SDG Advocacy Working Group


Be a part of these highly interactive meetings which provide an opportunity for stakeholders to engage in frank conversations about advancing the 2030 Agenda. The group will hear from guest speakers including, but not limited to, government officials, NGOs, and businesses working on advancing the Global Goals.

The Working Group will explore opportunities to shape a responsible business environment in a post-Covid world and influence the Government’s activities on the SDGs. The group is open to all members and external stakeholders.

This Working Group was launched in October 2020 to build on the momentum generated by both UKSSD and the UN Global Compact Network UK around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Launch Meeting: October 2020
The group explored three key areas where it could steer its advocacy actions, led by guest speakers:

  • Davide Stronati, Mott MacDonald – speaking about government procurement and the SDGs;
  • Allan MacLeod, Bristol City Office – sharing insights on cities, universities, and local action;
  • Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales – discussing the Future Generations Act and national implementation of the Goals.

Read a summary report of the meeting here.

Q1 Meeting: January 2021
The group discussed local action and possible outputs. We also welcomed a discussion around the Wellbeing of Future Generations Bill (UK) and how members could support the campaign, led by:

  • Lord John Bird, MBE, Founder and Editor-In-Chief of The Big Issue;
  • Priya Shivaram, Parliamentary Research Assistant, Office of Lord Bird.

Watch a recording of our guest speakers here, and read a summary report of the meeting here.


Join the SDG Advocacy Working Group
The Working Group convenes quarterly. If you would like to find out more and/or join our mailing list, please contact Global Goals Programme Manager, Jessica Lobo.