Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals: Operational Elements, Initiatives, and Solutions
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Recorded on 04/12/2023
Posted in The Authority File
In the second episode of this four-part series, Nicola Jones, director of Springer Nature’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Programme, speaks of the operational elements that support the Programme. Nicola highlights Springer’s working groups based on individual SDGs, which create a dedicated space and time for colleagues to communicate—and collaborate!—on projects related to the goal. She also underscores how the publisher supports sustainability goals through mandatory sustainable business training, climate pledge commitments, and the (seemingly) simple task of proper signage on office recycling bins. Last, Nicola discusses the challenges of organizing Springer’s extensive, multidisciplinary publishing portfolio, in addition to solutions like SDG hub webpages that collate relevant books, journals, articles, blog posts, and podcast episodes for site-goers.
About the guest:
Springer Nature SDG Programme
Nicola Jones is the Director of the Springer Nature SDG Programme: Springer Nature’s response to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. In this role she is responsible for coordinating the publishing activity across Springer Nature where it relates to the UN SDGs, with the aim of bringing research that has the potential to help achieve the Goals to the attention of those best placed to implement it. In order to do this, she works with the editors and publishers across Springer Nature’s journals, books and other products and across all relevant disciplines to ensure that the approach is joined up, information is shared across departments and that all relevant colleagues are engaged with the programme.
Enjoy the conversation? Listen to the rest of the series:
- Creation and Evolution of Springer Nature’s SDG Programme
- Examples and Scope of Springer Nature’s SDG Hubs
- Product Development and Open Access
Check out our previous series with Springer Nature:
– Introducing Nature Mental Health
– Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIM) & Ethics
– Practical Sustainability
– Ethics and Integrity in Educational Contexts
– The Path Toward Open Science
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