Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or sustainable development goals in Dutch, must end poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030.

The 17 goals

The goals were created, under the direction of the UN, by collecting from all corners of the world what citizens think is important. Nearly 7.8 million people participated in its creation. This global agenda consists of five essential components or the 5 Ps: people, planet, prosperity, partnership and peace. Sustainable development thus involves an ideal balance between ecological, economic and social interests. Also watch this film.

SDGs in Higher Education

Students are the makers of the future and thus of great importance for the transition to a sustainable society. Sustainability is a catch-all term, covering many aspects. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer students and teachers an action perspective that helps to give sustainable development hands and feet and to make choices. It also provides a common language to engage in new partnerships and collaborations. This collaboration is essential to realize the goals (SDG 17). Therefore, all HBO institutions integrate the SDGs into their education. In this way, we ensure that students develop the right knowledge, skills and attitudes to occupy a meaningful place in society.

Terms explained! What are SDGs, B Corps, Sustainability and CSR?

You see them come up, a number of sustainable terms. If you go looking for information on sustainability you will come across a lot of these different abbreviations and terms. But what do they actually mean?