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What is the Sustainable Purchase Program and Sustainable Development on a Mission?

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 We Support Sustainable Goals Everywhere. Are you in the know?



The world has a new, shared set of development goals and has agreed to 17 new global development goals spanning the next 14 years. These “Global Goals” are meant to drive collaboration around extreme poverty, inequality and injustice and climate change. And many brands will likely jump in to help.

A survey by Neilson found that almost half (of global consumers were familiar or very familiar with the U.N., and 27% were familiar or very familiar with the global goals.

Achieving the Global Goals will require the awareness and engagement of citizens all around all around the world. But are people around the globe aware of the U.N. and the new global goals? And how important are these 17 goals to them?

The 17 goals were selected through an inclusive process that is reflected in respondent interest that spanned across the individual goals. Asked to prioritize their top three goals, though, respondents most frequently selected Peace and Justice (Goal #16), Good Health and Well-Being (Goal #3) and Good Jobs and Economic Growth (Goal #8).

The Mills Realty Sustainable Purchase Program

The Mills Realty SUSTAINABLE PURCHASE PROGRAM aims at eliminating 17 goals with 169 target objectives. The program views the people as an integral part of the business. Due to businesses being the foundation of the community, businesses have the power to make a profound change and still be able to succeed. In fact, when the planet works together as one unit everybody wins. The SUSTAINABLE PURCHASE PROGRAM gives the community the capital to make a significant change in the community and also the planet. At the same time, Mills Realty reduces its carbon footprint and the carbon footprint of those using the service. By the 17 SDG goals being the modus operandi,  we will help provide a clear understanding of what the 17 SGD goals are for those who do not know. 

Chapter 1: Getting to know the Sustainable Development Goals

An introduction to the SDGs

In September 2015 Heads of State and Government agreed to set the world on a path towards sustainable development through the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, which set out quantitative objectives across the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of sustainable development — all to be achieved by 2030. The goals provide a framework for shared action “for people, planet, and prosperity,” to be implemented by “all countries and all stakeholders, acting in collaborative partnership.” As articulated in the 2030 Agenda, “never before have world leaders pledged common action and endeavor across such a broad and universal policy agenda.” 169 targets accompany the 17 goals and set out quantitative and qualitative objectives for the next 15 year.

These targets are “global in nature and universally applicable, taking into account different national realities, capacities and levels of development and respecting national policies and priorities.” A set of indicators and a monitoring framework will also accompany the goals. The indicators are defined by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs), which will present its recommendations to the UN Statistical Commission in March 2016.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (17SDGs)

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals form a cohesive and integrated package of global aspirations the world commits to achieving by 2030. Building on the accomplishments of their predecessors the MDGs, the SDGs address the most pressing global challenges of our time, calling upon collaborative partnerships across and between countries to balance the three dimensions of sustainable development — economic growth, environmental sustainability, and social inclusion[1.i].


Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.

Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.

Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.

Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries.

Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.

Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

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Edward Winfrey

Edward S. Winfrey is the Founder/CMO of Nikindi Business Solutions (NBS Global). NBS Global is a marketing Consulting firm located in Chicago Illinois. We at NBS Global specialize in everything in the marketing dimension. We conduct all marketing activities and also function as an external marketing department for some firms. An “external marketing department (EMD)” is when a consultant firm develops a marketing department for the purpose of establishing a marketing department to later turn the duties over to group of new internal employees who will become the primary MKT department once they are trained properly on the new activities, strategies and tactics that were designed and created my the consultant firm.