SDGs in Action: Partnerships
14 September 2022 - Impact Hub

SDGs in Action: 17 Partnerships for Goals 

The SDG’s are designed to provide guidance for our global community to promote actions that impact all of us and create a better future for generations to come. This month we’d like to spotlight SDG 17- Partnerships for Goals, which strengthens the means of implementation and revitalizes the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development.  

This goal highlights the level of importance for stability on a global scale for economic structure, performance, behavior, and decision-making as a whole and the great need to come together as a global community to deploy financial resources for developing countries.

Impact Doesn’t Happen in Isolation

One of our favorite sayings at Impact Hub is “Impact cannot happen in isolation. It requires collective action.” SDG 17  is built into who we are – a global community dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs developing solutions to world’s toughest challenges. We understand from a first-hand perspective the importance of combining different perspectives, trying to grow our bubble of influence and partner for greater impact.

Collective Action

Some of our favorite organizations and initiatives also working towards SDG 17:

Forge North

The Forge North Coalition: Made up of entrepreneurs, investors, executives and community leaders (including Impact Hub MSP!) working together to make the Twin Cities the best place  to start and scale ventures.


Minnesota International NGO  Network: Provides a collaborative environment for international practicitions and supporters in Minnesota to learn and exchange ideas. Impact Hub MSP will  be tabling at their upcoming Summit on October 13. Registration is now open!

Cogent Consulting: A  financial and impact investing firm with a hybrid thinking approach that combines the best of philanthropy and service with the best of business and investment.

Global Minnesota: Delivers programs that allow Minnesotans to connect and participate in the international sphere, and for Minnesota to extend its influence around the globe.

Interested how you can join the global collective and take action? 

Things to do: 

Dig Deeper

SDG 17 breaks down into a number of related topics, which makes this goal quite complex and robust. 

Related topics are as follows: 

  • Capacity Building
  • Finance
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships and Voluntary Commitments 
  • Science 
  • Technology 
  • Trade
  • National Strategies and SDG Integration 

All of which are areas that create impact and progress towards SDG 17. The UN has defined 19 Targets and 25 Indicators for SDG 17.  Read more here for a deeper dive on data behind SDG 17.