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Impact is made together

Join the SDG-Challenge and dive into an exciting ecosystem where talented young minds come together to drive change within our network of dynamic partners. Together, we’re sculpting a brighter, more sustainable future! Let’s make a difference – come be a part of our movement!

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Abn Amro
ANWB
Avans
Buza
Danone
Eska
ey
Fairtrade
Fontys
Gemeente Maastricht
Haagse School
Hanze Hogeschool
Heineken
HMC
Hogeschool Leiden
Hogeschool Rotterdam
Hogeschool Utrecht
Hogeschool Zuyd
Just Dig It
knvb
makers
n_p
paleis_soestdijk
politie
postcode_loterij
pwc
Rotterdam
rvo
saxion
windesheim
windesheim
saxion
rvo
Rotterdam
pwc
postcode_loterij
politie
paleis_soestdijk
n_p
makers
knvb
Just Dig It
Hogeschool Zuyd
Hogeschool Utrecht
Hogeschool Rotterdam
Hogeschool Leiden
HMC
Heineken
Hanze Hogeschool
Haagse School
Gemeente Maastricht
Fontys
Fairtrade
ey
Eska
Danone
Buza
Avans
ANWB
Abn Amro
SDG Challenge - Challenge Today, Improve Tomorrow

Challenge today,

Improve tomorrow!

What is

The SDG-challenge?

The SDG-challenge is a competition that unites diverse student teams from various educational levels for impact. Students creatively address real-world business cases from our partner network linked to the SDGs. Our mission is to empower organisations in reaching their sustainability ambitions and to nurture students as future “changemakers” for a more sustainable world.

For students

Are you a curious, proactive student passionate about sustainable development? Ready to expand your future job prospects? Join us in this game-changing challenge for a high-reward, low investment opportunity!

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For organisations

Are you willing to embrace new perspectives that facilitate positive change while also preparing for your future workforce? Are you ready to invest in both your sustainability ambitions and talent? Join us and become a prominent advocate for sustainable development!

The Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the environment, and promote well-being. There are 17 goals and 169 targets set by the United Nations (UN) to be achieved by 2030. Achieving these goals requires collaboration among governments, NGOs, and organisations. That’s why we invite you to join us in this challenge!

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No poverty
2
Zero Hunger
3
Good Health and Well-being
4
Quality Education
5
Gender Equality
6
Clean Water and Sanitation
7
Affordable and Clean Energy
8
Decent Work and Economic Growth
9
Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
10
Reduced Inequality
11
Sustainable Cities and Communities
12
Responsible Consumption and Production
13
Climate Action
14
Life Below Water
15
Life on Land
16
Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
17
Partnerships for the Goals

Let the numbers speak

856
Students

Our impact-driven student consultants have acquired relevant skills and expanded their networks.

154
Challenges

No challenge is unsolvable. These challenges have all been tackled by our student consultants, with the majority implemented.

102
Nationalities

Our students come from diverse backgrounds, and we embrace all fresh perspectives. We believe that Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is of high importance.

144
Studies

Looking at the same challenge from different angles is key. Therefore, we gather a multidisciplinary team to tackle one challenge.

306
Partners

Our ecosystem of partners is ever growing. Do you dare to be challenged?

Why participate?

Contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals!

Contribute to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals!

Develop concrete solutions for real-life challenges set out by companies

Develop concrete solutions for real-life challenges set out by companies

Combine academic knowledge with fresh ideas by putting them into practice

Combine academic knowledge with fresh ideas by putting them into practice

Expose your sustainability ambitions

Expose your sustainability ambitions

Meet your future employer or employees

Meet your future employer or employees

Who

The Ecosystem

Impact for students
Impact for students

Impact for students

As a student, you have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while gaining valuable work experience with a prominent organisation. You will also connect with like-minded students from all over the Netherlands and give your career a significant boost as a future changemaker.

Impact for partners
Impact for partners

Impact for partners

The SDGs provide a strategic framework for enhancing corporate responsibility strategies, enabling organisations to future-proof their businesses and meet the growing demand for sustainable products and services. The challenge empowers its partners to drive positive change by engaging the fresh minds of young talents in addressing pressing challenges.

Impact for education
Impact for education

Impact for education

For educational institutions, we offer an extracurricular program tailored to your ambitious students, focusing on sustainable development. Every curious and impact-driven student from any educational institution can apply, regardless of their sustainability knowledge!

Challenges

IND
IND

IND

The challenge is centered around the logistical process of the IND with regards to the introduction of the Distribution Act. How can the IND make their processes more efficient, sustainable and optimal?


  • Process, analytics, sociology, innovation, judicial, logistical
  • Hybrid
  • 19 Apr 2024
Deadline registration 29 Mar 2024
Hutten
Hutten

Hutten

This challenge discusses the waste reduction factory's role in promoting sustainability, CO2 reduction, and social inclusion through profitable business partnerships. It emphasizes that social and community benefits outweigh financial concerns. The goal is to create a financial business case that translates extra costs into social and environmental advantages. Specifically, the focus is on creating an impact analysis quote for tomato soup products that demonstrates both natural savings and financial gains.


  • Data, business, sustainability, catering
  • Hybrid
  • 10 Apr 2024
Deadline registration 29 Mar 2024
BDO
BDO

BDO

BDO is looking for a tool to optimalise circularity and innovation for their customers. Within their ESG report they wish to focus more on the Environmental aspect.


  • Communication, Sustainable Business, Accountancy, Finance,
  • Hybrid
  • 16 Apr 2024
Deadline registration 29 Mar 2024

Our dedicated team

Wendelien - Project Lead
Wendelien
Project Lead
Marly - Project Coördinator
Marly
Project Coördinator
Jasmijn - Project Coördinator
Jasmijn
Project Coördinator
Marieke - Student Coach
Marieke
Student Coach
Adriaan - Partnerships Lead
Adriaan
Partnerships Lead
Joris - Partnerships & SDG Advocate
Joris
Partnerships & SDG Advocate
Quin - Partnerships Executive
Quin
Partnerships Executive
Daphne - Representative
Daphne
Representative