— SDGs x Net-Zero Action
In January 2020, Padang & Co launched “The Countdown to 2030”, pledging to make conversations about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commonplace. By then, it was already clear that as a global community, we were off-pace in achieving the targets.
And that was before COVID-19 sidetracked the conversation; more critically, the health crisis has turned into a human and economic crisis, further setting back our efforts to eradicate poverty and hunger. The world as we know it — and its peoples — face real challenges.
We have less than 8 years to 2030.
At the same time, to keep warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, we have to reduce carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 — a target we are going to miss even with all the new Glasgow pledges.
How might we meet all the SDGs as we strive for Net Zero?
Padang & Co will be exploring various aspects of this big question — from new foods and agricultural practices, to smarter infrastructure and management of water, energy and waste.
Our purpose is simple: to encourage everyone we interact or work with to become aware of the 17 SDGs and actions we could take for Net Zero. We will be hosting events to debate the issues and encourage discussions on what’s being done and what's not being done to spur action; and reporting on areas of interest and successes.
Clearly, no one company or even no one country can solve the challenges. We all have our part to play. We will identify where and how we can collaborate to make a serious impact together. We hope to partner with purpose-led companies over this decade and beyond. Indeed, this is an ongoing commitment.
Think about what you and your company are doing, what you’d like to do, and what you’d like to do more of (or less of). Let’s start a conversation.
Padang & Co story started with Singapore’s first major public hackathon, UP Singapore, in 2012. We are champions for Open Innovation, bringing people and organisations together to solve problems and develop opportunities. We create the environments for their creativity and innovation to emerge and flourish.
We enable the world's largest organisations to address Southeast Asia's challenges today and opportunities of tomorrow through collaborations with innovative, agile companies. To catalyse these collaborations at scale, we curate thematic communities under this Padang Innovation Ecosystem platform: Agriculture, Food, Smart(er) Cities, and Sustainability. This changes the way we innovate to drive sustainable growth, meet the global Sustainable Development Goals and achieve Net-Zero targets by 2030.
By accelerating scalable, sustainable innovation, millions more people in the region are nourished, healthy, productive, and economically empowered.
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