#wefimpact Meet the 100 Coalitions accelerating climate action and sustainable development

World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2018
24-25 September, New York, USA

The Sustainable Development Impact Summit is a platform to fast-track solutions to the world’s most complex problems. By focussing all sectors of society into working together and applying technological innovation we can achieve far-reaching, sustainable impact. The summit is spotlighting and scaling 100 alliances, coalitions and cross-sector initiatives for climate action and sustainable development.

“The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals is an absolute must to ensure a peaceful and prosperous future for humankind. Governments are challenged to fulfil their commitments, but business has a key role to play in providing the know-how and the technologies to reach the objective in more efficient and innovative ways,” said Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum.

Click on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals below to find out how each coalition is driving collective action. Most coalitions are working on multiple Goals.

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Goal 1: No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Digital identity
Accelerator for decentralized identity

Over one billion people cannot prove who they are. They struggle to access basic services, finance, formal employment or owning a registered business. Digital identification systems are a development priority but must give users control over how their identity is used. This programme advances such "decentralized" applications.

Environmental, social and governance reporting
Advancing Global Environmental, Social and Governance Standards

There is no universal standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, which is slowing progress for sustainable investing. This initiative seeks a more effective system, improving transparency, corporate performance and the use of ESG in investments.

Philanthropic impact
Co-Impact

Co-Impact connects philanthropists and social change leaders from around the world who share a vision of driving health, education, and economic opportunity initiatives that deliver enduring results for millions of people.

Digital identity
ID2020

Over a billion people live without an officially recognized identity, causing massive and needless friction in their lives. ID2020 seeks to channel resources and public-private cooperation on high impact pilot projects.

Sustainable infrastructure
Initiative on Closing the Investment Gap

To achieve the SDGs, USD $1 trillion a year investment is needed fo clean in developing countries until 2030. This initiative is targeting pilot countries to develop a model for scaling up investment in sustainable infrastructure.

Agricultural investment
Inter-Agency Working Group on Responsible Agricultural Investment

Agricultural production needs to grow by 60% by 2050 to meet rising food demand. Innovative solutions are needed for food security, poverty alleviation and rural development. This group aims to do this through evidence on the impacts of agricultural investment and advice on how to improve agricultural productivity, profitability and sustainability.

Climate change mitigation
Islamic Relief Worldwide: Solar-Powered Drip Irrigation

Farming communities one of the pooerest parts of Kenya are fighting back against drought using solar power and precision irrigation. These technologies have enabled a trebling of yields for crops like tomatoes and onions, while using 80% less water and incurring 75% lower running costs than traditional irrigation.

Climate change
Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)

This CEO-led initiative aims to lead this sector's response to climate change by encouraging tinvestment in economically-viable technologies that have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions .

Inclusive development
Pathways for Prosperity

This commission will examine how to turn the potential risks of technological change into opportunities for inclusive development with a focus on the poorest.

Digital identity
Platform for Good Digital Identity

Identity is foundational for economic and social opportunity yet over one billion people are unable to prove who they are. This platform advances shared practice of fit-for-purpose and secure identities that respects privacy and personal freedoms.

Deforestation
REDD+ Business Initiative

Companies play a critical role in reducing tropical forest loss - crucial for biodiversity and reducing climate change. This programme helps companies participate in strengthening the rights and prospects of local communities and thereby reducing carbon emissions.

Sustainable cobalt
Responsible Cobalt Initiative

The cobalt supply chain has given rise human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This initiative works towardsan inclusive, sustainable and responsible cobalt supply chain, promoting standards, risk management, due diligence, and an end to the root causes of abuse.

Sustainable development philanthropy
SDG Philanthropy Platform

The Sustainable Development Goals require a broad collaboration of actors and resources. This platform aims to mobilize greater resources and create greater awareness among philanthropic organizations on SDG opportunities and needs.

Sustainable investing
Sustainable Development Investment Partnership

The financing gap to achieve the SDGs in developing countries is about US$2.5 trillion a year. This partnership of 41 members institutions, hosted by the World Economic Forum and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, builds coalitions of public and private actors to solve financing challenges for sustainable and climate resilient projects in developing countries.

Battery technology
Global Battery Alliance

The move to renewables and electric transport is fueling a booming market for batteries - which comes at a cost. This alliance aims to ensure that the production and value chains of batteries are sustainable and innovative.

Deforestation
UN-REDD Programme

The programme supports 64 developing countries in reducing emissions from deforestation while reorient the development of national economies toward deforestation-free growth.

Business and sustability
World Business Council for Sustainable Development

A global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses and partners working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

Global goals
Project Everyone

This campaing aims to ensure that everyone on the planet knows what the Global Goals are, so that they stand the greatest chance of being achieved.

Forests, food and land
Climate and Land Use Alliance

This alliance supports land use policies and practices that mitigate climate change, benefit people, and protect the environment.

Sustainable solutions
Sustainable Development Solutions Network

This network operates under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General to mobilize scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the SDGs and Paris Climate Agreement.

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Goal 2: Zero hunger

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

Biodiversity conservation
Biodiversity Action Agenda

The air we breathe, water we drink and food we eat rely on biodiversity, but right now it is in crisis – because of us. Our planet's natural capital can bounce back, if we just offer it the chance. This alliance is driving the support, funding and public momentum to do this.

Environmental, social and governance reporting
Advancing Global Environmental, Social and Governance Standards

There is no universal standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, which is slowing progress for sustainable investing. This initiative seeks a more effective system, improving transparency, corporate performance and the use of ESG in investments.

Philanthropic impact
Co-Impact

Co-Impact connects philanthropists and social change leaders from around the world who share a vision of driving health, education, and economic opportunity initiatives that deliver enduring results for millions of people.

Preserving biodiversity
Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD)

The planet's biological diversity is a life support system and has potentially millions of undiscovered benefits (genetic resources) that could be shared equitably and sustainably. This UN convention is leading efforts to create a new global pact on biodiversity - equivalent to the Paris climate agreement.

Technology for African development
Digital Earth Africa

As climate risks intensify, this initiative uses new data and satellite technologies to help stakeholders in Africa solve some of the continent's greatest challenges and meet the needs of its fast growing population.

Targets for the earth.
Earth Targets Platform

Many businesses want clear targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with what scientists say is required to limit the risk of catastrophic climate change. This project aims to extend specific the science-based target approach from climate change to water, land, biodiversity and other planetary boundaries.

Food and land use
Food and Land Use Coalition

This alliance is finding a healthier, less wasteful, climate friendly way to feed over nine billion people by 2050.

Global food systems
Food Systems Dialogue

One in three people worldwide suffer from malnutrition and over 800 million people in the agriculture sector living below the poverty line. This initiative is aimed at developing science-based targets for action and new collaboration platforms to transform global food systems.

Ocean health
Friends of Ocean Action

The ocean stabilizes our climate, provides a nutritious food supply and provides over half the planet’s oxygen. Yet human activity is putting this in crisis. The Friends of Ocean Action is fast tracking practical solutions for a healthy ocean.

Sustainable ocean economy
High Level Panel on Sustainable Ocean Economy

To meet the needs of a growing population, more of our food, energy, industries, jobs, medicine, minerals and transport will have to come from the oceans. The panel will advance action on ocean health and the construction of a sustainable ocean economy, combining conservation with the responsible exploitation of marine resources.

Agricultural investment
Inter-Agency Working Group on Responsible Agricultural Investment

Agricultural production needs to grow by 60% by 2050 to meet rising food demand. Innovative solutions are needed for food security, poverty alleviation and rural development. This group aims to do this through evidence on the impacts of agricultural investment and advice on how to improve agricultural productivity, profitability and sustainability.

Climate change mitigation
Islamic Relief Worldwide: Solar-Powered Drip Irrigation

Farming communities one of the pooerest parts of Kenya are fighting back against drought using solar power and precision irrigation. These technologies have enabled a trebling of yields for crops like tomatoes and onions, while using 80% less water and incurring 75% lower running costs than traditional irrigation.

Alternative proteins
Meat: the Future

By 2050, demand for meat is projected to double. This initiatve helps leaders accelerate and grow a future of affordable, sustainable, healthy protein that optimally delivers on the growing population's nutritional needs while remaining within our planet's boundaries.

Green growth
Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals (P4G)

This network of world leaders targets market-based actions to supply humanity’s greatest needs: food, water, energy and healthy cities.

Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy

This platform brings business, civil society experts, and government leaders together to radically reduce waste - particularly along plastic and electronic supply chains.

Sustainable development philanthropy
SDG Philanthropy Platform

The Sustainable Development Goals require a broad collaboration of actors and resources. This platform aims to mobilize greater resources and create greater awareness among philanthropic organizations on SDG opportunities and needs.

Water security
Global Water Initiative

This Forum-led initiative aims to reframe and re-energize the global dialogue on water security to support Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water and sanitation

Healthy, sustainable food
EAT Foundation

EAT is an international non-profit organization whose vision is a future where healthy and sustainable food is affordable, attractive and accessible to all.

Tech impact
Tech Impact 2030

Launched with the World Economic Forum and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Tech Impact 2030 is an open collaboration focused on bringing together technology, industry and government to power meaningful change by the year 2030.

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Goal 3: Good health and well being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Digital identity
Accelerator for decentralized identity

Over one billion people cannot prove who they are. They struggle to access basic services, finance, formal employment or owning a registered business. Digital identification systems are a development priority but must give users control over how their identity is used. This programme advances such "decentralized" applications.

Global health impact
Accelerator for Impact (a4i)

Tuberculosis kills more young people and adults than any other infestious disease despite millions spent on research and development, and antimicrobial resistant technologies. This initiative aims to drive efficient drug and healthcare product launches in countries where the disease burden is high.

Environmental, social and governance reporting
Advancing Global Environmental, Social and Governance Standards

There is no universal standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, which is slowing progress for sustainable investing. This initiative seeks a more effective system, improving transparency, corporate performance and the use of ESG in investments.

Access to healthcare
Coalition for Access to NCD Medicines and Products

This global, multistakeholder coalition is dedicated to increasing access to essential medicines and health products for non-communicable diseases in order to reduce the impact of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.

Vaccine development
Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

This alliance finances, coordinates and fast-tracks the development of new vaccines to prevent and contain infectious disease epidemics.

Philanthropic impact
Co-Impact

Co-Impact connects philanthropists and social change leaders from around the world who share a vision of driving health, education, and economic opportunity initiatives that deliver enduring results for millions of people.

Epidemics preparedness.
Epidemics Readiness Accelerator

Infectious disease outbreaks have grown significantly over the past 30 years, particularly with the growth of trade and travel. This coalition strengthens essential cooperation to improve epidemic readiness in areas of supply chain and logistics, travel and tourism, data and IT, communications, and legal and regulatory.

