What moves you when it comes to sustainability?

In 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Since then a lot has happened. But how satisfied are people with the progress achieved? And what is important to them when it comes to sustainability?

For the first time, these questions are the focus of a worldwide survey called the “Global Survey on Sustainability and the SDGs” – and everyone can participate until at least December 2018. The survey is available at www.globalsurvey-sdgs.com in 13 languages.

The objective of the Global Survey is to reach as many people in the world as possible in order to inquire about people’s personal and professional perspective on the status of sustainability in their country, as well as their knowledge, acceptance, and expectations of the SDGs. This includes assessing the perception and need for action in various sectors worldwide, e.g. politics, academia, business, and civil society.

The findings are expected to be published in the 2nd quarter of 2019 and discussed with representatives of all sectors in order to raise awareness and initiate necessary decisions for sustainable development.

The Global Survey is carried out by Schlange and Co. (S&C), a German consultancy for sustainability, and Yale University’s Center for Business and the Environment. The project is financed by the German Federal Ministry for the Environmental, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. Joachim Schlange, Managing Director of Schlange & Co. comments on the project stating, “The Global Survey has a global reach and covers both the individual view of the people, as well as the most diverse professional perspectives – this has never been done before.”

JADE partnered up with S&C to spread this survey through the Network and reach as many Junior Enterpreneurs as possible, as we recently launched our SDGs Charter, and are taking measures to implement SDGs in our system.