At ActionCOACH Team Sage, we are passionate about sustainability – the sustainability of small businesses and the sustainability of the earth. We love rolling up our sleeves, getting our hands into it to invest  in our local community and abroad. And now we can organize and track our efforts thanks to two powerful organizations – the United Nations and B1G1 – Business for Good. As we move forward in 2020 and deepen our commitments, we’d love to share the lens we’re looking through. 

What Are The UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals?

In 2015, the United Nations named 17 sustainable development goals, a brief description is “The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice. The 17 Goals are all interconnected, and in order to leave no one behind, it is important that we achieve them all by 2030.” 

Below is  a list of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals:

  1. No Poverty
  2. Zero Hunger
  3. Good Health and Well-being
  4. Quality Education
  5. Gender Equality
  6. Clean Water and Sanitation
  7. Affordable and Clean Energy
  8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
  9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  10. Reduced Inequalities
  11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
  12. Responsible Consumption and Production
  13. Climate Action
  14. Life below Water
  15. Life on Land
  16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  17. Partnerships for the Goals

How Are Businesses & Organizations Supporting the UN’s Goals?

B1G1 embraces these goals as a fresh way of looking at the projects they endorse. Each project listed on B1G1 contributes to one or more SDGs. ActionCOACH Team Sage is proud to partner with B1G1, a social enterprise and non-profit organization that embraces these goals! This globally impactful program resonates with us as our entire mission revolves around improving the world through the context of small business. These sustainable development goals are an inspiring and useful way to organize our efforts. 

Our Role In Making A Difference

As Coaches we love to celebrate both ours and your successes and at Team Sage we have so much to celebrate! When we work with the B1G1 platform, they track our impacts. For example when we bring on a new client, we give two goats to a rural family, generating a year’s worth of sustainable income.

As of today, B1G1 has identified 160,237 impacts ActionCOACH Team Sage has generated! We are humbled to know that while we are making a difference at home, we are also making a difference around the world.  While we give to many projects at B1G1 the UN Sustainable Development Goal we’re operating through in working with our clients is #8. And we are not alone in this effort. Here are a few stories of businesses committed to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals:

Examples Of Other Businesses Who Are Making A Big Impact Too!

Goal 1: No Poverty

Indigo Drones in Costa Rica provides aerial data to farmers. Their mapping and crop monitoring services help farmers to improve yields, reduce waste and reduce fertilizer overuse.

Goal 5: Gender Equality

HERproject educates women in the arenas of financial inclusion, gender equality and health, cultivating improved financial and family planning practices for more than 800,000 women in 14 countries.

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

SevaExchange is a platform that reinvents time banking services for the modern digital economy, incentivizing otherwise undervalued work. 

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Eletrobio is an online platform allowing users to donate, buy, or sell used electronics and components. By prolonging the life of products, resources are conserved and electronic waste is reduced.

Ready To Make A Difference With Us?

We would love to share with you more about our sustainability experiences! Connect with us at 305.285.9264 or email us at [email protected]. To learn more about B1G1 – Business for Good, check out their website here

About the author,

With 14 years of experience in working with small and medium sized businesses to help them grow, Doug is committed to seeing business owners thrive. Business coaching is what drives Doug.

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