Food and land use
Food and Land Use Coalition

This alliance is finding a healthier, less wasteful, climate friendly way to feed over nine billion people by 2050.

Global food systems
Food Systems Dialogue

One in three people worldwide suffer from malnutrition and over 800 million people in the agriculture sector living below the poverty line. This initiative is aimed at developing science-based targets for action and new collaboration platforms to transform global food systems.

Child health
Global Financing Facility

This multistakeholder partnership is helping countries tackle the greatest health and nutrition issues affecting women, children and adolescents.

Digital identity
ID2020

Over a billion people live without an officially recognized identity, causing massive and needless friction in their lives. ID2020 seeks to channel resources and public-private cooperation on high impact pilot projects.

Climate change mitigation
Islamic Relief Worldwide: Solar-Powered Drip Irrigation

Farming communities one of the pooerest parts of Kenya are fighting back against drought using solar power and precision irrigation. These technologies have enabled a trebling of yields for crops like tomatoes and onions, while using 80% less water and incurring 75% lower running costs than traditional irrigation.

Alternative proteins
Meat: the Future

By 2050, demand for meat is projected to double. This initiatve helps leaders accelerate and grow a future of affordable, sustainable, healthy protein that optimally delivers on the growing population's nutritional needs while remaining within our planet's boundaries.

Digital identity
Platform for Good Digital Identity

Identity is foundational for economic and social opportunity yet over one billion people are unable to prove who they are. This platform advances shared practice of fit-for-purpose and secure identities that respects privacy and personal freedoms.

Sustainable development philanthropy
SDG Philanthropy Platform

The Sustainable Development Goals require a broad collaboration of actors and resources. This platform aims to mobilize greater resources and create greater awareness among philanthropic organizations on SDG opportunities and needs.

Sustainable investing
Sustainable Development Investment Partnership

The financing gap to achieve the SDGs in developing countries is about US$2.5 trillion a year. This partnership of 41 members institutions, hosted by the World Economic Forum and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, builds coalitions of public and private actors to solve financing challenges for sustainable and climate resilient projects in developing countries.

Battery technology
Global Battery Alliance

The move to renewables and electric transport is fueling a booming market for batteries - which comes at a cost. This alliance aims to ensure that the production and value chains of batteries are sustainable and innovative.

Sustainable livelihoods
The Human Safety Net

This is a global movement to empower disadvantaged people. It creates opportunities through investing, training and mentoring activities, particularly for families and refugees.

Universal health coverage
UHC2030

This initiative is bringing all stakeholders together to move towards universal healthcare coverage by 2030.

Water solutions
Water Security Rewired

This platform draws upon a diverse group of technology innovators, entrepreneurs, donors, academics, business leaders, governments and civil society organizations, to identify technology-enabled solutions for water security and bring them to scale.

Big data
World Economic Forum Trustworthy Data Initiative

Big data holds much promise for humanity - but there are well-founded concerns. This project will examine the benefits and risks data collaboration, develop tools for strengthening trust and will look for opportunities to apply big data insights where they can make an impact, especially in preparing for epidemics and natural disasters.

Water security
Global Water Initiative

This Forum-led initiative aims to reframe and re-energize the global dialogue on water security to support Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water and sanitation

Non-communicable disease
Defeat-NCD Partnership

This partnership aims to help tackle the most significant global health problem of the age: premature death, sickness, disability, and the associated social and economic impacts of selected non-communicable diseases.

Healthy, sustainable food
EAT Foundation

EAT is an international non-profit organization whose vision is a future where healthy and sustainable food is affordable, attractive and accessible to all.

Climate investors
CERES

This network of investors and companies is tackling the world’s biggest sustainability challenges, including climate change, water scarcity and pollution, and human rights abuses.

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Goal 4: Quality education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Digital identity
Accelerator for decentralized identity

Over one billion people cannot prove who they are. They struggle to access basic services, finance, formal employment or owning a registered business. Digital identification systems are a development priority but must give users control over how their identity is used. This programme advances such "decentralized" applications.

Environmental, social and governance reporting
Advancing Global Environmental, Social and Governance Standards

There is no universal standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, which is slowing progress for sustainable investing. This initiative seeks a more effective system, improving transparency, corporate performance and the use of ESG in investments.

Philanthropic impact
Co-Impact

Co-Impact connects philanthropists and social change leaders from around the world who share a vision of driving health, education, and economic opportunity initiatives that deliver enduring results for millions of people.

Data for education.
Education Data Solutions Roundtable

This initaitive aims to improve how developing countries gather accurate, comprehensive and timely data, essential to understanding where improvements in education systems are needed.

Digital identity
ID2020

Over a billion people live without an officially recognized identity, causing massive and needless friction in their lives. ID2020 seeks to channel resources and public-private cooperation on high impact pilot projects.

Sustainable infrastructure
Initiative on Closing the Investment Gap

To achieve the SDGs, USD $1 trillion a year investment is needed fo clean in developing countries until 2030. This initiative is targeting pilot countries to develop a model for scaling up investment in sustainable infrastructure.

Inclusive development
Pathways for Prosperity

This commission will examine how to turn the potential risks of technological change into opportunities for inclusive development with a focus on the poorest.

Digital identity
Platform for Good Digital Identity

Identity is foundational for economic and social opportunity yet over one billion people are unable to prove who they are. This platform advances shared practice of fit-for-purpose and secure identities that respects privacy and personal freedoms.

Sustainable development philanthropy
SDG Philanthropy Platform

The Sustainable Development Goals require a broad collaboration of actors and resources. This platform aims to mobilize greater resources and create greater awareness among philanthropic organizations on SDG opportunities and needs.

Talent and skills
Closing the Skills Gap

Over a third of the skills needed for jobs across industries will change by 2020. Education and training systems need to keep pace. This collaboration aims to close the skills gap and prepare for the future of work.

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Goal 5: Gender equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Closing the gender gap
Closing the Gender Gap Task Forces

It will take over 200 years to close the economic gender gap globally (at current rates) and too few countries are tackling the challenge. These national task forces focus on closing gaps in economic participation, remuneration and leadership, and prepare companies and countries for gender parity in the future of work.

Philanthropic impact
Co-Impact

Co-Impact connects philanthropists and social change leaders from around the world who share a vision of driving health, education, and economic opportunity initiatives that deliver enduring results for millions of people.

Gender inequality
Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada’s G7 Presidency

Gender inequality remains a pressing issue. The Council is mandated to promote a transformative G7 agenda and support leaders and ministers in ensuring that gender equality and gender-based analysis are integrated across all themes, activities and outcomes of Canada’s G7 Presidency.

Inclusive growth
GrowInclusive

This initative enables business, investors and policy makers to benchmark, find consensus on and accelerate their progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Gender equality
Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW)

This programme works with research teams around the world to generate evidence on women’s economic empowerment and to promote the use of research by key decision-makers.

Digital identity
ID2020

Over a billion people live without an officially recognized identity, causing massive and needless friction in their lives. ID2020 seeks to channel resources and public-private cooperation on high impact pilot projects.

Agricultural investment
Inter-Agency Working Group on Responsible Agricultural Investment

Agricultural production needs to grow by 60% by 2050 to meet rising food demand. Innovative solutions are needed for food security, poverty alleviation and rural development. This group aims to do this through evidence on the impacts of agricultural investment and advice on how to improve agricultural productivity, profitability and sustainability.

Inclusive development
Pathways for Prosperity

This commission will examine how to turn the potential risks of technological change into opportunities for inclusive development with a focus on the poorest.

Digital identity
Platform for Good Digital Identity

Identity is foundational for economic and social opportunity yet over one billion people are unable to prove who they are. This platform advances shared practice of fit-for-purpose and secure identities that respects privacy and personal freedoms.

Sustainable development philanthropy
SDG Philanthropy Platform

The Sustainable Development Goals require a broad collaboration of actors and resources. This platform aims to mobilize greater resources and create greater awareness among philanthropic organizations on SDG opportunities and needs.

Women in enterprise
SheTrades Initiative

Women own up to one third of enterprises in the world but are largely invisible in global corporate and government value chains. This nitiative aims to connect one million women entrepreneurs to market by 2020.

Dialogue
The Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth

This global partnership aims to address challenges in the global labour market and enable all people to benefit from globalisation by encouraging governments, businesses, unions and other organisations to make commitments to enhance social dialogue.

Empowering women
Unstereotype Alliance

This alliance aims to eradicate gender bias in how women are portrayed in the media. It focuses on empowering women regardless of ability, age, class, education, ethnicity, language, religion, sexuality.

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Goal 6: Clean water & sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Biodiversity conservation
Biodiversity Action Agenda

The air we breathe, water we drink and food we eat rely on biodiversity, but right now it is in crisis – because of us. Our planet's natural capital can bounce back, if we just offer it the chance. This alliance is driving the support, funding and public momentum to do this.

Environmental, social and governance reporting
Advancing Global Environmental, Social and Governance Standards

There is no universal standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, which is slowing progress for sustainable investing. This initiative seeks a more effective system, improving transparency, corporate performance and the use of ESG in investments.

Philanthropic impact
Co-Impact

Co-Impact connects philanthropists and social change leaders from around the world who share a vision of driving health, education, and economic opportunity initiatives that deliver enduring results for millions of people.

Marine plastic pollution
Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance

Ocean plastic pollution is a major threat to marine life and to the entire food chain. This alliance between Ghana, New Zealand. Sri Lanka, the UK and Vanuatu aims to eliminate single-use plastic.

Preserving biodiversity
Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD)

The planet's biological diversity is a life support system and has potentially millions of undiscovered benefits (genetic resources) that could be shared equitably and sustainably. This UN convention is leading efforts to create a new global pact on biodiversity - equivalent to the Paris climate agreement.

Technology for African development
Digital Earth Africa

As climate risks intensify, this initiative uses new data and satellite technologies to help stakeholders in Africa solve some of the continent's greatest challenges and meet the needs of its fast growing population.

Targets for the earth.
Earth Targets Platform

Many businesses want clear targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with what scientists say is required to limit the risk of catastrophic climate change. This project aims to extend specific the science-based target approach from climate change to water, land, biodiversity and other planetary boundaries.

CO2 capture
Global CO2 Initiative

This initiative develops and drives the deployment of technologies that can capture and convert carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into a commodity, with the goal of reducing the equivalent of 10 percent of current atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions annually by 2030 through the commercialization of CO2-based products.

Sustainable infrastructure
Initiative on Closing the Investment Gap

To achieve the SDGs, USD $1 trillion a year investment is needed fo clean in developing countries until 2030. This initiative is targeting pilot countries to develop a model for scaling up investment in sustainable infrastructure.

