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SDG Meetups

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Meetup is a monthly meetup powered by SDG House residents and Impact Hub Amsterdam.

The SDG Meetup series provides a continuous engagement opportunity to accelerate solutions per SDG and develop shared knowledge and resources. It is also an accessible collaboration platform for established organisations, impact entrepreneurs, SMEs, institutions and independent professionals who want to learn about and work on the SDGs in an entrepreneurial way.

Each edition focuses on one SDG (i.e. gender equality, climate change). It is an interactive evening event meant to generate new ideas, connections, collaboration and action. At each edition we invite knowledge partners, entrepreneurs, innovators and expert facilitators to co-create an inspiring environment for us.

The learnings and insights of each meetup are shared with larger public through a blog series.

Past Meetups

#1 | SDG 12: Responsible Consumption & Production This goal aims at promoting resource and energy efficiency, sustainable infrastructure, and providing access to basic services, green and decent jobs and a better quality of life for all. With MUD Jeans, Fairfood and Boeren & Buren. >> Read the blog here!

#2 | SDG 11: Sustainable Cities & Communities This goal creates a future in which our cities are inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable – with access to basic services, energy, housing, transportation and more. With ROEF Collective and De Gezonde Stad. >> Read the blog here!

#3 | SDG 3: Good Health & Well-Being Many more people today are living healthier lives than in the past decade, but people are still suffering needlessly from preventable diseases, and too many are dying prematurely. SDG 3 is about ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages. With Philips, Amref Flying Doctors & LegBank. >> Read the blog here!

#4 | SDG 5: Gender Equality While some forms of discrimination against women and girls are diminishing, gender inequality continues to hold women back and deprives them of basic rights and opportunities. SDG 5 is about achieving gender quality and empowering all women and girls around the world. With She Matters, She Decides & Equileap. >> Read the blog here!

#5 | SDG 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure Investment in infrastructure and innovation are crucial drivers of economic growth and development. That’s why SDG 9 encourages building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation. With Metabolic, Studio Wae & Biopolus. >> Read the blog here!

#6 | SDG 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions Many people continue to suffer horrors as a result of armed conflict or other forms of violence. Advances in promoting access to justice are uneven. SDG 16 aims to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels. With The Hague Humanity Hub, MasterPeace, TYKN, and WO=MEN. >> Read the blog here!

#7 | SDG 13: Climate Action The world continues to experience rising temperatures and sea levels and extreme weather conditions through increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases. SDG 13 focuses on taking urgent action to combat this. The 7th Meetup was a special edition during Fashion Revolution Week, in collaboration with Fashion Revolution. >> Read the blog here!

#8 | SDG 8: Decent Work & Economic Growth We are seeing slower growth, widening inequalities, and not enough jobs to keep up with a growing labour force. That’s why SDG 8 promotes sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and. productive employment and decent work for all. With Unicef Nederland, Social Finance NL, and GreenfieldCities.

#9 | SDG 2: Zero Hunger There have been huge achievements to reduce hunger around the world, but extreme hunger and malnutrition still remain a huge barrier to development in many countries. That’s why SDG 2 focuses on ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture. With The Hunger Project, DSM, and The World Resources Institute.

#10 | SDG 14: Life Below Water The sustainable use and conservation of the oceans continues to require effective strategies and management to combat the adverse effects of overfishing, growing ocean acidification and worsening coastal eutrophication. During the evening program of the SDG Action day, we'll discuss this goal, together with our Young Impactmakers Community! With WWF NL, Dopper, Extinction Rebellion NL.

#11 | SDG 5, 10, 11: Gender Equality, Reduced Inequalities, Sustainable Cities and Communities In October we hosted a special edition of our SDG Meetups, in which we focussed on multiple SDGs that relate to one overarching theme: inclusion. We dove into SDG 5: Gender Equality, SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities, and SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, as all three of these goals have great potential to contribute to an inclusive society. With KLABU, Welcome App and Meer Vrouwen in de Politiek.

#12 | SDG 15: Life On Land Did you know that forests cover 30.7 per cent of the Earth’s surface and, in addition to providing food security and shelter, they are key to combating climate change, protecting biodiversity and the homes of the indigenous population? By protecting forests, we will also be able to strengthen natural resource management and increase land productivity. This and more was discussed in SDG Meetup #12, focusing on SDG 15: Life on Land.

#13 | Circular Fashion The 13 edition of our monthly SDG Meetup touched on several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to the fashion industry. Our diverse lineup featured speakers from W.Green (comms & branding agency for sustainable lifestyle), Fruitleather (leather alternative made from dried fruit waste), Loop.alife (circular knitwear) and Ace & Tate (affordable and stylish eyewear). >> Read the blog here!

#14 | SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy In 2019 The Netherlands signed the Nationale Climate Agreement, with the goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 49% in 2030 compared to 1990. This is necessary to ensure that global warming does not exceed 1.5 ℃. The Netherlands is a frontrunner when it comes to innovations in the energy sector. During this meet-up, we zoomed into the different sectors that emit the most energy. And we brought solutions for alternative ways to get our energy from. >> Read blog here!

#15 | Covid-19 and International Supply Chains With COVID-19 disrupting international production and trade, organisations with international supply chains are facing major challenges. These challenges grow in complexity when sustainable and responsible business conduct is top priority within the organisation. In this online event on May 12, a group of peer professionals came together to analyse current and expected supply chain developments and mitigation strategies building upon their own experiences. >>Read blog here!