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Conversations with Global Leaders: Leading on Sustainable Development

SDG Academy via edX

Overview

Effective and inclusive leadership is the need of the hour for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. But are good leaders born or are they made? Join Prof. Jeffrey Sachs LIVE as he as interviews inspiring world leaders about how they make tough policy decisions that impact humanity and the planet, in a complex world.

The SDG Academy in collaboration with Club de Madrid , has come together to offer a unique course on Global Leadership for the SDGs. Through a series of live sessions across 6 weeks, the course will focus on how change happens and is sustained at the highest level within governments and organizations. The course will be led by former heads of state and global leaders in business and civil society. These individuals bring diverse perspectives on the leadership necessary to create national and global movements towards sustainable development, including combating climate change, promoting and preserving human rights, and ensuring prosperity for all.

This course is for:

  • Policy professionals who want to understand frameworks for SDG planning

  • Development practitioners seeking information on goals-based development

  • Advanced undergraduates and graduate students interested in economics, development, public policy and other key concepts related to the SDGs

  • Private-sector actors, who want a concise overview of the latest developments in the field of sustainable development

  • Anyone interested in the broader concept of sustainable development and its relevance to their life and work

Taught by

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Gro Harlem Brundtland, Ban Ki-moon, Paul Polman and Juan Manuel Santos

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