Climate change mitigation
Islamic Relief Worldwide: Solar-Powered Drip Irrigation

Farming communities one of the pooerest parts of Kenya are fighting back against drought using solar power and precision irrigation. These technologies have enabled a trebling of yields for crops like tomatoes and onions, while using 80% less water and incurring 75% lower running costs than traditional irrigation.

Alternative proteins
Meat: the Future

By 2050, demand for meat is projected to double. This initiatve helps leaders accelerate and grow a future of affordable, sustainable, healthy protein that optimally delivers on the growing population's nutritional needs while remaining within our planet's boundaries.

Green growth
Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals (P4G)

This network of world leaders targets market-based actions to supply humanity’s greatest needs: food, water, energy and healthy cities.

Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy

This platform brings business, civil society experts, and government leaders together to radically reduce waste - particularly along plastic and electronic supply chains.

Deforestation
REDD+ Business Initiative

Companies play a critical role in reducing tropical forest loss - crucial for biodiversity and reducing climate change. This programme helps companies participate in strengthening the rights and prospects of local communities and thereby reducing carbon emissions.

Sustainable development philanthropy
SDG Philanthropy Platform

The Sustainable Development Goals require a broad collaboration of actors and resources. This platform aims to mobilize greater resources and create greater awareness among philanthropic organizations on SDG opportunities and needs.

Sustainable investing
Sustainable Development Investment Partnership

The financing gap to achieve the SDGs in developing countries is about US$2.5 trillion a year. This partnership of 41 members institutions, hosted by the World Economic Forum and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, builds coalitions of public and private actors to solve financing challenges for sustainable and climate resilient projects in developing countries.

Plastic pollution
UN Environment Plastics Declaration

The UN Environment Plastic Declaration is a resolution signed by nearly 200 countries to eliminate plastic pollution in the sea.

Deforestation
UN-REDD Programme

The programme supports 64 developing countries in reducing emissions from deforestation while reorient the development of national economies toward deforestation-free growth.

Water solutions
Water Security Rewired

This platform draws upon a diverse group of technology innovators, entrepreneurs, donors, academics, business leaders, governments and civil society organizations, to identify technology-enabled solutions for water security and bring them to scale.

Water security
Global Water Initiative

This Forum-led initiative aims to reframe and re-energize the global dialogue on water security to support Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water and sanitation

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Goal 7: Affordable & Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

Climate change leadership
Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders

The 2015 Paris Agreement aims to keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. This alliance of private sector leaders will play its part in curbing climate change by collaborating across sectors and value chains.

Environmental, social and governance reporting
Advancing Global Environmental, Social and Governance Standards

There is no universal standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, which is slowing progress for sustainable investing. This initiative seeks a more effective system, improving transparency, corporate performance and the use of ESG in investments.

Carbon pricing leadership
Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

Carbon pricing shifts the social costs of climate change to polluters, encouraging them to reduce emissions and invest in clean energy and low-carbon growth. In this coalition, government and private sector partners make the business and environmental case for carbon pricing.

Philanthropic impact
Co-Impact

Co-Impact connects philanthropists and social change leaders from around the world who share a vision of driving health, education, and economic opportunity initiatives that deliver enduring results for millions of people.

Battery technology
European Battery Alliance

Batteries are at the heart of clean technologies and the fourth industrial revolution. The alliance aims to create a competitive and sustainable battery manufacturing value chain in Europe, making it a world leader in decarbonisation, digitisation and innovation.

CO2 capture
Global CO2 Initiative

This initiative develops and drives the deployment of technologies that can capture and convert carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into a commodity, with the goal of reducing the equivalent of 10 percent of current atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions annually by 2030 through the commercialization of CO2-based products.

Green growth
Global Green Growth Institute

The institute is building a more resilient world by advocating modern plans for green growth and industrial development to demonstrate the achievability of economic growth without environmental degradation.

Sustainable infrastructure
Initiative on Closing the Investment Gap

To achieve the SDGs, USD $1 trillion a year investment is needed fo clean in developing countries until 2030. This initiative is targeting pilot countries to develop a model for scaling up investment in sustainable infrastructure.

Clean energy
Mission Innovation

Mission Innovation aims to dramatically accelerate global clean energy innovation through increased research and development as well as private and governmental investment.

Climate change
Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)

This CEO-led initiative aims to lead this sector's response to climate change by encouraging tinvestment in economically-viable technologies that have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions .

Green growth
Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals (P4G)

This network of world leaders targets market-based actions to supply humanity’s greatest needs: food, water, energy and healthy cities.

Deforestation
REDD+ Business Initiative

Companies play a critical role in reducing tropical forest loss - crucial for biodiversity and reducing climate change. This programme helps companies participate in strengthening the rights and prospects of local communities and thereby reducing carbon emissions.

Blockchain for renewable energy
Scaling renewable energy with blockchain

Blockchain can be a powerful tool for growing the resilience of green energy markets. This project aims to drive blockchain-based Certificates of Origin systems for renewable electricity.

Sustainable development philanthropy
SDG Philanthropy Platform

The Sustainable Development Goals require a broad collaboration of actors and resources. This platform aims to mobilize greater resources and create greater awareness among philanthropic organizations on SDG opportunities and needs.

Sustainable investing
Sustainable Development Investment Partnership

The financing gap to achieve the SDGs in developing countries is about US$2.5 trillion a year. This partnership of 41 members institutions, hosted by the World Economic Forum and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, builds coalitions of public and private actors to solve financing challenges for sustainable and climate resilient projects in developing countries.

Renewable energy
Terrawatt Initiative

Investment in new capacity is needed to meet the world's clean energy goals so this initiative aims to accelerate universal access to renewable energy. It aims have mobilised the deployment of one terrawatt of competitive renewable capacity by 2030.

Battery technology
Global Battery Alliance

The move to renewables and electric transport is fueling a booming market for batteries - which comes at a cost. This alliance aims to ensure that the production and value chains of batteries are sustainable and innovative.

Sustainable energy
The Hydrogen Council

This council is a global initiative of leading energy, transport and industry companies with a united vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen to foster that energy transition through investment, high-level support and policy choices.

Deforestation
UN-REDD Programme

The programme supports 64 developing countries in reducing emissions from deforestation while reorient the development of national economies toward deforestation-free growth.

Climate change
World Alliance for Efficient Solutions

This alliance brings together the people and organisations involved in developing technologies that protect the environment. These "1000 solutions" will be presented to governments, businesses and institutions to step up environmental and energy ambitions.

Climate mission
Mission 2020

Convened by Christiana Figueres this shared global campaign drives urgent action to reach a turning point on greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, thereby limiting the effects of climate change, particularly for the most vulnerable people and countries.

Low-carbon economy
Energy Transitions Commission

This diverse group from across the energy landscape aims to accelerate change towards low-carbon energy systems that enable economic development and limit the rise in global temperature to well below 2°C.

Low-carbon economy
Under 2 MOU

This coalition is driven by a group of ambitious state and regional governments committed to keeping global temperature rises to under 2°C. It is made up of more than 220 governments who represent over 1.3 billion people and 43% of the global economy.

Low-carbon economy
2050 Pathways Platform

This multi-stakeholder initiative was launched one year after the Paris Agreement to support countries seeking to develop net zero-global greenhouse gas emissions and long-term, climate-resilient and sustainable-development pathways.

Cities and climate
Coalition for Urban Transitions

Part of the New Climate Economy network, this major global initiative supports national governments to accelerate economic development and tackle dangerous climate change by transforming cities.

Sustainable energy
Sustainable Energy for All

This platform helps leaders in government, the private sector and civil society to drive further, faster action toward achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7, which calls for universal access to sustainable energy by 2030, and the Paris Climate Agreement

Climate action
Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Actions

This initiative brings together city and regional networks, company networks, cooperative initiatives, governments, international organizations, and researchers to achieve a higher level of scale and ambition for climate action.

Climate action
Alliances for Climate Action

This is a global network of domestic multi-sector coalitions committed to supporting the delivery and enhancement of their countries’ climate goals.

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Goal 8: Decent work & economic growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Sustainable production
Accelerating Sustainable Production in Andhra Pradesh

This partnership is applying new technologies to revolutionize automotive and electronics manufacturing in India's eighth largest state, while creating high-value jobs through skilling and re-training.

Digital identity
Accelerator for decentralized identity

Over one billion people cannot prove who they are. They struggle to access basic services, finance, formal employment or owning a registered business. Digital identification systems are a development priority but must give users control over how their identity is used. This programme advances such "decentralized" applications.

Investing responsibly
Active Investor Stewardship

This project brings together investors to mitigate risk and find financial opportunities in addressing long-term challenges such as climate change and technological disruption.

Circular economy
Africa Circular Economy Alliance

Entrepreneurs, companies and governments across Africa have been pioneering circular economy models, creating jobs and economic growth, with positive environmental outcomes. This alliance will help the continent realize its economic and environmental opportunity.

Environmental, social and governance reporting
Advancing Global Environmental, Social and Governance Standards

There is no universal standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, which is slowing progress for sustainable investing. This initiative seeks a more effective system, improving transparency, corporate performance and the use of ESG in investments.

Closing the gender gap
Closing the Gender Gap Task Forces

It will take over 200 years to close the economic gender gap globally (at current rates) and too few countries are tackling the challenge. These national task forces focus on closing gaps in economic participation, remuneration and leadership, and prepare companies and countries for gender parity in the future of work.

Fighting financial crime
Coalition to Fight Financial Crime

Financial crime has serious consequences for people and economies, but only an estimated 1% of it is detected. This coalition will raise global awareness of financial crime and promote more effective information sharing between public and private entities tasked with its detection and deterrence.

Philanthropic impact
Co-Impact

Co-Impact connects philanthropists and social change leaders from around the world who share a vision of driving health, education, and economic opportunity initiatives that deliver enduring results for millions of people.

Preventing modern slavery
Delta 8.7, the the Alliance 8.7 Knowledge Platform

Sustainable Development Goal 8.7 commits to end child labour, slavery, human trafficking and forced labour. This knowledge platform will help policy actors understand which measures are most effective at reaching this goal.

Fourth sector growth
Fourth Sector Development Initiative

A new sector of the economy has emerged driven by entrepreneurs who are motivated by social aims. This so-called 'Fourth Sector' needs to growth so this initiative is bringing together the stakeholders needed to create such an ecosystem.

Gender inequality
Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada’s G7 Presidency

Gender inequality remains a pressing issue. The Council is mandated to promote a transformative G7 agenda and support leaders and ministers in ensuring that gender equality and gender-based analysis are integrated across all themes, activities and outcomes of Canada’s G7 Presidency.

Cross-border trade
Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

This public-private partnership for trade-led growth aims to help governments in developing and least developed countries implement the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement.

