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About the Course

Extreme weather events, wars, famine and environmental destruction are just a few of the wicked problems faced by humanity. That’s why in 2015 the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This agenda includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that target the big challenges such as how to eliminate poverty, how to protect the environment and how to bring about peace. Every member state committed to achieving these goals by 2030. What can businesses do to counter climate change and create a sustainable business culture? Why is this relevant for business anyway? Explore how business can contribute to a better future for people AND the planet without giving up profits. This course has been developed by Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University (RSM). It focuses on the role of businesses in achieving the SDGs. You will gain insights from leaders of international companies and academics in business and management who will guide you through the issue of how businesses can contribute to the SDGs. The course received a 'MOOC Award of Excellence' by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the SDG Academy in September 2019 ( After completing this course you will: • know what the SDGs are, why they are important and how each individual can be an agent for positive change in the world; • understand the role of business in the transition to sustainable development to create a prosperous future for all; • be able to identify interconnectedness of the SDGs and the challenges behind solving them; • know how management insights can contribute to the SDGs; • be able to evaluate the effectiveness of current business strategies in contributing to the SDGs; • develop a positive, critical, aware and courageous attitude towards the SDGs. The course consists of seven units, each focusing on several aspects of sustainable development and taking one week to complete. You will study by watching videos, reading literature and by engaging in other activities such as weekly challenges. Assignments will consist of quizzes, discussions with your fellow students, and challenges to implement in your daily life. Are you ready to find out how you can be an agent for positive change? Register now!...

Top reviews

Nov 30, 2020

This course is superb! I was able to understand thoroughly the SDGs, its purpose and impact to make each businesses sustainable. The wonderful part also it ables you to identify your purpose

Oct 19, 2020

Great review for the SDGs, completely comprehensive, easily understandable.\n\nThe warmest gratitude for Erasmus University Rotterdam.\n\nIt was indeed the greatest of pleasures.\n\nThanks

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By Vanessa N A

Sep 13, 2020

An inspiring course!

By Rajeev K S

Oct 22, 2020

Very good knowledge

By Ángeles G I

Jun 29, 2020

a very good course

By Pronob D

Mar 15, 2020

Really Informative

By Dafne v B

Oct 7, 2020

Excellent course!

By Miguel S

Feb 4, 2020

Wonderful course!

By Yusuf T

Jul 26, 2020

Excellent course


Sep 10, 2019

I LOVE SDGs 2030

By Karampatos G

Jun 27, 2020

Great course !!

By Riham F

Mar 11, 2020

Great Mooc!

By Aswanth B

May 11, 2020

loved it !


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By Viola D

Oct 20, 2020

Great content and much to learn, especially for those who do not have much time at hand. I would have preferred some kind of limitation on the quizzes or perhaps peer-graded assignments to elevate the difficulty of the course and make it feel like even more of an achievement. I recommend it for both beginners and those with existing knowledge of the SDGs.

By Pamila F

Jan 27, 2021

This was a comprehensive course that covered practical examples of how business incorporated the SDG's into their operations. And it had lots of reading material that you can further read to build your foundation of knowledge.

By Sridhar M

Jan 26, 2020

Very good course on providing the overview and establishing the challenges and the opportunities to move forward in the journey to achieve SDG 2030.

By Claire K

Aug 28, 2020

good overview of the 17 SDG goals, their interactions and challenges, with examples of how businesses are putting them in place.

By Karla Z

Dec 17, 2020

This course is so inspiring to everybody no matter who are you - a student, volunteer, employee or a business leader