Our Commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations SDGs are key to successful global action on sustainability. At Change by Degrees, we help clients understand the goals and how their own sustainability ambitions best align to this international framework, using a range of specially designed resources including our SDG 10 Point Plan.
We also measure our own success according to the SDGs.
The breadth of our expertise and the interests of our clients mean that we make a positive contribution across the whole spectrum of the SDGs. However, the two SDGs we directly contribute to are SDG 4 on quality education and SDG 17 on Partnerships for the Goals. Working through these two goals means we can help our partners deliver impact across all of the SDGs from gender equality to climate action and sustainable communities to equity and wellbeing.
In this way we can magnify our positive impact by building the capacity of our clients and partners to deliver their sustainability actions, achieve their ambitions and inspire others to follow their lead.
SDG 4 - Quality Education
“Education liberates the intellect, unlocks the imagination and is fundamental for self-respect. It is the key to prosperity and opens a world of opportunities, making it possible for each of us to contribute to a progressive, healthy society. Learning benefits every human being and should be available to all” globalgoals.org
We believe in the power of education to unlock potential. We enable leaders to become sustainable change makers. This is why the foundation of the services we provide is to educate, support and equip these leaders and their teams.
Our goal is to increase sustainability knowledge and capability in organisations in direct response to SDG 4.
We will track our progress towards this goal by measuring the number of
- client employees that have directly experienced CbD training
- client employees participating in our employee engagement campaigns
SDG 17: Partnerships for Change
“The Global Goals can only be met if we work together. To build a better world, we need to be supportive, empathetic, inventive, passionate, and above all, cooperative.” globalgoals.org
We believe that collaboration and collective action are key to affecting positive change. We work with clients to align their behaviour to the SDGs so they can be part of the global collective effort to make business sustainable. In this way our clients take their place making the systemic change needed in society to achieve the SDGs and shape a better society.
Our goal is to influence and equip organisations to change behaviour and work collectively to contribute to a sustainable society, in direct response to SDG 17.
We will track our progress towards this goal by measuring the number of:
- client employees taking sustainable actions
- client organisations taking sustainability actions