Future of work
Global Commission on the Future of Work

The world of work is experiencing major change. This 28-member commission is identifying the key challenges and making practical recommendations about how these may be addressed.

Green growth
Global Green Growth Institute

The institute is building a more resilient world by advocating modern plans for green growth and industrial development to demonstrate the achievability of economic growth without environmental degradation.

Sustainability reporting
Global Reporting Initiative

This international organisation helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, governance and social well-being.

Inclusive growth
GrowInclusive

This initative enables business, investors and policy makers to benchmark, find consensus on and accelerate their progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Gender equality
Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW)

This programme works with research teams around the world to generate evidence on women’s economic empowerment and to promote the use of research by key decision-makers.

Digital identity
ID2020

Over a billion people live without an officially recognized identity, causing massive and needless friction in their lives. ID2020 seeks to channel resources and public-private cooperation on high impact pilot projects.

Sustainable infrastructure
Initiative on Closing the Investment Gap

To achieve the SDGs, USD $1 trillion a year investment is needed fo clean in developing countries until 2030. This initiative is targeting pilot countries to develop a model for scaling up investment in sustainable infrastructure.

Agricultural investment
Inter-Agency Working Group on Responsible Agricultural Investment

Agricultural production needs to grow by 60% by 2050 to meet rising food demand. Innovative solutions are needed for food security, poverty alleviation and rural development. This group aims to do this through evidence on the impacts of agricultural investment and advice on how to improve agricultural productivity, profitability and sustainability.

Inclusive development
Pathways for Prosperity

This commission will examine how to turn the potential risks of technological change into opportunities for inclusive development with a focus on the poorest.

Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy

This platform brings business, civil society experts, and government leaders together to radically reduce waste - particularly along plastic and electronic supply chains.

Digital identity
Platform for Good Digital Identity

Identity is foundational for economic and social opportunity yet over one billion people are unable to prove who they are. This platform advances shared practice of fit-for-purpose and secure identities that respects privacy and personal freedoms.

Deforestation
REDD+ Business Initiative

Companies play a critical role in reducing tropical forest loss - crucial for biodiversity and reducing climate change. This programme helps companies participate in strengthening the rights and prospects of local communities and thereby reducing carbon emissions.

Sustainable cobalt
Responsible Cobalt Initiative

The cobalt supply chain has given rise human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This initiative works towardsan inclusive, sustainable and responsible cobalt supply chain, promoting standards, risk management, due diligence, and an end to the root causes of abuse.

Sustainable development philanthropy
SDG Philanthropy Platform

The Sustainable Development Goals require a broad collaboration of actors and resources. This platform aims to mobilize greater resources and create greater awareness among philanthropic organizations on SDG opportunities and needs.

Women in enterprise
SheTrades Initiative

Women own up to one third of enterprises in the world but are largely invisible in global corporate and government value chains. This nitiative aims to connect one million women entrepreneurs to market by 2020.

Sustainable investing
Sustainable Development Investment Partnership

The financing gap to achieve the SDGs in developing countries is about US$2.5 trillion a year. This partnership of 41 members institutions, hosted by the World Economic Forum and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, builds coalitions of public and private actors to solve financing challenges for sustainable and climate resilient projects in developing countries.

Battery technology
Global Battery Alliance

The move to renewables and electric transport is fueling a booming market for batteries - which comes at a cost. This alliance aims to ensure that the production and value chains of batteries are sustainable and innovative.

Dialogue
The Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth

This global partnership aims to address challenges in the global labour market and enable all people to benefit from globalisation by encouraging governments, businesses, unions and other organisations to make commitments to enhance social dialogue.

Sustainable livelihoods
The Human Safety Net

This is a global movement to empower disadvantaged people. It creates opportunities through investing, training and mentoring activities, particularly for families and refugees.

Anti-human trafficking
The Liechtenstein Initiative for a Financial Sector Commission on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

The initiative aims to put the financial sector at the heart of global efforts to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking by developing a roadmap for accelerated action by the sector, addressing risk and compliance, lending and investment, and innovation.

Climate economy
New Climate Economy

The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate is a major international initiative to examine how countries can achieve economic growth while dealing with the risks posed by climate change.

Sustainable world
Business for Social Responsibility

This network of more than 250 member companies and other partners aims to build a world in which everyone can lead a prosperous and dignified life within the boundaries of the Earth’s natural resources.

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Goal 9: Industry, innovation & infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

Sustainable production
Accelerating Sustainable Production in Andhra Pradesh

This partnership is applying new technologies to revolutionize automotive and electronics manufacturing in India's eighth largest state, while creating high-value jobs through skilling and re-training.

Investing responsibly
Active Investor Stewardship

This project brings together investors to mitigate risk and find financial opportunities in addressing long-term challenges such as climate change and technological disruption.

Climate change leadership
Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders

The 2015 Paris Agreement aims to keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. This alliance of private sector leaders will play its part in curbing climate change by collaborating across sectors and value chains.

Environmental, social and governance reporting
Advancing Global Environmental, Social and Governance Standards

There is no universal standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, which is slowing progress for sustainable investing. This initiative seeks a more effective system, improving transparency, corporate performance and the use of ESG in investments.

Philanthropic impact
Co-Impact

Co-Impact connects philanthropists and social change leaders from around the world who share a vision of driving health, education, and economic opportunity initiatives that deliver enduring results for millions of people.

Technology for African development
Digital Earth Africa

As climate risks intensify, this initiative uses new data and satellite technologies to help stakeholders in Africa solve some of the continent's greatest challenges and meet the needs of its fast growing population.

Battery technology
European Battery Alliance

Batteries are at the heart of clean technologies and the fourth industrial revolution. The alliance aims to create a competitive and sustainable battery manufacturing value chain in Europe, making it a world leader in decarbonisation, digitisation and innovation.

Green growth
Global Green Growth Institute

The institute is building a more resilient world by advocating modern plans for green growth and industrial development to demonstrate the achievability of economic growth without environmental degradation.

Digital identity
ID2020

Over a billion people live without an officially recognized identity, causing massive and needless friction in their lives. ID2020 seeks to channel resources and public-private cooperation on high impact pilot projects.

Sustainable infrastructure
Initiative on Closing the Investment Gap

To achieve the SDGs, USD $1 trillion a year investment is needed fo clean in developing countries until 2030. This initiative is targeting pilot countries to develop a model for scaling up investment in sustainable infrastructure.

Agricultural investment
Inter-Agency Working Group on Responsible Agricultural Investment

Agricultural production needs to grow by 60% by 2050 to meet rising food demand. Innovative solutions are needed for food security, poverty alleviation and rural development. This group aims to do this through evidence on the impacts of agricultural investment and advice on how to improve agricultural productivity, profitability and sustainability.

Climate change
Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)

This CEO-led initiative aims to lead this sector's response to climate change by encouraging tinvestment in economically-viable technologies that have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions .

Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy

This platform brings business, civil society experts, and government leaders together to radically reduce waste - particularly along plastic and electronic supply chains.

Digital identity
Platform for Good Digital Identity

Identity is foundational for economic and social opportunity yet over one billion people are unable to prove who they are. This platform advances shared practice of fit-for-purpose and secure identities that respects privacy and personal freedoms.

Deforestation
REDD+ Business Initiative

Companies play a critical role in reducing tropical forest loss - crucial for biodiversity and reducing climate change. This programme helps companies participate in strengthening the rights and prospects of local communities and thereby reducing carbon emissions.

Sustainable cobalt
Responsible Cobalt Initiative

The cobalt supply chain has given rise human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This initiative works towardsan inclusive, sustainable and responsible cobalt supply chain, promoting standards, risk management, due diligence, and an end to the root causes of abuse.

Sustainable development philanthropy
SDG Philanthropy Platform

The Sustainable Development Goals require a broad collaboration of actors and resources. This platform aims to mobilize greater resources and create greater awareness among philanthropic organizations on SDG opportunities and needs.

Sustainable investing
Sustainable Development Investment Partnership

The financing gap to achieve the SDGs in developing countries is about US$2.5 trillion a year. This partnership of 41 members institutions, hosted by the World Economic Forum and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, builds coalitions of public and private actors to solve financing challenges for sustainable and climate resilient projects in developing countries.

Battery technology
Global Battery Alliance

The move to renewables and electric transport is fueling a booming market for batteries - which comes at a cost. This alliance aims to ensure that the production and value chains of batteries are sustainable and innovative.

Water solutions
Water Security Rewired

This platform draws upon a diverse group of technology innovators, entrepreneurs, donors, academics, business leaders, governments and civil society organizations, to identify technology-enabled solutions for water security and bring them to scale.

Climate change
World Alliance for Efficient Solutions

This alliance brings together the people and organisations involved in developing technologies that protect the environment. These "1000 solutions" will be presented to governments, businesses and institutions to step up environmental and energy ambitions.

Big data
World Economic Forum Trustworthy Data Initiative

Big data holds much promise for humanity - but there are well-founded concerns. This project will examine the benefits and risks data collaboration, develop tools for strengthening trust and will look for opportunities to apply big data insights where they can make an impact, especially in preparing for epidemics and natural disasters.

Water security
Global Water Initiative

This Forum-led initiative aims to reframe and re-energize the global dialogue on water security to support Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water and sanitation

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Goal 10: Reduced inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Sustainable production
Accelerating Sustainable Production in Andhra Pradesh

This partnership is applying new technologies to revolutionize automotive and electronics manufacturing in India's eighth largest state, while creating high-value jobs through skilling and re-training.

Digital identity
Accelerator for decentralized identity

Over one billion people cannot prove who they are. They struggle to access basic services, finance, formal employment or owning a registered business. Digital identification systems are a development priority but must give users control over how their identity is used. This programme advances such "decentralized" applications.

Environmental, social and governance reporting
Advancing Global Environmental, Social and Governance Standards

There is no universal standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, which is slowing progress for sustainable investing. This initiative seeks a more effective system, improving transparency, corporate performance and the use of ESG in investments.

Urban migration
Coalition of the Willing to address the challenges associated with Urban Migration

Many of the world's on billion migrants are drawn to cities. This coalition provides a platform for leaders from business, government and civil society to help cities work more effectively to respond to the challenges of urban migration.

Philanthropic impact
Co-Impact

Co-Impact connects philanthropists and social change leaders from around the world who share a vision of driving health, education, and economic opportunity initiatives that deliver enduring results for millions of people.

Preserving biodiversity
Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD)

The planet's biological diversity is a life support system and has potentially millions of undiscovered benefits (genetic resources) that could be shared equitably and sustainably. This UN convention is leading efforts to create a new global pact on biodiversity - equivalent to the Paris climate agreement.

Data for education.
Education Data Solutions Roundtable

This initaitive aims to improve how developing countries gather accurate, comprehensive and timely data, essential to understanding where improvements in education systems are needed.

