The Global Goals Yearbook

… is a publication in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the advancement of corporate sustainability globally. As a grassroots publication published under the auspices of the macondo foundation, a non-profit organization, it offers proactive and in-depth information on key sustainability issues and promotes unique and comprehensive knowledge-exchange and learning in the spirit of the SDGs and the Ten Principles of the Global Compact.

The publication helps to advance transparency, promotes the sharing of good practices, and, perhaps most significantly, gives a strong voice to the regional and global actors that are at the heart of the sustainability agenda.

Therefore, the Global Goals Yearbook includes good practice examples, positions, and opinions of both corporate and civil society participants, and it showcases different approaches for the implementation of the SDGs. In addition, a substantial editorial framework under the direction of the macondo foundation and the inclusion of an Editorial Board will highlight major sustainability trends and issues, thus placing the activities of Yearbook participants into a broader context.

Planet. People. Prosperity.

In 2015, 193 United Nations member countries adopted a new sustainable development agenda and global agreement on climate change. The new SDGs are unique, in that they call for action by all countries – poor, rich, and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. Now, we have an unprecedented opportunity to bring the world together to improve the lives of people everywhere through the 17 SDGs to improve our world.

Editorial Board Members by Organizations








Since its launch in 2009, the Global Goals Yearbook has emerged as perhaps the world’s most influential annual publication for corporate sustainability.


The Global Goals Yearbook is published in English to target a global audience, including Global Compact participants and relevant stakeholders. The total circulation is 10,000 printed copies and more than 400,000 downloads. Copies are distributed to UN organizations, many forward thinking companies, sustainability networks, relevant international NGOs, stakeholders, journalists, and analysts as well as to international book fairs and related conferences.


The Global Goals Yearbook is published under the auspices of the macondo foundation and in cooperation with United Nations Publications (UNP), the source for more than 5,300 titles produced by the UN organization and its key agencies. In addition, UNP works with 90 sales agents in 61 countries to facilitate distribution of all titles. Additionally, UNP operates bookshops at the UN Headquarters in New York and the UN office in Geneva. Every year, we attend key trade shows and conferences to promote our main titles and new releases.


So far, more than 300 good practice projects have been presented since 2009. They range from practical local projects to holistic global programs. Credible companies can participate in the Yearbook as a content partner and sponsor (see “Participate”). The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 40 per year. The cases are published both in the Yearbooks (printed and digital editions) as well as in the database of the renowned

Selected Authors

“Be the change that you wish to see in the world,” Mahatma Ghandi said. In a time of profound political, environmental, and social upheavals, examples are more important than ever. Most of us desire change, but there is only a small group of people who are acting to make that change happen. That makes them exceptional.

The Global Goals Yearbook is proud to have as authors the most prestigious and credible personalities from politics, civil society, and business. Among them are renowned sustainability experts as well as celebrities from Hollywood and Europe.

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