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How to Change the World in an Hour - Republic of Everyone. This article originally appeared in the Fifth Estate.

How to Change the World in an Hour - Republic of Everyone

Co-authored with Ramana James, Head of Group Shared Value, IAG. Heart disease, obesity, key worker housing, transport, aged care, loneliness, extreme weather and disaster recovery. These are big issues. So could it be possible that with the right people in the room, you could design a solution that could help solve one of them, in just one hour? Better still, could it be a profitable business solution? We put it to the test at this year’s Shared Value Forum and the results were eye-opening. SDG Index and Dashboard. Year of Living Sustainably - United Nations Sustainable Development. Year of Living SustainablyFlorencia Soto Nino2016-08-17T16:57:38+00:00 The 17 Sustainable Development Goals have been adopted by all UN Member States.

Year of Living Sustainably - United Nations Sustainable Development

That’s great, but now what? Governments will be busy for the next 15 years working to achieve the goals, but that doesn’t mean all the work falls on them. The private sector, civil society organization and regular people can all help accelerate the achievement of the SDGs. But sometimes it’s not that easy to know where to start. UN Sustainable Development Summit Report. Report by Nicole Fassina.

UN Sustainable Development Summit Report

Nicole Fassina holds a Masters in Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University and a graduate Disaster Management degree from Fanshawe College. She was a CIGI graduate fellow working on food security in East Africa. She has previously interned or held full employment in the Disaster Management and Sustainable Development field in Tanzania, the United Kingdom, Denmark and Canada working with the World Health Organization, the Canadian Red Cross, Youth Challenge International and World Animal Protection.

This past weekend I attended the UN Sustainable Development Summit as a representative for the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS). I am grateful to ACUNS for the experience. The Summit was a culminating event from over two years of global consultations, which I had previously been involved with as project manager of an international team lobbying for disaster risk reduction policy within the new international goals. Transformation at the UN Sustainable Development Summit.

Report by Katsuhiko Mori.

Transformation at the UN Sustainable Development Summit

Katsuhiko Mori is professor of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the International Christian University, Tokyo. The lazy person's guide to saving the world - United Nations Sustainable Development. End extreme poverty.

The lazy person's guide to saving the world - United Nations Sustainable Development

Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. Whoa. The Global Goals are important, world-changing objectives that will require cooperation among governments, international organizations and world leaders. It seems impossible that the average person can make an impact. No! We’ve made it easy for you and compiled just a few of the many things you can do to make an impact. Data Center - Population, Health, and Society. A Call to Look Past Sustainable Development. Photo The average citizen of Nepal consumes about 100 kilowatt-hours of electricity in a year.

A Call to Look Past Sustainable Development

Cambodians make do with 160. Bangladeshis are better off, consuming, on average, 260. Then there is the fridge in your kitchen. A typical 20-cubic-foot refrigerator — Energy Star-certified, to fit our environmentally conscious times — runs through 300 to 600 kilowatt-hours a year. American diplomats are upset that dozens of countries — including Nepal, Cambodia and Bangladesh — have flocked to join China’s new infrastructure investment bank, a potential rival to the World Bank and other financial institutions backed by the United States. The reason for the defiance is not hard to find: The West’s environmental priorities are blocking their access to energy. A typical American consumes, on average, about 13,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a year. Continue reading the main story Average electricity consumption Kilowatt-hours per capita per year, 2011 Changing the conversation will not be easy. Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures.

Titled. United Nations 2015: Time for Global Action. Poverty in Perspective: An infographic from the 2015 DATA Report. Theconversation. SDGsWorkshopMay13 Report web. From%20Policy%20to%20Action,%20Australian%20Aid%20and%20the%20Sustainable%20Development%20Goals%20FINAL. Sustainable Development Goals an overview. Global Compact Network Australia. In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – 17 global goals which lay out a path to 2030 to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and protect our planet.

Global Compact Network Australia

Business has a crucial role to play in achieving the SDGs – through responsible business operations, new business models, investment, innovation and technology, and collaboration. Further, the SDGs cover a broad range of issues relevant to companies – from poverty and inequality, to climate change – and engaging with the SDG agenda can help companies understand and link their strategies with global priorities. Business can use the SDGs to identify future business opportunities, enhance the value of their corporate sustainability strategies, strengthen stakeholder relations, and engage with stakeholders through a common framework and language. How social enterprise Thankyou is fighting global poverty.

To date the company has funded safe water access for 192,367 people, hygiene and sanitation programs for 302,814 people and 12.1 million days’ worth of food aid to people in need, as well as funding for long-term sustainable food projects.

How social enterprise Thankyou is fighting global poverty

Over its seven-year journey, Thankyou has given in excess of $3.7 million to fund projects. Despite their achievements, director and co-founder of Thankyou Daniel Flynn explains their retail competitors are fierce, and have billion-dollar investors and huge marketing budgets. To compete and scale up a not-for-profit business is incredibly difficult. So how did Thankyou – in fact, how would any social enterprise – succeed? We put this question to Dr Fara Azmat from Deakin Business School, whose background is in social entrepreneurship and community development. Create a reputation of worthiness with innovative ideas.