Fourth sector growth
Fourth Sector Development Initiative

A new sector of the economy has emerged driven by entrepreneurs who are motivated by social aims. This so-called 'Fourth Sector' needs to growth so this initiative is bringing together the stakeholders needed to create such an ecosystem.

Sustainability reporting
Global Reporting Initiative

This international organisation helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, governance and social well-being.

Inclusive growth
GrowInclusive

This initative enables business, investors and policy makers to benchmark, find consensus on and accelerate their progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Gender equality
Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW)

This programme works with research teams around the world to generate evidence on women’s economic empowerment and to promote the use of research by key decision-makers.

Digital identity
ID2020

Over a billion people live without an officially recognized identity, causing massive and needless friction in their lives. ID2020 seeks to channel resources and public-private cooperation on high impact pilot projects.

Climate change mitigation
Islamic Relief Worldwide: Solar-Powered Drip Irrigation

Farming communities one of the pooerest parts of Kenya are fighting back against drought using solar power and precision irrigation. These technologies have enabled a trebling of yields for crops like tomatoes and onions, while using 80% less water and incurring 75% lower running costs than traditional irrigation.

Inclusive development
Pathways for Prosperity

This commission will examine how to turn the potential risks of technological change into opportunities for inclusive development with a focus on the poorest.

Digital identity
Platform for Good Digital Identity

Identity is foundational for economic and social opportunity yet over one billion people are unable to prove who they are. This platform advances shared practice of fit-for-purpose and secure identities that respects privacy and personal freedoms.

Sustainable development philanthropy
SDG Philanthropy Platform

The Sustainable Development Goals require a broad collaboration of actors and resources. This platform aims to mobilize greater resources and create greater awareness among philanthropic organizations on SDG opportunities and needs.

Women in enterprise
SheTrades Initiative

Women own up to one third of enterprises in the world but are largely invisible in global corporate and government value chains. This nitiative aims to connect one million women entrepreneurs to market by 2020.

Dialogue
The Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth

This global partnership aims to address challenges in the global labour market and enable all people to benefit from globalisation by encouraging governments, businesses, unions and other organisations to make commitments to enhance social dialogue.

Business and sustability
World Business Council for Sustainable Development

A global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses and partners working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

Global goals
Project Everyone

This campaing aims to ensure that everyone on the planet knows what the Global Goals are, so that they stand the greatest chance of being achieved.

Sustainable solutions
Sustainable Development Solutions Network

This network operates under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General to mobilize scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the SDGs and Paris Climate Agreement.

Digital identity
Mission Billion

Innovations that build privacy into design of digital identity systems will enable people to access digital opportunities, while also protecting their personal rights and freedoms. The Mission Billion Innovation Challenge sources, amplifies and helps scale high potential ideas and prototypes

Digital identity
Identify for Good

Digital identity that offers individuals with more choice and control over their data can unlock economic opportunities in a range of sectors and create widespread societal value. This accelerator program connects practitioners with technologies, tools and communities to advance pilots and experimentation.

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Goal 11: Sustainable cities & communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Sustainable production
Accelerating Sustainable Production in Andhra Pradesh

This partnership is applying new technologies to revolutionize automotive and electronics manufacturing in India's eighth largest state, while creating high-value jobs through skilling and re-training.

Circular economy
Africa Circular Economy Alliance

Entrepreneurs, companies and governments across Africa have been pioneering circular economy models, creating jobs and economic growth, with positive environmental outcomes. This alliance will help the continent realize its economic and environmental opportunity.

Environmental, social and governance reporting
Advancing Global Environmental, Social and Governance Standards

There is no universal standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, which is slowing progress for sustainable investing. This initiative seeks a more effective system, improving transparency, corporate performance and the use of ESG in investments.

Urban migration
Coalition of the Willing to address the challenges associated with Urban Migration

Many of the world's on billion migrants are drawn to cities. This coalition provides a platform for leaders from business, government and civil society to help cities work more effectively to respond to the challenges of urban migration.

Philanthropic impact
Co-Impact

Co-Impact connects philanthropists and social change leaders from around the world who share a vision of driving health, education, and economic opportunity initiatives that deliver enduring results for millions of people.

Technology for African development
Digital Earth Africa

As climate risks intensify, this initiative uses new data and satellite technologies to help stakeholders in Africa solve some of the continent's greatest challenges and meet the needs of its fast growing population.

Targets for the earth.
Earth Targets Platform

Many businesses want clear targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with what scientists say is required to limit the risk of catastrophic climate change. This project aims to extend specific the science-based target approach from climate change to water, land, biodiversity and other planetary boundaries.

Fourth sector growth
Fourth Sector Development Initiative

A new sector of the economy has emerged driven by entrepreneurs who are motivated by social aims. This so-called 'Fourth Sector' needs to growth so this initiative is bringing together the stakeholders needed to create such an ecosystem.

CO2 capture
Global CO2 Initiative

This initiative develops and drives the deployment of technologies that can capture and convert carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into a commodity, with the goal of reducing the equivalent of 10 percent of current atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions annually by 2030 through the commercialization of CO2-based products.

Green growth
Global Green Growth Institute

The institute is building a more resilient world by advocating modern plans for green growth and industrial development to demonstrate the achievability of economic growth without environmental degradation.

Sustainable infrastructure
Initiative on Closing the Investment Gap

To achieve the SDGs, USD $1 trillion a year investment is needed fo clean in developing countries until 2030. This initiative is targeting pilot countries to develop a model for scaling up investment in sustainable infrastructure.

Climate change
Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)

This CEO-led initiative aims to lead this sector's response to climate change by encouraging tinvestment in economically-viable technologies that have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions .

Green growth
Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals (P4G)

This network of world leaders targets market-based actions to supply humanity’s greatest needs: food, water, energy and healthy cities.

Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy

This platform brings business, civil society experts, and government leaders together to radically reduce waste - particularly along plastic and electronic supply chains.

Deforestation
REDD+ Business Initiative

Companies play a critical role in reducing tropical forest loss - crucial for biodiversity and reducing climate change. This programme helps companies participate in strengthening the rights and prospects of local communities and thereby reducing carbon emissions.

Sustainable development philanthropy
SDG Philanthropy Platform

The Sustainable Development Goals require a broad collaboration of actors and resources. This platform aims to mobilize greater resources and create greater awareness among philanthropic organizations on SDG opportunities and needs.

Sustainable investing
Sustainable Development Investment Partnership

The financing gap to achieve the SDGs in developing countries is about US$2.5 trillion a year. This partnership of 41 members institutions, hosted by the World Economic Forum and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, builds coalitions of public and private actors to solve financing challenges for sustainable and climate resilient projects in developing countries.

Sustainable livelihoods
The Human Safety Net

This is a global movement to empower disadvantaged people. It creates opportunities through investing, training and mentoring activities, particularly for families and refugees.

Deforestation
UN-REDD Programme

The programme supports 64 developing countries in reducing emissions from deforestation while reorient the development of national economies toward deforestation-free growth.

Water solutions
Water Security Rewired

This platform draws upon a diverse group of technology innovators, entrepreneurs, donors, academics, business leaders, governments and civil society organizations, to identify technology-enabled solutions for water security and bring them to scale.

Water security
Global Water Initiative

This Forum-led initiative aims to reframe and re-energize the global dialogue on water security to support Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water and sanitation

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Goal 12: Responsible produc & consumption

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Sustainable production
Accelerating Sustainable Production in Andhra Pradesh

This partnership is applying new technologies to revolutionize automotive and electronics manufacturing in India's eighth largest state, while creating high-value jobs through skilling and re-training.

Circular economy
Africa Circular Economy Alliance

Entrepreneurs, companies and governments across Africa have been pioneering circular economy models, creating jobs and economic growth, with positive environmental outcomes. This alliance will help the continent realize its economic and environmental opportunity.

Environmental, social and governance reporting
Advancing Global Environmental, Social and Governance Standards

There is no universal standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, which is slowing progress for sustainable investing. This initiative seeks a more effective system, improving transparency, corporate performance and the use of ESG in investments.

Philanthropic impact
Co-Impact

Co-Impact connects philanthropists and social change leaders from around the world who share a vision of driving health, education, and economic opportunity initiatives that deliver enduring results for millions of people.

Marine plastic pollution
Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance

Ocean plastic pollution is a major threat to marine life and to the entire food chain. This alliance between Ghana, New Zealand. Sri Lanka, the UK and Vanuatu aims to eliminate single-use plastic.

Preserving biodiversity
Earth Bank of Codes

The Earth Bank of Codes wants to save nature by collecting the genetic sequence of the natural world and letting indigenous communities and countries make money from the scientific breakthroughs that would result, rather than selling their natural resources.

Targets for the earth.
Earth Targets Platform

Many businesses want clear targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with what scientists say is required to limit the risk of catastrophic climate change. This project aims to extend specific the science-based target approach from climate change to water, land, biodiversity and other planetary boundaries.

Battery technology
European Battery Alliance

Batteries are at the heart of clean technologies and the fourth industrial revolution. The alliance aims to create a competitive and sustainable battery manufacturing value chain in Europe, making it a world leader in decarbonisation, digitisation and innovation.

Food and land use
Food and Land Use Coalition

This alliance is finding a healthier, less wasteful, climate friendly way to feed over nine billion people by 2050.

Global food systems
Food Systems Dialogue

One in three people worldwide suffer from malnutrition and over 800 million people in the agriculture sector living below the poverty line. This initiative is aimed at developing science-based targets for action and new collaboration platforms to transform global food systems.

Fourth sector growth
Fourth Sector Development Initiative

A new sector of the economy has emerged driven by entrepreneurs who are motivated by social aims. This so-called 'Fourth Sector' needs to growth so this initiative is bringing together the stakeholders needed to create such an ecosystem.

Ocean health
Friends of Ocean Action

The ocean stabilizes our climate, provides a nutritious food supply and provides over half the planet’s oxygen. Yet human activity is putting this in crisis. The Friends of Ocean Action is fast tracking practical solutions for a healthy ocean.

Ocean plastic
G7 Ocean Plastics Charter

Five of the G7 nations have agreed to an ocean plastics charter - a promise to eradicate plastics pollution. It aims to action, momentum and solutions towards this ambitious goal.

CO2 capture
Global CO2 Initiative

This initiative develops and drives the deployment of technologies that can capture and convert carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into a commodity, with the goal of reducing the equivalent of 10 percent of current atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions annually by 2030 through the commercialization of CO2-based products.

Plastic pollution
Global Plastics Action Partnership

This partnership is bringing industries, national and local governments, community groups and world class experts together to beat plastic pollution.

Sustainability reporting
Global Reporting Initiative

This international organisation helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, governance and social well-being.

