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What is the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Publishers Compact?


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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Publishers Compact is a collective initiative which hopes to rally publishers worldwide to actively contribute to the realization of the SDGs by 2030.


According to the UN the SDGs are "the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all" they encompass many global challenges including those related to climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. You can learn more about the specific goals HERE.


Collaboratively launched with the International Publishers Association at Frankfurt 2020, the Compact serves as a framework for inspiring action and fostering collaboration among publishers, aiming to accelerate progress towards the shared goal of sustainable development.


Signatories to the SDG Publishers Compact commit to:

1. Committing to the SDGs

2. Actively promoting and acquiring content

3. Annually reporting on progress towards achieving SDGs

4. Nominating a person who will promote SDG progress

5. Raising awareness and promoting the SDGs among staff

6. Raising awareness and promoting the SDGs among suppliers

7. Becoming an advocate to customers and stakeholders

8. Collaborating across cities, countries, and continents

9. Dedicating budget and other resources towards accelerating progress

10. Taking action on at least one SDG goal


To learn more about the compact and to sign on, click here.




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