Social Innovation for the Sustainability


Financial models for the sustainable development of public administration

Mario La Torre, Jenny D. Salazar Zapata, Lorenzo Semplici

Public Administrations are increasingly called upon to become protagonists of the transition to sustainable development. In this perspective, it is necessary to think of financial models capable of catalyzing public and private resources, intentionally orienting them towards the implementation of policies and projects functional to the transition. 

Matchfunding: financing the Sustainable Development Goals from the local scale- A case study of short food supply chains in the Community of Madrid

Mario González-Azcárate, José Luis Cruz-Maceín, Adrian García-Rodríguez

Civic crowdfunding can be considered as a sustainable finance modality that takes into consideration not only the economic evaluation of projects, but also their social and environmental impacts. This article aims to analyze civic crowdfunding and matchfunding as tools to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the local and regional levels. 

COVID-19 and Health-SDGs: Three Opportunities for the Day After

Gonzalo Fanjul

As on some other occasions in our history, the collective shock of the COVID-19 pandemic temporarily opens the opportunity to question the status quo and promote transformations that make our societies more just, sustainable and secure. The possibility of identifying these opportunities and turning them into reforms that last over time depends on us. 

SDG3+: From The Concept “Health In All Policies” To Its Implementation In Spain

Oriana Ramírez-Rubio, José Miguel Carrasco, Raquel González-Rubio y Gonzalo Fanjul

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has a specific Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) related to health and well-being, SDG3, which aims to guarantee a healthy life and promote well-being for all. The approach ‘health in all policies’, proposed by the World Health Organization (WHO), urges to consider the impact of public policies on the health of the population, showing that other SDGs different to SDG3 are also related to it. Therefore, a broad and transversal approach to health is proposed within the 2030 Agenda, which we call SDG3+.

Partnerships for the Goals: Beyond SDG 17

Leda Stott y Anette Scoppetta

Partnership is positioned as central to meeting the targets of the seventeen Sustainable Development Goals that make up the United Nations Agenda for 2030 with Goal 17, ‘Partnerships for the Goals’, often described as pivotal to the transformational efforts required for its realisation. In view of this, Goal 17’s limited vision of partnership and its potential contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is disappointing. 

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