Who can join the SDSN?

Membership in the Sustainable Development Solutions Network is free and open to institutions, including universities, research institutions, foundations, civil society, and other organizations. Member institutions should have deep expertise in one or more areas related to sustainable development and commit a substantial amount of their own work towards finding and/or implementing solutions for sustainable development.

"The advances that we can make if we put our knowledge to work are profound and thrilling, so universities must help to lead the way to sustainable development. Universities contain a world of knowledge that we can use for human well-being and that is the purpose of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network."

Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the SDSN and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary- General on the SDGs

The SDSN and its members work closely with businesses and governments, particularly around the development and scaling up of new solutions. Businesses can become SDSN Business Partners in recognition of their contributions to the work of SDSN. For more information please contact info@unsdsn.org.

Why join the SDSN?

By becoming a member of the SDSN you will join a unique network of problem solvers and contribute to practical solutions for sustainable development. We will work together to support:

  • Global Discussions on Sustainable Development
  • Local, National, and Regional Problem Solving for Sustainable Development
  • Educational Initiatives for Sustainable Development
  • Applied Research and Communication for Sustainable Development

Reasons for joining the SDSN are described in our factsheet:

Join the SDSN – Membership Benefits

Les Avantages de l’adhésion

You may also review the Bylaws for SDSN Members.

To join the SDSN, please submit an application via our online application system. Please note that applications received by email will not be considered. Applications are reviewed quarterly by the Executive Committee of the SDSN Leadership Council.

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