Your words matter – how big organizations accidentally hinder sustainable change

Yesterday, while scrolling through my LinkedIn feed, I came across the following article from the World Economic Forum about SDG communication.

90% of the plastic polluting our oceans comes from just 10 rivers

SDG communication

This is a really interesting subject and I wanted to know more. However, what really got me, was the words the WEF decided should go along with it:

Eight of them are in Asia, two in Africa

Source: World Economic Forum

‘Urg’ I thought to myself. ‘That’s a bad choice of words for this piece’.

The World Economic Forum, an International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation, is committed to improving the state of the world.…

Social Media and behavioral change – saving time, money and cutting the bulls***

In this post, you’ll get hands-on examples of how to use social media in SDGs for quick and dirty behavioral change campaigns. One of them took me 10 minutes to make and saved my workplace 2-4 weeks of work, and thousands of dollars.

In my day job, I convert recycling advice and environmental information into information that makes sense, and more importantly, that you can act on.

If I make you wiser that’s good, but I’m still only halfway there. For me to succeed, I need to give you the information you need, and the tools to act on it, while giving you that little push you need to change your actions.…

SDG 4: Quality education

What is the purpose of SDG 4?

The purpose of SDG 4 is to ensure inclusive and decent quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for everyone.

Some of the targets are free primary and secondary education with comparable learning abilities and outcomes, access to affordable technical education to reduce barriers in skills development, eliminating discrimination in education in terms of ethnicity, religion, race, gender or political opinion, ensure universal literacy and numeracy and guarantee the supply of qualified teachers in developing countries.

How is SDG 4 connected to other goals?

SDG 3 (health and well being) – Securing sexual education and services including providing information about family planning, sexually transmitted infections, gender identity, contraception, etc.…

SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals

What is the purpose of SDG 17?

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

Reasons to work with SDG 17

Without a global commitment to sustainable development goals, they serve as little more than good intentions. The will and cooperation of the United Nations is the backbone that can drive global change.

This also means ensuring fair and continued financial aid, between countries. As of 2016, only six countries met the international target to keep official development assistance above 0.7% of gross national income. At the same time, 79% of all imports from developing countries enter developed countries duty-free, an imbalance which keeps developing countries struggling for financial independence.…