The Entrepreneurs’ Organization Supports the Sustainable Development Goals
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) has announced its pledge to support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that include 17 goals and 169 targets to wipe out poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change by 2030. EO’s pledge to support the SDGs further bolsters its commitment to social entrepreneurship and provides opportunities to impact the world among its global community of entrepreneurs. This pledge was announced at a commemorative event held at the UN General Assembly’s main plaza during the 72nd session of the General Assembly.
There are plenty of ways to get involved at the local, regional and global levels. Here are a few options within EO to consider:
EO members worldwide are and have been “making our mark” and having a tremendous impact on our growing businesses, the communities we serve and operate in as well as our neighbours, families, friends and each other. As we celebrate EO’s 30th anniversary, I challenge you, my fellow entrepreneurs (EO members and prospective members), throughout the world to widen your focus and scope.
Let’s use this platform to show the world that we are committed to making the #EOImpact a universal and longstanding one.
Always grateful, Brian Brault, EO Western New York
Global Chairman, FY2017/2018
“Watch how entrepreneurs are solving some of the world’s greatest challenges with the UN SDGs!”
By Steve Distante, EO NY Long Island
Use #EOImpact on social media to tell other members how you are making an impact!
Learn more about the SDGs by clicking the icons below
1. NO POVERTY
End Poverty in all of its forms everywhere
Mali Rising Foundation Works to Empower Youth Through Education
EO Utah member Fred Johnson is the creator of the Mali Rising Foundation, bringing education to those children who wouldn’t have received it otherwise.
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
Starting a SPARK
Quality education is paramount to building sustainable countries and Sometimes, all it takes is a little spark to start a revolution. Just ask Stacey Brewer and Ryan Harrison, EO Johannesburg members who are redefining the educational ecosystem in South Africa.
Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
How Revolving Micro-Funds Lift Women Out of Poverty
EO Shanghai member Monique Maissan experienced an opportune moment, realizing her true purpose: to empower women in India’s handloom industry with a living wage for textiles produced from recycled plastic yarns. She tells us about her journey to provide decent work and, by extension, economic growth for the women her business supports.
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
Cultivating the Next Class of Entrepreneurs
When an innate desire to change lives meets opportunity, life-changing accomplishments are made. This is where EO Mexico City member Pablo Hernandez O’Hagan’s commitment liesÃ¢â‚¬â€to help build a peer-to-peer community of entrepreneurs true to EO?
What do a university in Kenya, a women’s entrepreneurship group in Peru and a non-profit in Nigeria have in common? They are just a few of the many ways in which EO is engaging the local entrepreneurial ecosystem on a global scale. By building these new relationships, and through our growing commitment to globalization, EO members are helping us further realize our vision of becoming the world’s most influential community of entrepreneurs.
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
Saving the Rainforest: Piece by Piece
Daniel Pfeifer is a member of EO Zurich, CEO of the ba institute and founder of ourpiece.com came up with the idea to crowd-source funding to save the rainforest. Our Piece is an organization that provides a streamlined way for anyone to make an impactful contribution to protecting the rain forest. EO caught up with Daniel to learn how this innovative business model works.