Toolboxes

Browse through toolboxes, providing access to models, methodologies and guidance to support policy makers in the implementation of the SDGs.

The Sustainable Development Goals Philanthropy Platform (SDGPP, or the Platform) is a global initiative that connects philanthropy with knowledge and networks that can deepen collaboration, leverage resources and sustain impact. As a global and national facilitator, it helps partners to optimize their resources and efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by enabling effective collaboration with the broader ecosystem.

Launched in July 2014, under the leadership of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Foundation Center and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), and with the funding support from the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the MasterCard Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and others, this multi-year initiative focuses on philanthropy’s input into the developmental landscape by helping foundations to better understand the opportunities for engaging in global, national, and local development processes.

The PLACARD project has just launched the Connectivity Hub, a new “search and discovery” tool that helps planners, decision-makers, researchers, policymakers, students, and interested citizens to find knowledge and organisations working on climate change adaptation (CCA) and disaster risk reduction (DRR) issues.

The SDSN Youth Solutions Hub connects young SDG innovators with experts from industry, businesses and academia. The goal is to equip innovators with the right tools and skill-set, enhancing their capacity and enabling them to scale their sustainability solutions.

The Project Planner is intended to guide you through your project and aims to cover common tasks and challenges. The phases and questions inside the Planner follow the typical structure of a project. It is up to you to whether you tackle the phases and their questions in the presented order, or work through them based on your individual needs and priorities.

Mapting is a free, participatory and playful mobile App that was created to share positive actions and discover worldwide solutions that will help make the 17SDGs a reality by the target of 2030.

Convinced that sustainable development should be about solutions rather than problems and restrictions,this blog will provide you with more information and insights on some of the great initiatives shared on our App. Beyond pictures and videos, Mapting-blog opens a small window on a future full of promises.

This toolkit is developed to support national governments in the monitoring and reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals. It brings together the collective experience of United Nations entities—the funds, programmes, agencies, regional commissions and other parts of the UN Development System—in a single, easy to access page.

This toolkit is a ‘live’ document that will be updated continuously as new resources become available.

The SDGs provide business with a powerful framework to translate global needs and ambitions into business solutions. They enable companies to better manage their risks and unlock opportunities. Radical transformation is required to deliver the Global Goals, allowing business to demonstrate leadership and apply its creativity to innovate for a more sustainable and inclusive future.

Business is not being asked to deliver the SDGs alone, but the goals will not be achieved without a significant contribution from the private sector. With our work programs we aim to provide meaningful avenues for our members to lead, transform and succeed on the journey to 2030.

Rooted in over five years of research involving 18,000 business leaders and 17 expert panels, the Explorer guides you through hundreds of sustainable solutions and market opportunities which address the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

The Global Opportunity Explorer is a joint project of Sustainia, DNV GL and the UN Global Compact, created on the conviction that the SDGs offer a myriad of business opportunities with great value to companies, society and the environment. Aside from mapping a world of cutting-edge innovation and new markets, the Explorer aims to help business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors connect with new partners, projects and markets to foster more partnerships for the SDGs and a greener and fairer world by 2030.

The UN Development Programme recognizes that bridging the massive gap in adaptation financing will require significant private sector investment and engagement, and is committed to working with the private sector to address the deficit in adaptation finance.

Recent cost estimates associated with adapting to climate change risks are two to three times higher than available international public finance for adaptation. According to the Adaptation Finance Gap Report, the international public finance available for climate change adaptation in 2014 was US$23 billion. Looking ahead, by 2030 it is estimated that adaptation costs will range between US$140-300 billion per year. Even with a large increase in public sector contributions, the volume of finance required to support adaptation in developing countries is far beyond what most expect public finance will be able to contribute.

Greater engagement with the private sector is at the forefront of UNDP’s recent adaptation initiatives, with a range of financial and non-financial instruments being used to facilitate enhanced private investment to manage the risks associated with climate change.

UNDP’s climate change adaptation work with the private sector is organized around the “3 Cs” framework that also informs overall UNDP engagement with the private sector – Convening, Catalyzing & Capitalizing.