Inclusive growth
GrowInclusive

This initative enables business, investors and policy makers to benchmark, find consensus on and accelerate their progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Agricultural investment
Inter-Agency Working Group on Responsible Agricultural Investment

Agricultural production needs to grow by 60% by 2050 to meet rising food demand. Innovative solutions are needed for food security, poverty alleviation and rural development. This group aims to do this through evidence on the impacts of agricultural investment and advice on how to improve agricultural productivity, profitability and sustainability.

Alternative proteins
Meat: the Future

By 2050, demand for meat is projected to double. This initiatve helps leaders accelerate and grow a future of affordable, sustainable, healthy protein that optimally delivers on the growing population's nutritional needs while remaining within our planet's boundaries.

Climate change
Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)

This CEO-led initiative aims to lead this sector's response to climate change by encouraging tinvestment in economically-viable technologies that have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions .

Green growth
Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals (P4G)

This network of world leaders targets market-based actions to supply humanity’s greatest needs: food, water, energy and healthy cities.

Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy

This platform brings business, civil society experts, and government leaders together to radically reduce waste - particularly along plastic and electronic supply chains.

Sustainable cobalt
Responsible Cobalt Initiative

The cobalt supply chain has given rise human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This initiative works towardsan inclusive, sustainable and responsible cobalt supply chain, promoting standards, risk management, due diligence, and an end to the root causes of abuse.

Sustainable development philanthropy
SDG Philanthropy Platform

The Sustainable Development Goals require a broad collaboration of actors and resources. This platform aims to mobilize greater resources and create greater awareness among philanthropic organizations on SDG opportunities and needs.

Battery technology
Global Battery Alliance

The move to renewables and electric transport is fueling a booming market for batteries - which comes at a cost. This alliance aims to ensure that the production and value chains of batteries are sustainable and innovative.

Forest protection
Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

Protecting the world’s forests is critical to achieving the SDGs and Paris climate goals. Members of this partnership collaborate to reduce tropical deforestation associated with the production of commodities such as palm oil, soy, beef, paper and pulp.

Plastic pollution
UN Environment Plastics Declaration

The UN Environment Plastic Declaration is a resolution signed by nearly 200 countries to eliminate plastic pollution in the sea.

Water solutions
Water Security Rewired

This platform draws upon a diverse group of technology innovators, entrepreneurs, donors, academics, business leaders, governments and civil society organizations, to identify technology-enabled solutions for water security and bring them to scale.

Healthy, sustainable food
EAT Foundation

EAT is an international non-profit organization whose vision is a future where healthy and sustainable food is affordable, attractive and accessible to all.

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Goal 13: Climate action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

Circular economy
Africa Circular Economy Alliance

Entrepreneurs, companies and governments across Africa have been pioneering circular economy models, creating jobs and economic growth, with positive environmental outcomes. This alliance will help the continent realize its economic and environmental opportunity.

Climate change leadership
Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders

The 2015 Paris Agreement aims to keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. This alliance of private sector leaders will play its part in curbing climate change by collaborating across sectors and value chains.

Biodiversity conservation
Biodiversity Action Agenda

The air we breathe, water we drink and food we eat rely on biodiversity, but right now it is in crisis – because of us. Our planet's natural capital can bounce back, if we just offer it the chance. This alliance is driving the support, funding and public momentum to do this.

Environmental, social and governance reporting
Advancing Global Environmental, Social and Governance Standards

There is no universal standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, which is slowing progress for sustainable investing. This initiative seeks a more effective system, improving transparency, corporate performance and the use of ESG in investments.

Carbon pricing leadership
Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

Carbon pricing shifts the social costs of climate change to polluters, encouraging them to reduce emissions and invest in clean energy and low-carbon growth. In this coalition, government and private sector partners make the business and environmental case for carbon pricing.

Climate goverance
Climate Governance Initiative

This initiative ensures that corporate boards are equipped to develop business strategies that support the transition to a low-carbon economy, and increase board level awareness and ownership for responding to climate-related issues.

Climate goverance
Climate100+

This is an investor-led initiative to engage systemically important greenhouse gas emitters to curb emissions, strengthen climate disclosures, improve climate governance and achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement.

Philanthropic impact
Co-Impact

Co-Impact connects philanthropists and social change leaders from around the world who share a vision of driving health, education, and economic opportunity initiatives that deliver enduring results for millions of people.

Preserving biodiversity
Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD)

The planet's biological diversity is a life support system and has potentially millions of undiscovered benefits (genetic resources) that could be shared equitably and sustainably. This UN convention is leading efforts to create a new global pact on biodiversity - equivalent to the Paris climate agreement.

Technology for African development
Digital Earth Africa

As climate risks intensify, this initiative uses new data and satellite technologies to help stakeholders in Africa solve some of the continent's greatest challenges and meet the needs of its fast growing population.

Targets for the earth.
Earth Targets Platform

Many businesses want clear targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with what scientists say is required to limit the risk of catastrophic climate change. This project aims to extend specific the science-based target approach from climate change to water, land, biodiversity and other planetary boundaries.

Battery technology
European Battery Alliance

Batteries are at the heart of clean technologies and the fourth industrial revolution. The alliance aims to create a competitive and sustainable battery manufacturing value chain in Europe, making it a world leader in decarbonisation, digitisation and innovation.

Food and land use
Food and Land Use Coalition

This alliance is finding a healthier, less wasteful, climate friendly way to feed over nine billion people by 2050.

Global food systems
Food Systems Dialogue

One in three people worldwide suffer from malnutrition and over 800 million people in the agriculture sector living below the poverty line. This initiative is aimed at developing science-based targets for action and new collaboration platforms to transform global food systems.

Climate change leadership
Friends of Climate Action

The Paris Agreement is a remarkable example of collective leadership. This network is helping non-state actors step up climate action, aiming for a 1.5° pathway by 2020.

Ocean health
Friends of Ocean Action

The ocean stabilizes our climate, provides a nutritious food supply and provides over half the planet’s oxygen. Yet human activity is putting this in crisis. The Friends of Ocean Action is fast tracking practical solutions for a healthy ocean.

Green growth
Global Green Growth Institute

The institute is building a more resilient world by advocating modern plans for green growth and industrial development to demonstrate the achievability of economic growth without environmental degradation.

Sustainability reporting
Global Reporting Initiative

This international organisation helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, governance and social well-being.

Inclusive growth
GrowInclusive

This initative enables business, investors and policy makers to benchmark, find consensus on and accelerate their progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Sustainable ocean economy
High Level Panel on Sustainable Ocean Economy

To meet the needs of a growing population, more of our food, energy, industries, jobs, medicine, minerals and transport will have to come from the oceans. The panel will advance action on ocean health and the construction of a sustainable ocean economy, combining conservation with the responsible exploitation of marine resources.

Sustainable infrastructure
Initiative on Closing the Investment Gap

To achieve the SDGs, USD $1 trillion a year investment is needed fo clean in developing countries until 2030. This initiative is targeting pilot countries to develop a model for scaling up investment in sustainable infrastructure.

Climate change mitigation
Islamic Relief Worldwide: Solar-Powered Drip Irrigation

Farming communities one of the pooerest parts of Kenya are fighting back against drought using solar power and precision irrigation. These technologies have enabled a trebling of yields for crops like tomatoes and onions, while using 80% less water and incurring 75% lower running costs than traditional irrigation.

Alternative proteins
Meat: the Future

By 2050, demand for meat is projected to double. This initiatve helps leaders accelerate and grow a future of affordable, sustainable, healthy protein that optimally delivers on the growing population's nutritional needs while remaining within our planet's boundaries.

Natural climate solutions
Nature4Climate

Natural climate solutions are powerful ways of storing and reducing carbon emissions in the world's forests, grasslands and wetlands - but they only receive 3% of climate financing. This campaign is raising awareness of and drives action on such solutions.

Climate change
NDC Partnership

This partnership works with countries to accelerate progress on their national plans submitted under the Paris Agreement to limit global warming. It ensure countries have access to the technical knowledge and financial support to be ambitious.

Climate change
Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)

This CEO-led initiative aims to lead this sector's response to climate change by encouraging tinvestment in economically-viable technologies that have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions .

Green growth
Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals (P4G)

This network of world leaders targets market-based actions to supply humanity’s greatest needs: food, water, energy and healthy cities.

Deforestation
REDD+ Business Initiative

Companies play a critical role in reducing tropical forest loss - crucial for biodiversity and reducing climate change. This programme helps companies participate in strengthening the rights and prospects of local communities and thereby reducing carbon emissions.

Low-carbon economy
Science-Based Targets Initiative on climate

Science-based targets are a competitive way for companies to move to the low-carbon economy. This aim is that by 2020, science-based target setting will become standard business practice and corporations will play a major role in driving down emissions.

Sustainable development philanthropy
SDG Philanthropy Platform

The Sustainable Development Goals require a broad collaboration of actors and resources. This platform aims to mobilize greater resources and create greater awareness among philanthropic organizations on SDG opportunities and needs.

Sustainable investing
Sustainable Development Investment Partnership

The financing gap to achieve the SDGs in developing countries is about US$2.5 trillion a year. This partnership of 41 members institutions, hosted by the World Economic Forum and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, builds coalitions of public and private actors to solve financing challenges for sustainable and climate resilient projects in developing countries.

Climate finance
Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

The task force aims to increase efficiency and transparency in corporate markets by encouraging companies to publish clear information about the risks and opportunities they face from climate change.

Battery technology
Global Battery Alliance

The move to renewables and electric transport is fueling a booming market for batteries - which comes at a cost. This alliance aims to ensure that the production and value chains of batteries are sustainable and innovative.

Forest protection
Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

Protecting the world’s forests is critical to achieving the SDGs and Paris climate goals. Members of this partnership collaborate to reduce tropical deforestation associated with the production of commodities such as palm oil, soy, beef, paper and pulp.

Deforestation
UN-REDD Programme

The programme supports 64 developing countries in reducing emissions from deforestation while reorient the development of national economies toward deforestation-free growth.

Water solutions
Water Security Rewired

This platform draws upon a diverse group of technology innovators, entrepreneurs, donors, academics, business leaders, governments and civil society organizations, to identify technology-enabled solutions for water security and bring them to scale.

Climate action
We Mean Business Coalition

This coalition works with the world’s most influential businesses to take action on climate change, and drives policy ambition and accelerates the transition to a low-carbon economy. This presents an opportunity to deliver the dual goals of reducing global emissions and maximizing economic growth.

Climate change
World Alliance for Efficient Solutions

This alliance brings together the people and organisations involved in developing technologies that protect the environment. These "1000 solutions" will be presented to governments, businesses and institutions to step up environmental and energy ambitions.

