17 Goals / 1 Yearbook

A company becomes truly great when business becomes ethically and environmentally sustainable.

About us

The „Global Goals Yearbook“ is published under the patronage of the macondo foundation. It is a non-commercial publication and emerges from the renown „Global Compact International Yearbook“ (2009-2017). The „Global Goals Yearbook“ helps to advance corporate transparency, promotes the sharing of good business practices, and, perhaps most significantly, gives a strong voice to the regional and global stakeholders that are at the heart of the sustainability agenda.


Year by year

We have a loyal readership

Copies are distributed to UN organizations, many sustainable companies, relevant NGOs, stakeholders, journalists, and analysts as well as to international book fairs and related conferences. Below you can see the distribution of the printed editions, on the right side the reach of the e-book.


378 763 books

261 613 books

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1 125 463 books

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Over the years we have presented the yearbook at major international conferences



Forbes Magazine,


Bob Eccles, famous Harvard and Oxford professor, writes about the Global Goals Yearbook 2020 calling it a Rorschach Reader for anyone who wants to learn what the world has learned from the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The contents of this yearbook are very rich and every reader who cares about a sustainable society, and the challenges and opportunities created by COVID-19, will find articles of particular interest.

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Global Goals Forum, Berlin

2030 Agenda – Are we running out of time? Only 10 years remain to implement the 2030 Agenda. The macondo foundation and the Global Compact Network Germany invite you to the Global Goals Forum on 10th October, 2019, in Berlin. The Forum will draw a balance on the progress made since the inception of the 2030 Agenda five years ago and explore how to enhance the business contribution to the SDGs over the coming decade.

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UNEA 4, Nairobi

Under the overall theme, ‘Innovative Solutions for Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Consumption and Production,’ UNEA-4 will addressed environmental challenges related to poverty and natural resources management, including sustainable food systems, food security and halting biodiversity loss;life-cycle approaches to resource efficiency, energy, chemicals and waste management; and innovative sustainable business development at a time of rapid technological change.

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SDG Media Summit, New York

The SDG Media Summit is an exclusive by invitation only event that unites representatives of leading media companies, advertising firms and creative agencies with high level United Nations representatives and communication experts to highlight the power of media to drive social change and strategize campaigns around pressing global issues. Organized by the United Nations Office for Partnerships & PVBLIC Foundation.

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SDG Summer Academy, Bonn

The recurrent theme was the joint search for pathways and strategic entry points to realise the necessary structural transformations that involve all stakeholders and achieve synergies between the SDGs. Different speakers throughout the week accentuated the need to discard the often enduring ‘silo-thinking’, and to embrace instead integrated and holistic approaches towards the SDGs.

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UN HQ Conference, Geneva

The 2017 edition of the Global Compact International Yearbook, titled “Sustainability in Troubled Times,” was officially recognized as a UN flagship publication at the conference on “Public–Private Partnerships for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” (Geneva, April 10 – 13, 2018).

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UNGC Leaders Summit, New York

Chaired by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the Summit provided a platform for over 1,200 leaders to collaborate and commit to building a new era of sustainability – an era where environmental, social and governance issues are deeply integrated into business based on both material and ethical rationales. Ban urged participants to lead a “race to the top”, by embracing openness, anchoring profit- making in universal principles and favouring long-term horizons over the pursuit of short-term profits.

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The story behind

How everything began

It all started on the edge of the Johannesburg Earth Summit in 2002. Then Secretary General Kofi Annnan made use of the summit to promote its vision of collective leadership for sustainable development. It was the dawn and start time of what then became the broad global management trend towards Corporate Social Responsibility. We here at macondo joined the UNGC in 2002 and started a German publication about the 10 principles in 2004. It was the first ever periodic on CSR within the UN. And we have been among the very first publishers worldwide to join the UN Global Compact and the Global Reporting Initiative.

Five years later the UN Global Compact was preparing its 10th anniversary. macondo again was at the top of the preparations and we contributed pro bono a huge exposition reviewing work and milestones of the UNGC. The exhibition walls were displays in the venerable entrance of the UN Assembly Hall. At the same time the Global Compact International Yearbook started and was rebranded in 2018 as Global Goals Yearbook to meet the new needs of the sustainable development debate. Over the years the yearbooks became a world leading publication on corporate sustainability.

The macondo foundation support the following charitable purposes: the promotion of science and research; the promotion of art and culture; the promotion of nature conservation, environmental protection and coastal protection; the promotion of tolerance in all areas of society and international exchange; the promotion of animal welfare; the promotion of development cooperation; the promotion of civic engagement. Why we do this? We understand it is not enough to show that sustainability works. You must help and build capacities to make it work.


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