Introducing the SDG Index & Dashboards

On July 20th, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and the Bertelsmann Stiftung launched the SDG Index and Dashboards – Global Report to provide a report card for tracking SDG progress and ensuring accountability. The report shows how leaders can deliver on their promise and it urges countries not to lose the momentum for important reforms. In order to achieve the ambitious goals, immediate and comprehensive action is needed in the crucial first years of implementation of the new global agenda.

  • Highlights from the SDG Index launch event in New York

    Sam George (Bertelsmann Foundation) interviews Jeffrey Sachs (Director, SDSN), Aart De Geus (Chairman and CEO, Bertelsmann Stiftung) and Christian Kroll (Scientific Director of SDG Index jointly with Guido Schmidt-Traub, SDSN) during the launch of the SDG Index in New York.

  • Interview Aart de Geus

    Sam George interviews Aart De Geus (Chairman and CEO, Bertelsmann Stiftung).

  • Interview Jeffrey D. Sachs

    Sam George interviews Jeffrey Sachs (Director, SDSN).

  • Interview Christian Kroll

    Sam George interviews Christian Kroll (Scientific Director of the SDG Index jointly with Guido Schmidt-Traub, SDSN).


The SDG Index launch brought together 150 UN diplomats, academics, private sector professionals, non-profit representatives and sustainability conscious citizens who were eager to see the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) become a reality. A message from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was presented at the event by Mr. Thomas Gass, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs.