World leading scientists in sustainability and leadership are gathering in Stockholm to speak about crucial actions for a sustainable tomorrow

World leading scientists in sustainability and leadership are gathering in Stockholm to speak about crucial actions for a sustainable tomorrow

Inner Development Goals, IDG for short, is a framework founded with the objective to accelerate the work of the United Nations 17 development goals. With this framework, IDG aims to help individuals around the world to develop the crucial skill sets needed to beat the challenges we are facing, such as the climate crisis and poverty.
The initiative unites some of the world most progressive corporations, countries, and scientists. Together, these stakeholder wants to push and lead the progression of a sustainable and modern leadership, summarized in 23 abilities, which in turn are essential for the future of humanity. The Secretary General of IDG, Jan Artem Henriksson, who amongst other things has founded the leadership company Selfleaders and educates at Stockholm Business School, means that we now have the right circumstances to reach the set development goals.

  • To have a chance to reach the 17 development goals, we need to work with human development on a wide scale. Today, we have all the necessary tools at our disposal as well as a lot of great science, but organizations and countries are trailing behind when it comes to implementing them. Recently, Costa Rica, who are running a very successful environmental policy, became the first country to implement the IDG framework on a national scale. We believe, and hope, this will pave the way for other stakeholders to do the same, says Jan Artem Henriksson, Secretary General of IDG.
    The framework is co-created by field leading scientists from institutions like Harvard, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm Business School and MIT. Further, the initiative is supported by organization like IKEA, Spotify, Ericsson, and Region Stockholm. Costa Rica and it's President Carlos Alvarado Quesadais, is the first country to implement the framework on a national policy level. IDG are also in far along dialogues with Rwanda and Greece, who are planning on following Costa Rica's example.

    • We see it as a given responsibility for us to be a part of this journey towards a better and brighter tomorrow. One of IKEA's core principals has always been to strive towards being a positive impact on people, the planet, and the society we live in – which is why we are standing behind this initiative. And integrating it into our own operations. We truly hope the summit in Stockholm Concert Hall will lead to many more becoming interested in the IDG's and the potential it could mean if we all come together says Jenny Hjalmar Åkerblad, Leadership & Comptence Development Manager, IKEA Core Business Range.
    IDG's three prioritized objectives

    • That decision makers within business, academia and civil society unite around the fact that human capabilities and skills are a prerequisite for sustainable and inclusive societies.

    • To make internal development available for ALL individuals, through language, art, and humor, despite background.

    • Contribute to helping the planet reach the development goals set by the United Nations
    This has happened in the past six months

    • In December of 2021, Costa Rica became the first country in the world to admit the IDG framework to accelerate the work towards the development goals set by the United Nations.

    • In Mars of 2021, IDG Alliance was launched with UNDP, for countries who wants to implement the IDG's

    25 countries from five different continents have shown a strong interest to use the IDG framework, to accelerate the work towards the development goals set by the United Nations.
    On April 29th, between 09.00-17.00, some of the world's leading thinkers within sustainability, environment, and leadership, including Amy Edmondson and Robert Kegan, will gather in Stockholm Concert Hall. Read more about the summit here.
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