The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
Research carried out by McKinsey and One Family shows that at the current pace of progress, the SDGs will be achieved in 2070. One Family believes that with collaboration this pace can be greatly accelerated and therefore we have invited around 100 of the world’s most innovative social entrepreneurs and their associates to join forces to create more impact in a shorter time scale.
SDG Acceleration is a partnership between McKinsey, Ashoka, Skoll, Schwab and One Family to ensure the SDGs are achieved in 2030.