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Since its inception in 2015, the 2030 Agenda has provided a blueprint for shared prosperity in a sustainable world—a world where all people can live productive, vibrant and peaceful lives on a healthy planet. The year 2030 is just over a decade away, and we must ask ourselves if our actions today are laying the right foundation to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2019 provides evidence-based insights to answer this question.
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An important and timely recipe for hope for humans and all forms of life To what extent do existing laws recognize the rights of nature? This is the question that David Boyd sets out to answer in his book. Beyond the headlines portending environmental catastrophes, a movement of immense import has been building — in courtrooms, legislatures, and communities across the globe. Cultures and laws are transforming to provide a powerful new approach to protecting the planet and the species with whom we share it.
Dr. David R. Boyd
The Canadian Social Enterprise Guide is a publication of the Enterprising Non-Profits Program (enp). Enp provides support to non-profit organizations that are starting or expanding a social enterprise, using a business model to meet a market need, further their mission, and/or contribute to their sustainability.
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Affirming that indigenous peoples are equal to all other peoples, while recognizing the right of all peoples to be different, to consider themselves different, and to be respected as such, Affirming also that all peoples contribute to the diversity and richness of civilizations and cultures, which constitute the common heritage of humankind......
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TechSoup offers a range of services to help your nonprofit better implement and manage your technology. From emergency tech support to strategic planning to fully managed IT services, our offerings are designed to meet the needs of all types of organizations.
That the Salish Sea is a united sea is clear when you examine this map produced by Stefan Freelan in 2009. Unadorned with locations of the cities or the international border, the map clearly shows that the Salish Sea is a single integrated body of water that deserves its own name. Simply, it is defined as the  “umbrella” name that covers the collective waters of the Strait of Georgia, the Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
Stefan Freelan
A ground-breaking book on the transformative power of impact investing This is the first book to chart the catalytic path of this new industry, explaining how it is and can be a positive disruptive force. It shows how impact investing is a transformational vehicle for delivering "blended value" throughout the investment spectrum, giving a single name to a set of activities previously siloed in enclaves, revealing how they are linked within what is becoming a new field of investing. Written by two leaders in the growing field of impact investing, the book defines this emerging industry for participants on all sides of the funding equation (investors, funders and social entrepreneurs). Filled with illustrative examples of impact investing success stories Reveals how the field can expand in order to address the most critical social and environmental issues of our day Explores the wide-ranging applications of impact investing as well as entrepreneurial opportunities The authors do not take a normative approach to argue how investors should behave like an investment guide might but show how entrepreneurial people and institutions are already offering an integrated alternative.
Antony Bugg-Levine & Jed Emerson
Facing injustice against Indigenous peoples, the environment, the impoverished, and uprooted peoples who arrive here, Canadians need extraordinary solutions. Given our mission to promote positive change, the Catherine Donnelly Foundation joins a growing momentum of Impact Investing. This report shares our experience and encourages colleague foundations or organizations who may be pondering such investments. We honour the beating heart of impacts we seek: the passionate, inspired work of groups, communities and organizations.
Catherine Donnelly Foundation
The World Happiness Report is a landmark survey of the state of global happiness. The World Happiness Report 2018, ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, and 117 countries by the happiness of their immigrants.
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In the year 2015, leaders from 193 countries of the world came together to face the future. They created a plan called the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This set of 17 goals imagines a future just 15 years off that would be rid of poverty and hunger, and safe from the worst effects of climate change. It’s an ambitious plan. 
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This Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. We recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)