Why we must support young people to monitor national progress on the SDGs

Young people can play a formative role in citizen-led review of the Sustainable Development Goals using data. In this blog, Keya Khandaker of Accountability Advocates argues that organisations must support young people to collect data and support them to tell the UK government to do better on the SDGs.Read more

The CYCLES project: Finding ways for young people to live well in cities

Finding ways for young people to live well in cities is one of the most urgent and difficult tasks confronting all communities. The CYCLES project studies young lives, wellbeing and prosperity in seven cities. Sylvia Nissen from CUSP explains the project and some early findings.Read more

The Global Goals: an urgent and timely call for systems thinking and innovative partnerships

Two years after the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals there are still too few champions, ambassadors and implementers of this ambitious agenda. There are also too few partnerships for the goals being showcased, to inspire others and invite further ac-tion. Valérie Amato explains why now is the time to act.Read more

Three ways for businesses to support the Sustainable Development Goals

There’s a lot of talk about why businesses need to get behind the Sustainable Development Goals, but working out how to do this is not as easy. Colin Curtis from TBL Services shares three tips to help you get started.Read more

SDG16 and the importance of participation: How is the UK approaching this challenge?

Goal 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals is a crucial part of delivering sustainable development. In this blog, Andrea Westall, of the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development, explores the UK Government’s approach to the Goal.Read more

Three things we need to build strong partnerships for the SDGs

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires collective action but our approach to working together needs to reflect the way that sectors have, and are, evolving. Emily Auckland explains.Read more

Reporting national progress on the SDGs: indicators and prioritisation in the UK

The UK has committed to reporting on national progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. But how should the UK approach the 232 statistical indicators adopted as the global way of measuring progress? The Office of National Statistics consultation is just the start of the conversation says Graham Long, from the Institute for Sustainability at Newcastle University.Read more

Challenging the UK’s food system to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals offer us an opportunity to challenge a food system in the UK that is unhealthy, unfair and unsustainable. In this blog, Robin Hinks from the Food Foundation explains why and how.Read more

The impact of small businesses on the Global Goals

What impact can SMEs have on the Sustainable Development Goals in the UK? "A lot" says Carolina Karlstrom, in this blog she explains why and suggests some simple actions SMEs can take.Read more

Are Science Based Targets the solution for measuring business contributions to the SDGs?

Companies are struggling to measure their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. Science Based Targets could offer a solution says Priti Hoffman from DNV GLRead more

We’ve voted, what now for sustainable development?

After the pause in action following the calling of a snap election Emily Auckland asks what’s next for UKSSD’s work on the Sustainable Development Goals with the Government?Read more

Learning with Impact International on the shores of Lake Windermere

In the first week of June we joined our partners Impact International for their annual event, Learnfest. Emily Auckland reflects on what she learnt at this one-of-a-kind event on the shores of Lake Windermere.Read more

Celebrating 60: Looking back and moving forwards

As we celebrate PwC becoming our 60th Partner, UKSSD Network Director, Emily Auckland, reflects on what we’ve achieved and what we need to do next.Read more

No hiding place: Why the UK can no longer ignore inequality

The UK is so unequal that the richest 1,000 people have amassed as much wealth as the poorest 40 per cent of the population put together. In this blog Lucy Shaddock from The Equality Trust explores the inclusion of inequality in the Sustainable Development Goals and the Governments response.Read more

The Government has no clear plan for the Global Goals in the UK

Today the Environmental Audit Committee launched its report on the Sustainable Development Goals in the UK. Emily Auckland reflects on the report and discussions from the day.Read more

DFID's approach to the SDGs in the UK and beyond

There is much to be welcomed in the government’s first attempt at outlining a UK response to the Sustainable Development Goals at home and abroad. Dr Graham Long explores what’s good, and what’s missing, on behalf of UKSSD.Read more

Making ourselves heard – Prime Minister responds to our call for action on sustainable development

In January more than 80 UK companies wrote to the Prime Minister about how sustainable development is good for business and asking her government to engage with the Sustainable Development Goals. In this blog Dominic White of WWF shares his views on her response to our letter and questions whether it's what we wanted to hear.Read more

Creating positive change with the Sustainable Development Goals in the UK

On 1 March 2017, over 250 people came together in London to explore how the ambition of the Sustainable Development Goals could transform the UK. In this blog Emmelie Brownlee of Bioregional explores the emerging themes of the day.Read more

Business and the Sustainable Development Goals: what do they mean for you?

In September 2015 the United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this blog we explore what the SDGs mean to business and what opportunities delivering the goals could create for your organisation.Read more