UNGSII created with it`s SDG Commitment Report SCR500 one of the first proof points how cooperation between science and finance underlines the value of the SDGs : the team of senior executives from multiple UN agencies created together with academics and leaders from within the finance sector a compelling concept illustrating that investments following the SDG principles can help to outperform even existing offerings such as the MSCI World, Dow Jones Sustainability Index and others. Read more
With SCR500 track record of more than 5 years, UNGSII was asked to transform the concept and help cities overcoming the following paradox: while the cities being the ones on the ground with the best and most hands on experience how to implement the 17 SDGs, their concrete projects were refused by the finance sector in 9 out of 10 cases as traditional compliance standards were not existing. Therefore UNGSII created the 25+5 SDG Leadership platform for 25 cities and 5 indigenous communities in order to understand the realities in communities on all continents even better. Within less than 3 years UNGSII and UN Habitat decided to unite their efforts in regards to help mayors and their administration to overcome the challenges of finding access to SDG related funding. Improvements and Learnings were shared once per year at the SDG Lab in Davos but as well at the UN Habitat Urban Forum in Abu Dhabi as well as Kattowitz. During the General Assembly of UN Habitat in Nairobi, June 2023, expert teams were mandated to develop criteria and metrics for testing in 20 countries (80 cities) to move forward with SDG-City-Certification, in order to find a globally accepted solutions for the other 9920 cities with more than 100.000 citizens. Read more
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25+5 SDG Cities
5 Participating Cities are selected from each of the following six categories:
* Medium - Approx. 500K pop.
* Large - Approx. 1 million pop.
* Mega - 5 million+ population
* Indigenous Communities
The SDG Cities Leadership Competition will feature several annually recurring events supported by an extensive global media distribution network.
The Celebration Program is designed to showcase amazing stories of initiatives, people, technologies, programs, organizations and measurable, realworld results that are responsible for progress being made toward the SDGs in each City.
Live televised events such as the Global Goals Concert Series, and the Global Goals Awards Show, in addition to weekly magazine programs and short-format highlight content distributed via social media, are all designed to draw global attention to innovations, progress and outstanding contributions to the SDG originating from each participating city, their companies, non-profits and citizens.
ANNUAL EVENTS CALENDAR
25+5 SDG Cities Leadership Schedule
(Personal Invitation only)
January: SDG Lab Davos
June: UN Habitat General Assembly, Nairobi
September: UNGA presenting the SDG Cities platform, New York
November: SCR500 Awards for Banking, Insurances and Stock Exchanges, Kronberg
December: COP Dubai