We‘re committed to the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals, are you?

Next week we are bringing back our 17 Weeks for 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Campaign. We launched this campaign in the Fall of 2016 as the SDGs were turning 1 year old and due to the success of the intial pilot, we brought it back in the Fall of 2017 and now we are back again with some fantastic new stories as we keep the spirit of the Goals alive.
 
If you are unfamiliar with what the SDGs are, they were launch on September 25th, 2015 and on January 1st, 2016, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development officially came into force.  Over the next 12 years, with these new Goals that universally apply to all, countries will mobilize efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind.


The SDGs, also known as Global Goals, build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals are unique in that they call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and addresses a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.
While the SDGs are not legally binding, governments are expected to take ownership and establish national frameworks for the achievement of the 17 Goals.  Countries have the primary responsibility for follow-up and review of the progress made in implementing the Goals, which will require quality, accessible and timely data collection. Regional follow-up and review will be based on national-level analyses and contribute to follow-up and review at the global level.
For more information, click HERE.

What’s Your Story? Let us hear it!

Our YouTube series, “What’s Your Story?: Checking in with the 3S Award Winners,” focuses on one-on-one interviews that dive in deep to find out how each company came to be, including their successes and their struggles. During each interview, we explore what profit with purpose means to them and how as an organization, they pursue it. 
Check out all of our episodes, including: WAVE Academy, who empower disadvantaged West African youth with employability skills to transform their mindsets, as well as employment opportunities that enhance their social mobility; Avante, whose mission is to humanize financial services offering accessible products for low income micro-entrepreneurs; Thrive Impact Sourcing, who reshape the socioeconomic trajectory of their community’s untapped talent pool living in poverty by delighting clients through our IT Outsourcing Services and more!

Get Involved!

What drives you? What gets you up in the morning? What are you passionate about?
Here at GSC we believe whole-heartly that everyone can make a difference — even if it’s just holding the door open for someone, we can all help induce postive change. Interested? Start by donating just $1 to our Entrepreneurs Development Fund, where you can help companies like the 2017 3SAward winners pursue profit with purpose.

Join GSC Today and Become a Supporter of the SDGs

Our community of like-minded individuals is growing exponentially every day. Together with our partner organizations, we have upwards of 1 million global citizens working together every day to make the world a better place for the next generations to come.
Join our global community and continue to help shape the ideas, discussions, and historic events that will change the landscape of how businesses take responsibility for their impact on the communities and environment that they operate in.
GSC offers all Individual members access to:
  • Discounts to special events, training, and education resources
  • Social networks and onsite events to network and collaborate
  • Periodic invitations to provide comment and guidance on issues of strategic importance
  • Newsletters and webinars
For more information, please email noel.smyth@gscouncil.org.

Related Post