We know that one of the most focused global steps linking these issues are the Sustainable Development Goals. The Sustainable Development Goals are becoming a compass for all of us to work towards more value-based, humane, and egalitarian systems and a more sustainable planet. Achieving these goals requires being a part of the transformation and directing it at different levels, including the individual, organizational, societal, and systemic levels. Moreover, it becomes even more important to make this transformation continuous and sustainable during periods of change, such as, for example, the global COVID-19 pandemic. Even though these kinds of changes leading to global paradigm shifts create a crisis environment, they also harbor many opportunities to produce, implement and accelerate solutions through a more holistic approach. However, we do not have ample time to create a better society and planet. This sense of urgency is clearly expressed by the 2030 deadline of the Sustainable Development Goals.
While we can’t say exactly what the world will look or feel like in 2030, we can contribute to how it will be shaped by the choices we make now and the solutions we produce in the present. In that sense, the future is in our hands.