Supporting the UK's progress towards the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals
What we’re doing
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our new charity, So Damn Good. It has been set up with the intention of supporting the UK’s progress in meeting the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The SDGs address a set of global challenges related to poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice, with the intention of creating a better and more sustainable future for all by 2030. For a full list of the goals and what they aim to achieve, click here.
How we’re going to do it
So Damn Good (also SDG in case you hadn’t quite caught that) aims to support this mission in the following ways:
Accelerating progress towards the SDGs by creating better connections between people and organisations
Actively engaging communities in increasing action taken on the SDGs
Delivering solutions that make it easier for people and organisations to engage in supporting the SDGs
Providing financial support (via grant funding) to others who are actively engaged in addressing one or more of the SDGs.
Funding the work
Funds for grants will be raised through donations and fundraising. 100% of any money that Energise earns from its trading operations through initiatives such as Meters that Matter (where our clients donate to the fund when they install metering as part of their Net Zero plans), being donated to the charity.
Why does it matter?
It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that in order to support these goals, you have to work in one of the developing countries, but the UK still faces its own challenges. As an example, around 20% of the UK population lives in poverty (defined as a household income below 60% of the median for the UK - part of Goal 1 to address).
We also have a challenge in meeting the requirement to “pass on to the next generation a natural environment protected and enhanced for the future” (part of Goal 6). And the one closest to our hearts, having worked in the energy and carbon industry for over a decade, is Goal 13 – to “take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts”. The UK is addressing this by committing to go net zero by 2050. We don’t believe this is good enough, soon enough, so we aim to support organisations to become net zero carbon (or even carbon negative) by 2030.
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How can I get involved?
There are four ways to support the work of our charity:
If you’re an organisation that would benefit from a grant to fund your work and can demonstrate how you’re supporting one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, please get in touch here
If you’d like to make a donation to the charity, please get in touch here
f you’re an organisation that has volunteer opportunities to work on a project that supports one or more of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, please get in touch here
Finally, if you’re an individual, or part of an organisation, that would like to link up with opportunities to support the work of other charities or organisations involved in addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, please get in touch here
Find out more: https://www.energise.com/so-damn-good
Get in touch: 01480 220280 / firstname.lastname@example.org