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Launch of Geneva SDG Data Forum
16/11/2022
Launch of Geneva SDG Data Forum
November 11 marked the convening of the launch of the “Geneva SDG Data Forum”, a roundtable discussion on practices, challenges, and futures of the SDG data systems and brought together by SDG Lab, the Graduate Institute of Geneva, and Deloitte.
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Strengthening the Geneva 2030 Ecosystem: New Study Underlines Need for Physical Collaboration Space in Geneva
15/11/2022
Strengthening the Geneva 2030 Ecosystem: New Study Underlines Need for Physical Collaboration Space in Geneva
The SDG Lab and IISD in collaboration with ImpactHub conducted an analysis of how a physical collaboration space in the Nations district in the city of Geneva could strengthen existing efforts to build a more inclusive and connected ecosystem
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Going Beyond the Sustainable Finance Trend –  Mobilizing the Financial Sector for the Sustainable Development Goals
19/10/2022
Going Beyond the Sustainable Finance Trend – Mobilizing the Financial Sector for the Sustainable Development Goals
With just eight years left to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 SDGs, accelerating the transition to a global economic model aligned with SDGs is of the essence. So, what’s needed to speed up this transition? What are the roadblocks to accelerating the pace?
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Measuring the SDGs: Data Practices, Challenges and Futures
11/10/2022
Measuring the SDGs: Data Practices, Challenges and Futures
The growing turn to data as a means of knowing and governing global problems requires a multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral dialogue. This round table event brings together key representatives from international organizations, academia, and civil society to reflect on the practices, challenges, and futures of the Sustainable Development Goal data system.
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Pipeline Builder Partnership: John Hendra
28/9/2022
Pipeline Builder Partnership: John Hendra
Over the next four weeks, and in the lead up to Building Bridges Week 2022, the SDG Lab is running a series of interviews looking at sustainable finance from the perspectives of four people involved in the Pipeline Builder pilot, a joint initiative of the SDG Lab and the Ground_Up Project. The Pipeline Builder seeks to streamline and boost financial flows to projects aligned with national sustainable development strategies, and it has been kickstarted in Ghana.
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Pipeline Builder Partnership: Yofi Grant
27/9/2022
Pipeline Builder Partnership: Yofi Grant
Over the next four weeks, and in the lead up to Building Bridges Week 2022, the SDG Lab is running a series of interviews looking at sustainable finance from the perspectives of four people involved in the Pipeline Builder pilot, a joint initiative of the SDG Lab and the Ground_Up Project. The Pipeline Builder seeks to streamline and boost financial flows to projects aligned with national sustainable development strategies, and it has been kickstarted in Ghana.
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Global Goals Week: Mobilizing Networks for the SDGs
26/9/2022
Global Goals Week: Mobilizing Networks for the SDGs
Applying the MIT Practical Impact Alliance model, members of the Geneva SDG Community mapped the different roles they play vis-à-vis three missions related to enabling SDG implementation: leveraging sustainable finance for the SDGs; enhancing the use of quality data for SDG action; and harnessing the positive potential of digital technology towards SDG impact. The exercise resulted in new, more profound connections among SDG actors and in improved understanding of the different roles they play vis-à-vis the shared mission.
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Pipeline Builder Partnership: Brindusa Burrows Interview
19/9/2022
Pipeline Builder Partnership: Brindusa Burrows Interview
Over the next four weeks, and in the lead up to Building Bridges Week 2022, the SDG Lab is running a series of interviews looking at sustainable finance from the perspectives of four people involved in the Pipeline Builder pilot, a joint initiative of the SDG Lab and the Ground_Up Project. The Pipeline Builder seeks to streamline and boost financial flows to projects aligned with national sustainable development strategies, and it has been kickstarted in Ghana.
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Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
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Sustainable Cities and Communities
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Pipeline Builder Partnership: Charles Abani Interview
15/9/2022
Pipeline Builder Partnership: Charles Abani Interview
Over the next four weeks, and in the lead up to Building Bridges Week 2022, the SDG Lab is running a series of interviews looking at sustainable finance from the perspectives of four people involved in the Pipeline Builder pilot, a joint initiative of the SDG Lab and the Ground_Up Project. The Pipeline Builder seeks to streamline and boost financial flows to projects aligned with national sustainable development strategies, and it has been kickstarted in Ghana.
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Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Cities and Communities
Partnerships For the Goals
Recent Developments in Sustainable Finance
7/9/2022
Recent Developments in Sustainable Finance
Building Bridges is right around the corner and we're here to provide you answers to the most common questions and recent developments in the Sustainable Finance sphere to help you be prepared.
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Geneva SDG Community Annual Meeting 2022
29/8/2022
Geneva SDG Community Annual Meeting 2022
In the lead up to the 2022 Global Goals Week, the SDG Lab is organizing the Annual Meeting of the Geneva SDG Community, on September 15, 14:00-17:00 CET, at UN Geneva. Held in person for the first time since the onset of COVID-19, the meeting represents a unique opportunity to hear from thought leaders on the power of networks to mobilize SDG action.
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SDG Lab at Building Bridges Week 2022
11/8/2022
SDG Lab at Building Bridges Week 2022
The third edition of Building Bridges Week (BBW) 2022 - a collaborative effort for advancing sustainable finance in Switzerland and around the globe - will take place from 3-6 October 2022, at the Centre International de Conférences Geneva (CICG), with many sessions available online. This year, BBW will focus on action-oriented discussions on mainstreaming Finance for Nature and Climate; Agriculture, Food and Land Use; Innovation in Sovereign Debt Management; Social Justice and Financial Inclusion and Just transition.
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No Poverty
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Cities and Communities