The importance of sustainability for politics, business and society has risen sharply in recent years. This is also due to the commitment of many dedicated people who, through their tireless work, have put sustainability right at the top of the agenda of political and commercial decision-makers. Nevertheless, the relevance of the SDGs, as a globally accepted framework for sustainable development, is not yet perceived equally everywhere.
In order to change this, we support several outstanding initiatives that promote awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals, particularly in business and the financial sector, and encourage young people to develop and implement innovative solutions to achieve the SDG.
The StartGreen Award, an initiative of the renowed Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability, strengthens founders of the Green Economy by supporting innovative start-ups in the field of climate protection and sustainability and providing visibility in the German and European scene. As in 2018, SDG INVESTMENTS® is also the main partner for the StartGreen Award in 2019.
FNG Market Report
The annual market report on sustainable investments by FNG , the industry association for sustainable investments in German speaking countries, presents the latest figures and current trends on the markets in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The publication has been the reference regarding sustainable investments for politicians, industry insiders, scientists and journalists since 2005. SDG INVESTMENTS® is proud to support the reports by FNG since 2018.
Global Goals JAM
The Global Goals JAM is a bottom-up initative where creative teams work together on local challenges related to the Sustainable Development Goals in a two day event. Using a tailored toolkit, the teams create interventions aimed at short term targets in support of the long term SDGs. But more than an event, the Global Goals JAM is also a network of cities and organisations that are excited to engage their local communities to create real impact for the SDGs. SDG INVESTMENTS® supports the Global Goals JAM Berlin 2018 and 2019 and helps to bring the event also to Frankfurt for the first time in 2019.
UNLEASH is a global innovation lab that brings together people from all over the world to transform 1000 personal insights into hundreds of ideas, and build lasting global networks around the Sustainable Development Goals. UNLEASH is a non-profit started in 2017. Since 2017, UNLEASH has been held in Denmark and in Singapore. In 2019, UNLEASH will take place in Shenzhen in China. SDG INVESTMENTS® is an UNLEASH Talent Partner and supports young people to commit themselves to the SDGs in the context of UNLEASH.
WORLD'S LARGEST LESSON
World’s Largest Lesson introduces the Sustainable Development Goals to children and young people everywhere and unites them in action. The initative proviedes free, open source teaching resources about the SDGs, which are available online in over 10 languages. The materials can be used to teach lessons, run projects and engage young people in supporting the Global Goals. SDG INVESTMENTS® helps to increase awareness about the World’s Largest Lesson and encourages schools and teachers in Germany to use the materials.