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“Ours can be the first generation to end poverty – and the last generation to address climate change before it is too late.”

Secretary General, UN

The Sustainable Development Goals

In September 2015, 193 world leaders agreed to 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development. If these Goals are completed, it would mean an end to extreme poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.

With 17 goals, it can be confusing as to where to start. Leadership for Sustainability offers facilitation and training solutions to help your organization firstly understand and then integrate the SDGs into your business operations.

The SDG Leadership Challenge can be delivered either as a stand-alone workshop or as a part of a leadership development programme. I can also design and facilitate bespoke experiences for your organization tailored specifically to your needs and key areas of interest and impact.

For more information on the SDGs (Global Goals) have a look at the UN website. For some great videos, visit Project Everyone –  a campaign to ensure that everyone on the planet knows what the Global Goals are, so that they stand the greatest chance of being achieved.

To talk about how I can help your organization contribute to the Global Goals, please email me for more information – sian@leadershipforsustainability.co.uk

The SDG Leadership Challenge

A recent survey by Accenture & the United Nations of over 1000 global CEOs revealed that 87% believe that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an opportunity to ‘rethink approaches to sustainable value creation’. However, another survey by Ethical Corporation revealed that only 46% of people surveyed in Europe said that their organization was looking to engage the UN SDGs (54% in Asia Pacific).

Whilst these surveys targeted different populations they nevertheless point to a gap between intention and action. The SDG Leadership Challenge is a first step in addressing this gap.

The Workshop

The SDG Leadership Challenge is a 2-day workshop designed to raise leaders’ awareness of the SDGs and how they can be used to create sustainable value for their organization.

It will enable them to

  • Gain a clear understanding of the SDGs
  • Investigate where their business operations intersect with the different goals
  • Understand what their organization is currently achieving in the different SDG areas and where there are gaps
  • Generate ideas for integrating the SDGs into their business operations
  • Prepare and present a proposal to senior leaders on how the SDGs can help their business to create sustainable value

It can be run either as a stand-alone workshop or as an element of a broader leadership programme. If part of a leadership programme it can be tailored to highlight the specific learning objectives of the programme. Key capabilities it could cover include leadership, teamwork, creativity & innovation, strategic thinking, dealing with complexity and ambiguity and project management.

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