Posted on 12 July 2016
The Measure What Matters programme has focused on the implementation and alignment (across international, national and business scales) of sustainable development indicators for the Global Goals, with SEI's research - conducted across the York, Stockholm and Tallinn centres - underpinning the programme.
The event - hosted by Accounting for Sustainability, The Green Economy Coalition, SEI, IIED and the Global Reporting Initiative - brought together senior representatives from international and national government, business, the statistics community and civil society and discussed issues ranging from Social Capital measurement, to the role of business engagement in SDG delivery.
It was designed to:
The morning sessions explored these goals within the context of five cross-cutting themes which were important to the implementation the Global Goals:
Setting the Direction
Filling the gaps
Partnership and collaboration
Integration and interdependencies
The afternoon sessions discussed how action could be achieved in four key impact areas:
Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services
Social Capital, Governance and Trust
Human Capital and Wellbeing
At the event, Johan Kuylenstierna (SEI Executive Director) took part in the inaugural Measure What Matters advisory group and hosted a plenary session seeking personal commitments on SDG action from the event attendees. HRH The Prince of Wales also attended the Advisory Group and addressed the audience in session. Watch this on YouTube or read the transcript of his speech.
To see updates from the event follow the hashtag #mwmatters
More information and learning outcomes from the project can be found here: measurewhatmatters.info