The Global Sustainability Network

The United Nations, New York. September 28th 2016

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The contribution made by everyone is enormous.

It’s laying the vital foundations for the future and, in the short term, the more formal launch of the Global Sustainability Network in Dubai in December 2016. All of this information is informing the development of a summary strategic framework — the foundations for the ongoing delivery of the aims of Goal 8 towards 2030 — a little short of 14 years from now.

We Want To See Numbers:

The Five Tracks

Put very simply there have been 5 tracks to the work undertaken in 2016— Business, Government, Media, Community and Faith. We alone have met with over 200 people, instititions and initiatives passionate about doing something meaningful.

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GOAL 8 IS CONSIDERED VERY HIGHLY IN TERMS OF OVERALL IMPORTANCE
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How Did We Get Here?

A Quick Recap On The Story So Far

1. LAMBETH PALACE — Leading Up To The Vatican Forum

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2. THE VATICAN SESSIONS — The next gathering took place on March 18th at Casina Pio 1V In The Vatican City in Rome.

Five Themes Emerged

1. We Need To Unify To Succeed — We need collaboration not competition. Our focus must be on the UN’s SDG Goal 8. We need to design a systemic business plan on unlimited growth — using solutions that already exist — we need a genuine coalition of the right people for this to happen.

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3. WESTMINSTER ABBEY — London. 21st May 2016. The Network Grows

The day we spent at Westminster Abbey was focused on Business & Government. The conversations were a further opportunity to explore what we all want to achieve and how we move to actions.

“The room was packed full of people with very specific expertise, some already developing ideas for initiatives, some with initiatives already launched.”

Coming up with ideas is never likely to be a problem. Connecting and Integrating them — making sure they are the right ones — making them even stronger than they would be as independent solutions — that’s always the more important challenge.

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Making Our Difference Make A Difference. @JohnCaswell + @Tifferly.

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