Carnegie Mellon University is creating the first Voluntary University Review to report their progress on the SDGs to the United Nations. The review will link sustainability efforts across education, research, and practices/convening with an aim to support the growth of the next generation of student leadership through the SDGs. Read More
SDSN has identified six key transformations that are needed to achieve the SDGs by 2030. The transformations cover all 17 of the SDGs and offer a useful framework from which to operationalize and organize action. Read More
The Waterloo Global Science Initiative and SDSN Canada have partnered to host the ‘Together 2020’ conference from May 20th – 22nd, 2020 at Laval University in Quebec City. Save the date and join us for this discussion bringing together the private sector, academia, government, and civil society on tackling Canada’s toughest SDG challenges. Be sure to follow us on social media for updates starting in early January 2020.
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Keep up to date on the world's progress on the SDGs through the SDG Tracker. This online tracker provides a robust data platform where you can access official statistics from the United Nations and other international organizations and find data to hold governments accountable on their SDG commitments.
Keep an eye out for the Business Avengers! They represent 17 of the world’s biggest companies that are committed to the success of the SDGs by accelerating awareness, responsible practice, and private sector collaboration. To start, they’ve set out five steps any business can take to advance the SDGs within their organizations.
Listen to Alliance 2030’s newly released second season of their No Little Plans podcast series! Listen to new episodes with full interviews on water, women's rights, homelessness and more to stay informed on current developments on SDG issues in Canada.
Read our #FavouriteFridayRead this winter by Professor Jeffery Sachs! His article titled "Why Rich Cities Rebel" connects the greatest upheavals of this generation to inequality, social distress, and unfairness, demonstrating the shortcomings of Gross Domestic Product in accounting for wellbeing.
If you represent an academic institution, research group, think tank, or civil society organization working in sustainable development, consider joining SDSN Canada. Membership is free and has many benefits.
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