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.


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There are plenty of ways to get involved at the local, regional and global levels. Here are a few options within EO to consider:

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Global Citizen of the Year

The Entrepreneurs' Organization supports the Sustainable Development Goals

Supporting the
United Nations
Brian Brault, EO Western New York

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

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

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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.

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2 ZERO HUNGER

End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture

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Nashville Entrepreneurs Give Back During the Holidays

EO Nashville members band together during the holidays to provide charities and food pantries with help and resources for the community.

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3 GOOD HEALTH AND WELL BEING

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

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EO GSEA Winner Champions Sanitation

EO GSEA's 2011 winner, Ludwick Marishane, championed good health and wellbeing through sanitation and a bit of ingenuity in his work and his 2012 TEDx talk, "A Bath without Water."

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4 Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

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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.

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5 Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

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Share Your Story

Are you working to empower women through championing female representation in the public sphere, or helping protect those women and children who do not have a voice?

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6 Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

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EO Q&A: The Purpose of Life is a Life of Purpose

Phil Wilson, EO Guatemala member, is the founder of EcoFiltro, a social business aimed at providing one million rural Guatemalans with clean water by 2020

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7 Affordable and Clean Energy

Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all

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Share Your Story

Are you working to support increased funding and policy for renewable energy?

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8 Decent Work and Economic Growth

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

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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.

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9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

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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 lies—to help build a peer-to-peer community of entrepreneurs true to EO?

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10 Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

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Strengthening the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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.

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11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

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Share Your Story

Are you working to support better urban planning in developing countries?

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12 Responsible Consumption and Production

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

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Share Your Story

Are you fighting environmental pollution with positive results?

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13 Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

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Share Your Story

Are you working to support the integration of climate change policies into national policies?

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14 Life Below Water

Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

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Share Your Story

Are you working to protect the ocean and its inhabitants?

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15 Life on Land

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

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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.

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16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels

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Share Your Story

Are you working to reduce violence and end abuse?

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17 Partnerships for the Goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

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Impact Entrepreneurship' Places Importance on Social Consciousness

A number of EO members across the globe are using "Impact Entrepreneurship" to develop companies that ultimately strengthen the countries in which they operate. Read about some of their work.

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