Philanthropy and the SDGs: Overview Guide and Practical Tools

Increasingly, philanthropic funders are seeking alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the global agenda for people and planet adopted by the United Nations in 2015. As part of its work on the SDGs, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors has created two publications to give funders practical advice on how to plan, assess, report, and act on these goals. Both guides have several case studies and feature insights and strategies from global philanthropic leaders.

About the SDGs

In 2015, all 193 Member States of the UN pledged to achieve an ambitious set of 17 goals over 15 years. These Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, address global issues, envisioning a world where no one lives in extreme poverty, all children have access to education, and all nations make rapid progress on tackling climate change. Many organizations are now turning to the convergence of the SDGs and the human rights agenda, as this June 2017 conference in Bonn reveals.