DURANGO, Colo. (PRWEB) September 20, 2018
Endorsed in 2015 by all 193 United Nations Member States, the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals focus global efforts and attention on 17 pressing issues. The 17 UN SDGs have been lauded as a galvanizing force for a more socially responsible global community. However, with 169 underlying Targets, the UN SDGs have been characterized by many thought-leaders as overwhelming.
Co-Authors for two separate textbooks published by CRC Press, Agustiady and Hoffmeier had been seeking an opportunity to collaborate on a book for some time. Agustiady gives a lighthearted take on the expanded scope of the project. “We had talked about co-authoring just one, single book. Amazingly, our aspirations grew exponentially into an entire UN SDG series!” The duo will co-author one textbook in the series, while taking responsibility for recruiting co-authors and editing the remaining 16 titles. Agustiady adds, “We’ve taken the approach to ‘begin with the end in mind’, with SDG 17 – Partnerships for the Goals.”
Hoffmeier describes the first Guidebook to be released Q4 of 2019. “Starting with SDG 17, Tina and I provide a primer for the rest of the series, as well as guidance on how to prioritize the goals and integrate the SDGs into corporate strategy. Companies need to understand what’s in it for them, when it comes to the SDGs – we’ll answer that question, then provide the roadmap to get started.”
SHERPA Sustainability Institute CEO, Rob Wilson explains their commitment to publish the remaining 16 SDG Guidebooks throughout 2020. “We’re coming up on ten years left for the 2030 Agenda, and we can’t expect government agencies and NGOs alone to carry the ball. The time has come for the private sector to step up. Some corporate leaders understand the benefits of focusing on specific SDGs – it makes sense for their business. More companies are taking action, but too many are sitting on the sidelines. The Corporate Guidebook Series aims to break through that inertia.”
With over 100 case studies featured across 17 titles, there are many opportunities to get involved with the Meta-Project. A free online information session will be held September 27th. Free registration at https://sherpa-unsdg-meta-project-infosession.eventbrite.com. The information session will include live Q&A about the Meta-Project and briefly cover the many ways to contribute:
- Research Team
- Case Studies
- Website, Media Relations, Social Media & Communications
- Grant-Writing & Partnership/Donor Relations
- Volunteer Project Management & Event Planning
- Volunteer Manuscript Reviewers & SME Advisors
- Graphic Design for illustrations/figures, infographics
Can’t attend live? Register and receive access to the recording. https://sherpa-unsdg-meta-project-infosession.eventbrite.com
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