Water security
Global Water Initiative

This Forum-led initiative aims to reframe and re-energize the global dialogue on water security to support Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water and sanitation

Healthy, sustainable food
EAT Foundation

EAT is an international non-profit organization whose vision is a future where healthy and sustainable food is affordable, attractive and accessible to all.

Climate action
The B-Team

The B Team is a not-for-profit initiative formed by a global group of business leaders to catalyse a better way of doing business, for the well-being of people and the planet. It was founded in the belief that the private sector can, and must, redefine both its responsibilities and its own terms of success.

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Goal 14: Life below water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

Biodiversity conservation
Biodiversity Action Agenda

The air we breathe, water we drink and food we eat rely on biodiversity, but right now it is in crisis – because of us. Our planet's natural capital can bounce back, if we just offer it the chance. This alliance is driving the support, funding and public momentum to do this.

Environmental, social and governance reporting
Advancing Global Environmental, Social and Governance Standards

There is no universal standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, which is slowing progress for sustainable investing. This initiative seeks a more effective system, improving transparency, corporate performance and the use of ESG in investments.

Philanthropic impact
Co-Impact

Co-Impact connects philanthropists and social change leaders from around the world who share a vision of driving health, education, and economic opportunity initiatives that deliver enduring results for millions of people.

Marine plastic pollution
Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance

Ocean plastic pollution is a major threat to marine life and to the entire food chain. This alliance between Ghana, New Zealand. Sri Lanka, the UK and Vanuatu aims to eliminate single-use plastic.

Preserving biodiversity
Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD)

The planet's biological diversity is a life support system and has potentially millions of undiscovered benefits (genetic resources) that could be shared equitably and sustainably. This UN convention is leading efforts to create a new global pact on biodiversity - equivalent to the Paris climate agreement.

Technology for African development
Digital Earth Africa

As climate risks intensify, this initiative uses new data and satellite technologies to help stakeholders in Africa solve some of the continent's greatest challenges and meet the needs of its fast growing population.

Targets for the earth.
Earth Targets Platform

Many businesses want clear targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with what scientists say is required to limit the risk of catastrophic climate change. This project aims to extend specific the science-based target approach from climate change to water, land, biodiversity and other planetary boundaries.

Ocean health
Friends of Ocean Action

The ocean stabilizes our climate, provides a nutritious food supply and provides over half the planet’s oxygen. Yet human activity is putting this in crisis. The Friends of Ocean Action is fast tracking practical solutions for a healthy ocean.

Ocean plastic
G7 Ocean Plastics Charter

Five of the G7 nations have agreed to an ocean plastics charter - a promise to eradicate plastics pollution. It aims to action, momentum and solutions towards this ambitious goal.

Plastic pollution
Global Plastics Action Partnership

This partnership is bringing industries, national and local governments, community groups and world class experts together to beat plastic pollution.

Sustainable ocean economy
High Level Panel on Sustainable Ocean Economy

To meet the needs of a growing population, more of our food, energy, industries, jobs, medicine, minerals and transport will have to come from the oceans. The panel will advance action on ocean health and the construction of a sustainable ocean economy, combining conservation with the responsible exploitation of marine resources.

Alternative proteins
Meat: the Future

By 2050, demand for meat is projected to double. This initiatve helps leaders accelerate and grow a future of affordable, sustainable, healthy protein that optimally delivers on the growing population's nutritional needs while remaining within our planet's boundaries.

Natural climate solutions
Nature4Climate

Natural climate solutions are powerful ways of storing and reducing carbon emissions in the world's forests, grasslands and wetlands - but they only receive 3% of climate financing. This campaign is raising awareness of and drives action on such solutions.

Sustainable development philanthropy
SDG Philanthropy Platform

The Sustainable Development Goals require a broad collaboration of actors and resources. This platform aims to mobilize greater resources and create greater awareness among philanthropic organizations on SDG opportunities and needs.

Plastic pollution
UN Environment Plastics Declaration

The UN Environment Plastic Declaration is a resolution signed by nearly 200 countries to eliminate plastic pollution in the sea.

Healthy, sustainable food
EAT Foundation

EAT is an international non-profit organization whose vision is a future where healthy and sustainable food is affordable, attractive and accessible to all.

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Goal 15: Life on land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Biodiversity conservation
Biodiversity Action Agenda

The air we breathe, water we drink and food we eat rely on biodiversity, but right now it is in crisis – because of us. Our planet's natural capital can bounce back, if we just offer it the chance. This alliance is driving the support, funding and public momentum to do this.

Environmental, social and governance reporting
Advancing Global Environmental, Social and Governance Standards

There is no universal standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, which is slowing progress for sustainable investing. This initiative seeks a more effective system, improving transparency, corporate performance and the use of ESG in investments.

Philanthropic impact
Co-Impact

Co-Impact connects philanthropists and social change leaders from around the world who share a vision of driving health, education, and economic opportunity initiatives that deliver enduring results for millions of people.

Preserving biodiversity
Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD)

The planet's biological diversity is a life support system and has potentially millions of undiscovered benefits (genetic resources) that could be shared equitably and sustainably. This UN convention is leading efforts to create a new global pact on biodiversity - equivalent to the Paris climate agreement.

Technology for African development
Digital Earth Africa

As climate risks intensify, this initiative uses new data and satellite technologies to help stakeholders in Africa solve some of the continent's greatest challenges and meet the needs of its fast growing population.

Preserving biodiversity
Earth Bank of Codes

The Earth Bank of Codes wants to save nature by collecting the genetic sequence of the natural world and letting indigenous communities and countries make money from the scientific breakthroughs that would result, rather than selling their natural resources.

Targets for the earth.
Earth Targets Platform

Many businesses want clear targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with what scientists say is required to limit the risk of catastrophic climate change. This project aims to extend specific the science-based target approach from climate change to water, land, biodiversity and other planetary boundaries.

Food and land use
Food and Land Use Coalition

This alliance is finding a healthier, less wasteful, climate friendly way to feed over nine billion people by 2050.

Ocean plastic
G7 Ocean Plastics Charter

Five of the G7 nations have agreed to an ocean plastics charter - a promise to eradicate plastics pollution. It aims to action, momentum and solutions towards this ambitious goal.

Agricultural investment
Inter-Agency Working Group on Responsible Agricultural Investment

Agricultural production needs to grow by 60% by 2050 to meet rising food demand. Innovative solutions are needed for food security, poverty alleviation and rural development. This group aims to do this through evidence on the impacts of agricultural investment and advice on how to improve agricultural productivity, profitability and sustainability.

Alternative proteins
Meat: the Future

By 2050, demand for meat is projected to double. This initiatve helps leaders accelerate and grow a future of affordable, sustainable, healthy protein that optimally delivers on the growing population's nutritional needs while remaining within our planet's boundaries.

Natural climate solutions
Nature4Climate

Natural climate solutions are powerful ways of storing and reducing carbon emissions in the world's forests, grasslands and wetlands - but they only receive 3% of climate financing. This campaign is raising awareness of and drives action on such solutions.

Green growth
Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals (P4G)

This network of world leaders targets market-based actions to supply humanity’s greatest needs: food, water, energy and healthy cities.

Sustainable development philanthropy
SDG Philanthropy Platform

The Sustainable Development Goals require a broad collaboration of actors and resources. This platform aims to mobilize greater resources and create greater awareness among philanthropic organizations on SDG opportunities and needs.

Forest protection
Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

Protecting the world’s forests is critical to achieving the SDGs and Paris climate goals. Members of this partnership collaborate to reduce tropical deforestation associated with the production of commodities such as palm oil, soy, beef, paper and pulp.

Healthy, sustainable food
EAT Foundation

EAT is an international non-profit organization whose vision is a future where healthy and sustainable food is affordable, attractive and accessible to all.

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Goal 16: Peace, justice, and strong institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

Digital identity
Accelerator for decentralized identity

Over one billion people cannot prove who they are. They struggle to access basic services, finance, formal employment or owning a registered business. Digital identification systems are a development priority but must give users control over how their identity is used. This programme advances such "decentralized" applications.

Environmental, social and governance reporting
Advancing Global Environmental, Social and Governance Standards

There is no universal standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, which is slowing progress for sustainable investing. This initiative seeks a more effective system, improving transparency, corporate performance and the use of ESG in investments.

Philanthropic impact
Co-Impact

Co-Impact connects philanthropists and social change leaders from around the world who share a vision of driving health, education, and economic opportunity initiatives that deliver enduring results for millions of people.

Cross-border trade
Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

This public-private partnership for trade-led growth aims to help governments in developing and least developed countries implement the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement.

Humanitarian investing
High Level Group on Humanitarian Investing

The percentage of people living in fragile and exploited situations is on the rise and traditional responses, designed for short-term solutions, cannot keep pace. This group is promoting new, ethical ways to make investments for good along the humanitarian journey, with a focus across the spectrum of fragility, displacement, and integration.

Digital identity
ID2020

Over a billion people live without an officially recognized identity, causing massive and needless friction in their lives. ID2020 seeks to channel resources and public-private cooperation on high impact pilot projects.

Sustainable infrastructure
Initiative on Closing the Investment Gap

To achieve the SDGs, USD $1 trillion a year investment is needed fo clean in developing countries until 2030. This initiative is targeting pilot countries to develop a model for scaling up investment in sustainable infrastructure.

Digital identity
Platform for Good Digital Identity

Identity is foundational for economic and social opportunity yet over one billion people are unable to prove who they are. This platform advances shared practice of fit-for-purpose and secure identities that respects privacy and personal freedoms.

Anti corruption
Preserving Anonymity: Blockchain and Anti-Corruption Project

Blockchain could help protect whistleblower, but it has issues, especially around anonymity. This initiative will work to solve those issues and release the huge potential of blockchain to revolutionise whistleblowing.

Sustainable development philanthropy
SDG Philanthropy Platform

The Sustainable Development Goals require a broad collaboration of actors and resources. This platform aims to mobilize greater resources and create greater awareness among philanthropic organizations on SDG opportunities and needs.

Sustainable investing
Sustainable Development Investment Partnership

The financing gap to achieve the SDGs in developing countries is about US$2.5 trillion a year. This partnership of 41 members institutions, hosted by the World Economic Forum and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, builds coalitions of public and private actors to solve financing challenges for sustainable and climate resilient projects in developing countries.

Dialogue
The Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth

This global partnership aims to address challenges in the global labour market and enable all people to benefit from globalisation by encouraging governments, businesses, unions and other organisations to make commitments to enhance social dialogue.

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Goal 17: Partnerships for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Global health impact
Accelerator for Impact (a4i)

Tuberculosis kills more young people and adults than any other infestious disease despite millions spent on research and development, and antimicrobial resistant technologies. This initiative aims to drive efficient drug and healthcare product launches in countries where the disease burden is high.

