What my work in Papua New Guinea taught me about gender equality (Guest blog – SDG 5: Gender Equality)

This week's article is written by Erin Wallis, a social innovation consultant in Melbourne, Australia. For the last two years, I have been incredibly lucky to work with social entrepreneurs across Papua New Guinea (PNG), learning their business models and hearing their stories.  One of the benefits to this work is it has been an…

Good Health and Wellbeing: SDG 3

This goal is probably more important than ever this year. The pandemic is highlighting the fragility of the global health system. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3 is to 'Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages.' The targets range from lowering global maternity mortality rates to reducing road accidents.  There are 13…

Food Security and Local Food Systems: SDG 2- Zero Hunger

Sustainable Development Goal number 2 is Zero Hunger. Now, the goal may be slightly misleading because the targets that sit under Zero Hunger encompass all aspects of food. Everything from food insecurity, malnutrition, small scale farming, sustainable agriculture and genetic diversity protection of plants, to name a few. Last week I did the first goal,…

SDG #1 : No Poverty

I started this 17 week blog challenge to learn about the Sustainable Development Goals. They are a set of goals by the United Nations that highlight the social, environmental and economic progress we need to make by 2030 to ensure no one is left behind. This is my first week of the challenge and I…

Join The 17 Week Sustainable Development Goal Challenge

A lot can happen in a decade. In fact, a lot can happen in a year. Just look at 2020. We've seen the world completely shift. It makes us question- what will 2030 look like? What do we hope for? What do we expect? This year was not what anyone hoped or expected. Thinking to…

How Doughnut Economics Can Reshape Capitalism

Recently, Amsterdam announced that their economic plan to rebuild post COVID-19 will involve a doughnut! However, this doughnut is not the sweet treat we all know and love. It is an economic model by Kate Raworth, an Oxford economist. The challenge we face When we look at the economic challenges and ramifications we face in…

Meet The First Social Entrepreneurship Hub In Azerbaijan

About 5 months ago I did not know anything about the country Azerbaijan. However, this all changed on a bus in Germany. Making small talk as we waited for the ever-late Flixbus, I met a guy from Azerbaijan. He told me all about his country, his start-up and how the country needs to focus on…

The Sweetest Social Enterprise In Azerbaijan

My time in Azerbaijan has been a surprise. The buildings, culture, food and people have exceeded all expectations. However, I was not expecting to meet a 22 year social entrepreneur with bold, impactful plans!  I had the opportunity to meet Sara Rajabli, a 22 year old social entrepreneur in Baku, Azerbaijan. Her experience is incredibly…

The Global Pact Saving Our Urban Food System

Today, just over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. According to the United Nations, by 2050 this is expected to grow to almost 70 percent with an additional 2.4 billion urban dwellers worldwide. Currently, global cities account for 3 percent of land mass but are responsible for the majority of resource consumption…

5 Ways the Spanish Government is Leading the Global Goals Agenda

With just over 10 years to go to reach the United Nations' The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), strong and urgent action must be taken now. There are 17 goals that create a global blueprint to ensure no one is left behind, focusing on protecting people and planet in all forms across the world. The goals…