Social enterprise & the UN Millennium goals

In 2014, the United Nations came together to create the Millennium goals; 17 Sustainable Development Goals to eradicate inequality and poverty around the world. The SDGs represent a historic agreement aimed at refocusing businesses everywhere as part of a worldwide plan to be more responsive to community needs and to deliver global solutions. Social businesses and not-for-profits are coming up with innovative ways to tackle the SDG in any way they can from finding different approaches to tackling these ingrained and complex issues.

One10’s founder Geoff Gourley was honoured to have been on the board of the United Nations Association of Australia. In his role, he was able to promote the importance of sustainability goals in educating the community on key international and local environmental, human rights and social justice issues. One10 advocates support for the UN’s SDGs in the Australian community and seek to demonstrate why the UN matters to people everywhere.

“It’s not just about philanthropy or corporate social responsibility. It’s smart business.” - Ingrid Embree (Huffington post)

Here at One10, we believe the best way to tackle the issues of today is with innovative solutions, especially through the work of social enterprise. We encourage for-purpose businesses to embrace a for-profit model so that it can find investors to help scale up the operations to have an even greater impact. This is tough to do on a not-for-profit model, but there are ways to finance this type of model.

If you want to be smarter about how you do business or have any questions about the SDGs, get in touch with us to find out how we can help you.

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