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Research at ISF is strongly aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universally agreed set of sustainability goals that support governments, businesses and communities around the world to work towards a more just and equitable future.

UTS was one of the first universities in Australia to become a Signatory to the University Commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Since then, ISF’s research and consulting work has been integral the university’s efforts in this area.

Read about SDGs on the United Nations site

Mapping our research to the SDGs

ISF’s vision of creating a more sustainable future is strongly aligned to the overarching goal of the SDGs – and our research is too. In 2016, we developed an innovative tool to map our research against each of the 17 SDGs.

This tool showed that:

  • ISF’s research contributes knowledge and evidence to support all 17 goals.
  • All our research areas made a meaningful contribution to one or more of the SDGs.

It was important for us place our work within the context of a global effort and to ensure that our future efforts contribute to the big picture.

Where does your organisation fit in?

Achieving the SDGs requires collective effort. At ISF, we can help you align your organisational processes and outputs to the SDGs using our innovative mapping tool.

Why ISF?

Our uniquely transdisciplinary research is backed by university rigour and delivered by a passionate and qualified team with expertise across the sustainable futures domain. By bringing together multiple perspective and skill sets, we produce customised and creative solutions that can support you to make sense of SDG goals and targets.

Towards sustainable development futures

Here are some examples of ISF research that’s supporting the SDGs:

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Gender equality and inclusion

Empowering women and girls by driving gender equality, ensuring WASH availability and sustainability, and improving water resources management across the globe.

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Urban water security

Impacting water planning, implementation and advocacy through strategic water security research. This work has achieved significant annual water savings in multiple locations around Australia.

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Towards a circular economy

Creating opportunities for sustainable metal resource consumption and production. This project supports a shift towards a circular economy through metal recycling, re-use and re-manufacturing.

Contact us

t: +61 2 9514 4950

Level 10, UTS Building 10
235 Jones Street
Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia

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