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Measuring Progress through Data and Narratives: Celebrating the First Anniversary of the 2030 Agenda

Lynn M. Wagner | Posted 09.29.2016 | World
Lynn M. Wagner

Member States of the United Nations recognized the power of goal setting for achieving objectives through their decision in June 2012, to negotiate a ...

How mass media can tap into human biology to advance the Sustainable Development Goals

Aric Noboa | Posted 09.29.2016 | World
Aric Noboa

Discovery Learning Alliance/Patrick Toselli Philo Farnsworth believed television would help bring about world peace. It hasn't quite worked out that ...

Innovating a Path to Water Abundance

XPRIZE | Posted 09.28.2016 | Green

By Alisa Ferguson I walked outside the other day and something seemed off. The sky was dim, overcast. The ground was wet. I felt something dripping o...

The Sustainable Development Goals will not be Achieved if the Humanitarian Community Fails Refugees and Internally Displaced People

Dr Jodi Nelson | Posted 09.25.2016 | Impact
Dr Jodi Nelson

As world leaders converged upon New York last week, it was difficult not to feel cynical about their ability to help the 65 million people forced from...

Unlocking Women's Economic Opportunity

Rick Goings | Posted 09.24.2016 | Women
Rick Goings

It's been one year since world leaders gathered at the United Nations to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): a critical set of commitments by global leaders to end poverty, safeguard our environment and achieve gender parity within the next 15 years.

Financing The SDG Data Needs: What Does It Cost?

Johannes Jütting | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Johannes Jütting

With the adoption of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals by Heads of States last fall in New York, the urgent practical question is how to finance the data needs of such an ambitious and universal agenda.

Ending corruption will help deliver on our development promises: the Sustainable Development Goals one year on

José Ugaz | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
José Ugaz

Millions of people around the world could be lifted out of their daily hardship and misery if the money lost to corruption was invested in sustainable...

Clean Energy: The Not-So-Dirty Secret to Global Economic Prosperity

Ken Berlin | Posted 09.23.2016 | Green
Ken Berlin

In a week of dark news dominated by a senseless terror attack, police shootings, and the increasingly divisive presidential campaign, there was a mome...

Dalai Lama & Archbishop Tutu: Giving the World Your Joy

His Holiness the Dalai Lama | Posted 09.23.2016 | World
His Holiness the Dalai Lama

We, the elder generation, have created a lot of problems in the twentieth century. The generations of the twenty-first century will have to find the solutions for them.

A Better Future Awaits

Megan MacGarry | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Megan MacGarry

This is an ambitious agenda and we can see the world we want ahead. In order to achieve this however, we all will have to work together.

Jobs Make the World Go 'Round - Entrepreneurs and solving the SDGs

Elizabeth Gore | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Elizabeth Gore

Did you know that when surveyed across the globe, folks under the age of 35 said the No. 1 thing they wanted was jobs? One year ago, I had the honor ...

Mayors Will Play Their Part in Delivering on the Paris Agreement

Mark Watts | Posted 09.22.2016 | Green
Mark Watts

During Climate Week NYC and the UN General Assembly in New York this week, the international community marks the ratification of the Paris Agreement b...

5 Ways to Drive Youth-Inclusive Economic Growth in Africa

Bill Reese | Posted 09.23.2016 | Impact
Bill Reese

The rate of working poverty among youth in Sub-Saharan Africa, a staggering 70 percent of whom earn less than $2 a day, has become one of the great ec...

Meaningful Corporations? Business Schools Can Help Us Get There

Jonas Haertle | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Jonas Haertle

The recent international conference of the Academy of Management posed a challenge to scholars and educators from around the world, just by choice of ...

How Can The SDGs Help Us Survive The Anthropocene Epoch?

Sir Andy Haines | Posted 09.22.2016 | Green
Sir Andy Haines

The future of humanity will be shaped by urban development.

Sustaining Peace for Development

Magdy Martínez-Solimán | Posted 09.22.2016 | Impact
Magdy Martínez-Solimán

A woman greets Members of the Technical Support Committee (TSC) of the Peace, Security and Cooperation for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) ...

Women Can Save the World

XPRIZE | Posted 09.21.2016 | Women

By Emily Musil Church, Ph.D., XPRIZE Empowering women is essential for creating a sustainable future. Women and girls are particularly susceptible t...

How We Can Achieve Goal 2: Ending Hunger

Åsa Skogström Feldt | Posted 09.21.2016 | World
Åsa Skogström Feldt

The "how" starts and ends with the people in the communities themselves: putting the decision-making power into the hands of local groups is fundamental to achieving the end of hunger and the achievement of all of the SDGs, which are interconnected.

A Practical Solution to Ending Global Poverty--the Wonderbag at Work

Sarah Collins | Posted 09.21.2016 | Impact
Sarah Collins

Eight years ago I woke with a start at 2 in the morning with an idea--a big idea, one of those ideas that is so powerful your waking mind can't even c...

Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Force For Change

Ian Somerhalder | Posted 09.23.2016 | Green
Ian Somerhalder

This world is an awesome place but it needs fresh eyes to defend it.

Energy Is at the Core of the Sustainable Development Goals

Niels B. Christiansen | Posted 09.20.2016 | Green
Niels B. Christiansen

Access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy is crucial to achieving many of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our Water Wake-up Call; What Will Be Yours?

Muhtar Kent | Posted 09.22.2016 | Business
Muhtar Kent

Our world has a water problem. It is an issue my company has grappled with for years in many parts of the world. It's no secret global water suppli...

How To Finance A New Climate Economy

Felipe Calderón | Posted 09.26.2016 | Green
Felipe Calderón

We know the capital exists for low-carbon infrastructure; we just need to unlock it.

The Change We Need to Make to Achieve a Sustainable Future: Thinking Beyond Issues and Sectors to People

Kathy Calvin | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

Climate change, refugees and migrants, peacebuilding, sustainable development, and gender equality are just some of the issues that are prominent this...

Leaders must take action now to help women and girls

Tewodros Melesse | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics
Tewodros Melesse

For the last 16 years, health worker, Olufemi Fabiyi has gone out to some of the hardest areas to reach in rural parts of Nigeria to give sexual and r...