2015 Award Nominee: Paradign Initiative Nigeria
Paradigm’s L.I.F.E. program – L.I.F.E.(Life Skills, ICTs, Financial Readiness and Entrepreneurship Skills) is a train-the-trainer capacity building initiative to transform slums in Nigeria, as a model of intervention for other underserved communities. Training participants are then either matched with companies to complete internships or supported to pursue their entrepreneurial interests. Learn more.

It’s your turn! How do you contribute to inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities and other settlements?

 

Join GSC 17 / 17 SDGs Initiative to showcase your sustainability leadership. Contact Louis Coppola, louis.coppola@gscouncil.org, to find out how.