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How a sustainable strategy can help your company grow

With the increasing global focus on climate and sustainability, having a sustainable strategy for your business is more important than ever before. Companies need to look further than their own challenges and create strategies that incorporate work on larger global challenges and trends. These issues are likely to greatly accelerate in importance in the future…
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LIFE ON BIKE: SUSTAINABILITY GOALS IN SMALL BUSINESS

How do you put the SDGs into action as a small enterprise? When the UN launched the 17 Sustainable Development Goals back in 2015, it seemed to me that the framework for measures and indicators was directed towards large organisations’ measurement standards. So, I asked myself how the SDGs can be applied in small enterprises.…
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SDG 2: Zero Hunger

What is the purpose of SDG 2? SDG 2’s purpose is to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030. Reason for working with SDG 2: As of 2014, 795 million people were estimated to be chronically undernourished. Often, this is a direct consequence of environmental degradation, drought, and loss of biodiversity. How are…
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SDG 13: Climate Action

What is the purpose of SDG 13? SDG 13 takes urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. Reasons for working with SDG 13: Global warming continues to break annual records, with the strongest storms, hottest years, longest droughts and more. The arctic ice is melting at an alarming rate, and the global average…
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SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy

WHAT: Ensuring universal access to affordable electricity by 2030. WHY: Our consumption of fossil fuel has been and continues to be the primary driver of global climate change. At the same time, more and more people demand access to cheap energy, which provides the basis for a good living standard. However, one in seven people…
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SDG 14: Life Below Water

WHAT: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. WHY: Our oceans absorb 30 percent of manmade carbon dioxide. The added greenhouse gasses to the oceans leads to acidification, which results in habitat change for marine life and for extensive coral bleaching. As well, the carbon dioxide absorbed by the…
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SDG 1: No Poverty

WHAT Eradicating poverty in all its forms. WHY According to the UNPD, eradicating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. Across the globe, more than 800 million people are still living on less than US$1.25 a day. For many, lacking food, clean drinking water, and sanitation, is a part…
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SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

WHAT To achieve full and productive employment, and decent work, for all women and men by 2030. WHY The growth rate for employment is slowing, with widening inequalities and not enough jobs to keep up with a growing labor force. In 2015 more than 204 million people were unemployed. Furthermore, as of 2017, there were…
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SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Why Focus on Cities In the last 30 years, cities have been growing at a fast pace in both developed and developing countries. People from less developed, rural parts of the country move into cities to benefit from jobs, housing, and services. Cities are attractive; because…
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SDG 5 : Gender equality

WHAT Ending all forms of discrimination against women and girls WHY Gender inequality is a worldwide issue, where women and girls are deprived of their basic rights and opportunities. Domestic violence, sexual assault, and gender-based discrimination still prevail globally, hindering equal opportunity and security. This goal aims to empower women and girls while securing freedom…
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