Investing responsibly
Active Investor Stewardship

This project brings together investors to mitigate risk and find financial opportunities in addressing long-term challenges such as climate change and technological disruption.

Climate change leadership
Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders

The 2015 Paris Agreement aims to keep a global temperature rise this century well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. This alliance of private sector leaders will play its part in curbing climate change by collaborating across sectors and value chains.

Biodiversity conservation
Biodiversity Action Agenda

The air we breathe, water we drink and food we eat rely on biodiversity, but right now it is in crisis – because of us. Our planet's natural capital can bounce back, if we just offer it the chance. This alliance is driving the support, funding and public momentum to do this.

Environmental, social and governance reporting
Advancing Global Environmental, Social and Governance Standards

There is no universal standard for environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting, which is slowing progress for sustainable investing. This initiative seeks a more effective system, improving transparency, corporate performance and the use of ESG in investments.

Closing the gender gap
Closing the Gender Gap Task Forces

It will take over 200 years to close the economic gender gap globally (at current rates) and too few countries are tackling the challenge. These national task forces focus on closing gaps in economic participation, remuneration and leadership, and prepare companies and countries for gender parity in the future of work.

Access to healthcare
Coalition for Access to NCD Medicines and Products

This global, multistakeholder coalition is dedicated to increasing access to essential medicines and health products for non-communicable diseases in order to reduce the impact of diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease.

Vaccine development
Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)

This alliance finances, coordinates and fast-tracks the development of new vaccines to prevent and contain infectious disease epidemics.

Philanthropic impact
Co-Impact

Co-Impact connects philanthropists and social change leaders from around the world who share a vision of driving health, education, and economic opportunity initiatives that deliver enduring results for millions of people.

Preserving biodiversity
Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD)

The planet's biological diversity is a life support system and has potentially millions of undiscovered benefits (genetic resources) that could be shared equitably and sustainably. This UN convention is leading efforts to create a new global pact on biodiversity - equivalent to the Paris climate agreement.

Preserving biodiversity
Earth Bank of Codes

The Earth Bank of Codes wants to save nature by collecting the genetic sequence of the natural world and letting indigenous communities and countries make money from the scientific breakthroughs that would result, rather than selling their natural resources.

Targets for the earth.
Earth Targets Platform

Many businesses want clear targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line with what scientists say is required to limit the risk of catastrophic climate change. This project aims to extend specific the science-based target approach from climate change to water, land, biodiversity and other planetary boundaries.

Data for education.
Education Data Solutions Roundtable

This initaitive aims to improve how developing countries gather accurate, comprehensive and timely data, essential to understanding where improvements in education systems are needed.

Food and land use
Food and Land Use Coalition

This alliance is finding a healthier, less wasteful, climate friendly way to feed over nine billion people by 2050.

Global food systems
Food Systems Dialogue

One in three people worldwide suffer from malnutrition and over 800 million people in the agriculture sector living below the poverty line. This initiative is aimed at developing science-based targets for action and new collaboration platforms to transform global food systems.

Fourth sector growth
Fourth Sector Development Initiative

A new sector of the economy has emerged driven by entrepreneurs who are motivated by social aims. This so-called 'Fourth Sector' needs to growth so this initiative is bringing together the stakeholders needed to create such an ecosystem.

Ocean health
Friends of Ocean Action

The ocean stabilizes our climate, provides a nutritious food supply and provides over half the planet’s oxygen. Yet human activity is putting this in crisis. The Friends of Ocean Action is fast tracking practical solutions for a healthy ocean.

Gender inequality
Gender Equality Advisory Council for Canada’s G7 Presidency

Gender inequality remains a pressing issue. The Council is mandated to promote a transformative G7 agenda and support leaders and ministers in ensuring that gender equality and gender-based analysis are integrated across all themes, activities and outcomes of Canada’s G7 Presidency.

Cross-border trade
Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

This public-private partnership for trade-led growth aims to help governments in developing and least developed countries implement the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement.

Future of work
Global Commission on the Future of Work

The world of work is experiencing major change. This 28-member commission is identifying the key challenges and making practical recommendations about how these may be addressed.

Child health
Global Financing Facility

This multistakeholder partnership is helping countries tackle the greatest health and nutrition issues affecting women, children and adolescents.

Green growth
Global Green Growth Institute

The institute is building a more resilient world by advocating modern plans for green growth and industrial development to demonstrate the achievability of economic growth without environmental degradation.

Sustainability reporting
Global Reporting Initiative

This international organisation helps businesses and governments worldwide understand and communicate their impact on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, governance and social well-being.

Inclusive growth
GrowInclusive

This initative enables business, investors and policy makers to benchmark, find consensus on and accelerate their progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Gender equality
Growth and Economic Opportunities for Women (GrOW)

This programme works with research teams around the world to generate evidence on women’s economic empowerment and to promote the use of research by key decision-makers.

Humanitarian investing
High Level Group on Humanitarian Investing

The percentage of people living in fragile and exploited situations is on the rise and traditional responses, designed for short-term solutions, cannot keep pace. This group is promoting new, ethical ways to make investments for good along the humanitarian journey, with a focus across the spectrum of fragility, displacement, and integration.

Sustainable ocean economy
High Level Panel on Sustainable Ocean Economy

To meet the needs of a growing population, more of our food, energy, industries, jobs, medicine, minerals and transport will have to come from the oceans. The panel will advance action on ocean health and the construction of a sustainable ocean economy, combining conservation with the responsible exploitation of marine resources.

Sustainable infrastructure
Initiative on Closing the Investment Gap

To achieve the SDGs, USD $1 trillion a year investment is needed fo clean in developing countries until 2030. This initiative is targeting pilot countries to develop a model for scaling up investment in sustainable infrastructure.

Climate change mitigation
Islamic Relief Worldwide: Solar-Powered Drip Irrigation

Farming communities one of the pooerest parts of Kenya are fighting back against drought using solar power and precision irrigation. These technologies have enabled a trebling of yields for crops like tomatoes and onions, while using 80% less water and incurring 75% lower running costs than traditional irrigation.

Alternative proteins
Meat: the Future

By 2050, demand for meat is projected to double. This initiatve helps leaders accelerate and grow a future of affordable, sustainable, healthy protein that optimally delivers on the growing population's nutritional needs while remaining within our planet's boundaries.

Natural climate solutions
Nature4Climate

Natural climate solutions are powerful ways of storing and reducing carbon emissions in the world's forests, grasslands and wetlands - but they only receive 3% of climate financing. This campaign is raising awareness of and drives action on such solutions.

Climate change
Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI)

This CEO-led initiative aims to lead this sector's response to climate change by encouraging tinvestment in economically-viable technologies that have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions .

Green growth
Partnering for Green Growth and Global Goals (P4G)

This network of world leaders targets market-based actions to supply humanity’s greatest needs: food, water, energy and healthy cities.

Inclusive development
Pathways for Prosperity

This commission will examine how to turn the potential risks of technological change into opportunities for inclusive development with a focus on the poorest.

Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy

This platform brings business, civil society experts, and government leaders together to radically reduce waste - particularly along plastic and electronic supply chains.

Civil society
Preparing Civil Society for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The Fourth Industrial Revolution must be human-centred in ways previous industrial revolutions were not. This initiative will build partnerships, focusing on all aspects of the governance of digital and emerging technologies.

Deforestation
REDD+ Business Initiative

Companies play a critical role in reducing tropical forest loss - crucial for biodiversity and reducing climate change. This programme helps companies participate in strengthening the rights and prospects of local communities and thereby reducing carbon emissions.

Sustainable cobalt
Responsible Cobalt Initiative

The cobalt supply chain has given rise human rights abuses in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This initiative works towardsan inclusive, sustainable and responsible cobalt supply chain, promoting standards, risk management, due diligence, and an end to the root causes of abuse.

Low-carbon economy
Science-Based Targets Initiative on climate

Science-based targets are a competitive way for companies to move to the low-carbon economy. This aim is that by 2020, science-based target setting will become standard business practice and corporations will play a major role in driving down emissions.

Sustainable development philanthropy
SDG Philanthropy Platform

The Sustainable Development Goals require a broad collaboration of actors and resources. This platform aims to mobilize greater resources and create greater awareness among philanthropic organizations on SDG opportunities and needs.

Women in enterprise
SheTrades Initiative

Women own up to one third of enterprises in the world but are largely invisible in global corporate and government value chains. This nitiative aims to connect one million women entrepreneurs to market by 2020.

Sustainable investing
Sustainable Development Investment Partnership

The financing gap to achieve the SDGs in developing countries is about US$2.5 trillion a year. This partnership of 41 members institutions, hosted by the World Economic Forum and Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, builds coalitions of public and private actors to solve financing challenges for sustainable and climate resilient projects in developing countries.

Battery technology
Global Battery Alliance

The move to renewables and electric transport is fueling a booming market for batteries - which comes at a cost. This alliance aims to ensure that the production and value chains of batteries are sustainable and innovative.

Dialogue
The Global Deal for Decent Work and Inclusive Growth

This global partnership aims to address challenges in the global labour market and enable all people to benefit from globalisation by encouraging governments, businesses, unions and other organisations to make commitments to enhance social dialogue.

Forest protection
Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

Protecting the world’s forests is critical to achieving the SDGs and Paris climate goals. Members of this partnership collaborate to reduce tropical deforestation associated with the production of commodities such as palm oil, soy, beef, paper and pulp.

Universal health coverage
UHC2030

This initiative is bringing all stakeholders together to move towards universal healthcare coverage by 2030.

Deforestation
UN-REDD Programme

The programme supports 64 developing countries in reducing emissions from deforestation while reorient the development of national economies toward deforestation-free growth.

Climate action
We Mean Business Coalition

This coalition works with the world’s most influential businesses to take action on climate change, and drives policy ambition and accelerates the transition to a low-carbon economy. This presents an opportunity to deliver the dual goals of reducing global emissions and maximizing economic growth.

Big data
World Economic Forum Trustworthy Data Initiative

Big data holds much promise for humanity - but there are well-founded concerns. This project will examine the benefits and risks data collaboration, develop tools for strengthening trust and will look for opportunities to apply big data insights where they can make an impact, especially in preparing for epidemics and natural disasters.

Water security
Global Water Initiative

This Forum-led initiative aims to reframe and re-energize the global dialogue on water security to support Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water and sanitation

Business and sustability
World Business Council for Sustainable Development

A global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses and partners working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

Global goals
Project Everyone

This campaing aims to ensure that everyone on the planet knows what the Global Goals are, so that they stand the greatest chance of being achieved.

Sustainable solutions
Sustainable Development Solutions Network

This network operates under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General to mobilize scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the SDGs and Paris Climate Agreement.