Why join the SDG Compacts movement?
Countless initiatives exist to drive SDG progress, but at the core of the SDG Compacts movement is a desire to reduce duplication of platforms and services and instead focus on aligning local-global incentives and opening doors to new funding to support this action. Groups across sectors joining forces behind the SDG Compacts will benefit in different ways:
Cities and local governments can generate and sustain political will, mobilize new funding, learn and share with other global cities, and validate and celebrate local progress
Civil society organizations can engage on a deeper level with both citizens and local government representatives, driving local action towards the global goals, support local-to-global alignment, ground their efforts in a mutual accountability mechanism, and scale impact
Investors and private sector can identify new pathways for investment, see greater ROI, and better assess the non-financial risk of their investments
INGOs and global development agencies can scale impact, identify new pathways for investment, gain alignment on SDG commitments, and embrace data driven transparency