08/08/2018 - Press release
"There can be no sustainable development without profound changes in food systems". This call for change was issued by an international group of experts dubbed the "Milano Group" (see box), whose members have written an article published in the journal Agronomy for Sustainable Development.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have challenged both the public and private sector to amplify the outcomes of purpose-driven work. Part of this challenge involves aligning impact reporting – communicating the difference you have made – to the impact categories outlined in the SDGs. Globally, social enterprises are the carriers and medium of impact because of the very nature of their work, the model of their organisation and their intent to create change.
The SDGs will not be easy to achieve and, in the case of some goals, will necessitate complete transformation of existing systems and practices. Despite this challenge, however, the goals also represent an immense economic opportunity.
In essence, the SDGs can help businesses to connect their strategies with global priorities while also playing their part in ensuring that no one is left behind.
The initiative is looking for local solutions to global 21st century problems. A joint initiative between the World Bank Group and the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the Ideas for Action Competition empowers young leaders worldwide to share their ideas for financing and implementing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. For details please use the link attached. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/submit-your-proposal-2018-ideas4action-competition-dominic-johnson/?trackingId=E%2FoG7HbyTKY6Ma9Y7Tj2ew%3D%3D
About the Sustainable Development Goals
The concept of sustainable world was first formed in 1987 when the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development released the report Our Common Future. Sustainable development was then defined as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”. However, it has been unclear how to make this idea operational. The acceptance of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the UN General Assembly in September 2015 was a crucial step because it translated the idea of sustainability into 17 concrete, measurable goals covering every aspect of life. The 17 Global Goals comprise 169 targets that aim to transform our world by 2030.
SoilCares interviewed professor Johan Bouma, a renowned soil scientist, about the importance of soil in creating a sustainable world and how SoilCares can contribute to it.
SoilCares talks about the importance of soil in creating a sustainable world with retired Professor Johan Bouma, a Dutch soil scientists with vast experience working for Wageningen University and Research Centre. He shares his views on soil’s role in attaining the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and how SoilCares can relate to this and contribute to making the world more sustainable.
Professor Bouma, can you elaborate on the importance of soil in creating a more sustainable world?
Johan Bouma: "The concept of a sustainable world was first articulated in 1987 in the Brundtland Report. Nobody is against a sustainable world, of course, but in the past it was difficult to make it clear what a sustainable world really would entail and how to make it operational. I think the acceptance
The vision of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on all countries and stakeholders to work together to end hunger and prevent all forms of malnutrition by 2030. This ambition can only be fulfilled if agriculture and food systems become sustainable, so that food supplies are stable and all people have access to adequate nutrition and health. The start of the 2030 Agenda coincided with the launch of the United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition (2016–2025), adding impetus to these commitments by providing a time-bound, cohesive framework for action.
This year’s edition of The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World marks the beginning of a new era in monitoring the progress made towards achieving a world without hunger and malnutrition, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically, the report will monitor progress towards... Read more
CSR Asia, Oxfam and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) jointly published a report to highlight the role of the agribusiness sector in the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states in the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From ending poverty and hunger to responding to climate change and sustaining our natural resources, food and agriculture.
There is an expectation that businesses - including agribusinesses - will use their resources, capabilities and creativity in delivering real solutions to these global challenges. Private business activity, investment and innovation are seen as the major drivers of productivity, inclusive economic growth and job creation. In the region, there is a need for businesses to adopt a more sustainable strategy for growth, not only looking for eco... Read more
Annual conference of the Ethiopian Society of Soil Science. Event open to old and first-time dues paying members.
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