20 Best Podcasts About Sustainable Development Goals of 2021

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Are you wanting to learn more about sustainable development goals? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best sustainable development goals podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

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Best Sustainable Development Goals Podcasts 2021

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No Little Plans

  • Publisher: Community Foundations of Canada
  • Total Episodes: 17

In 2015, the United Nations challenged the world to meet 17 big goals that have one encompassing ambition: Leave no one behind. The Sustainable Development Goals are meant to improve the health of the planet and the lives of everyone on it. We have until 2030 to achieve them. This is No Little Plans, a podcast about the state of SDG progress in Canada, featuring many of the people who are doing the most to help this country succeed.

ODI live events podcast

  • Publisher: Overseas Development Institute
  • Total Episodes: 166

Live recordings of the Overseas Development Institute events, covering everything from climate change to migration, gender to the Sustainable Development Goals. Join our global discussion of international development and humanitarian issues here. Find out more about ODI events: www.odi.org/events

Project 17

  • Publisher: BBC World Service
  • Total Episodes: 17

Seventeen 17-year-olds tell us what they want from the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The Oblique Life Global Goals

  • Publisher: The Oblique Life
  • Total Episodes: 14

The world needs to shift to a new paradigm, but what is stopping us and how can we do this? In 2015, 193 world leaders signed up to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to achieve a more prosperous, peaceful, and sustainable world by the year 2030. We have the technology, we have the people and if we have the money but can we make this target? Romi Sumaria and Ben Joseph will explore some of the biggest challenges that we face to meet these goals, share the real stories of what is being done on the ground and speak to inspiring individuals and organisations that are leading the way in delivering impact.

Planet Impact

  • Publisher: Manthan Shah
  • Total Episodes: 27

Planet Impact is a show on how non-conformist individuals are changing the world. In this show, we speak with the most impactful individuals such as the Ashoka fellows, Forbes 30 under 30 nominees, TED Speakers, and even Nobel Laureates. With support from Google-PRX, Bridge from Billions and Ashoka, this podcast aims to inspire everyone to become a changemaker. We support the UN Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.

Impact Goal Rush

  • Publisher: Woon Tan
  • Total Episodes: 22

Impact Goal Rush is the podcast for impact entrepreneurs. This podcast aims to amplify the voices of impact entrepreneurs addressing the UN Global Goals aka Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Listen in to fellow entrepreneurs in their journey in this new “Goal Rush” of making a bigger impact. Get inspired to learn how through entrepreneurship, you can grow your impact to make the world a better place, leave a legacy and live a more meaningful life. Impact Goal Rush is hosted by Woon Tan of Podcast Publishing. Every time you listen to an episode of Impact Goal Rush, we will be giving children with hearing impairment a days worth of education via B1G1 business giving.

Let’s Talk Sustainable Business

  • Publisher: The Conference Board
  • Total Episodes: 21

The Let’s talk Sustainable Business’ podcast series is aimed at people interested in how corporations can drive sustainable development by integrating sustainability into their overall business strategy and managing for positive impact. The series will feature conversations with experts and practitioners in the field of sustainability. The target audience includes corporate executives, consultants, academics and students as well as people in civil society with an interest to learn more about this complex subject. The series will cover the scope as laid out by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the principles of responsible business.

Nordic Talks

  • Publisher: The Nordics
  • Total Episodes: 18

Looking for inspiration about what you do to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today? Nordic Talks brings together thinkers and doers from around the world in curious conversations, offering fresh perspectives on how we can act for a better, more sustainable future. Each episode features the highlights of an independently organized live Nordic Talk offering insight and inspiration on how to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Nordic Talks is brought to you by the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The Emerald Show

  • Publisher: Chukwuemeka Gerald Ibeawuchi
  • Total Episodes: 10

There is no denying how good a well told story can be, this is why The Emerald Show brings to you the relevance of Tourism around the world, alongside the importance of advocating for the United Nations sustainable development goals through Volunteering. Designed to make you learn more about Tourism and the need to advocate for the UN sustainable development goals through Volunteering. DO well to internalize the value shared and also share with friends around your environ. “Dream, explore and discover because there is more to Life” Reach me on IG @sirr_gerald ibeachukwuemeka@gmail.com Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/chukwuemeka-gerald-ibeawu/support

Success with Soul

  • Publisher: Kate Kordsmeier
  • Total Episodes: 61

Kate Kordsmeier from the Six-Figure Blog Academy and popular wellness blog Root + Revel shares all of her holistic online business strategies and soulful marketing advice for heart-centered entrepreneurs who value relationships, mindfulness, spirituality and health as much as strategic action and practical tips. Whether you’re interested in blogging, digital courses, or other passive income revenue streams, Kate empowers her tribe to make your dreams of being your own boss and creating a profitable online business a reality, without selling your soul. Kate will teach you how to work from a place of rest, not hustle. Do less, achieve more. Make great money AND have the freedom and flexibility to focus on what truly matters. You’ll learn sustainable solutions for email marketing, search engine optimization (SEO), social media for influencers, affiliate marketing, sponsored content, webinars, Facebook ads, building a team, growing your traffic, and productivity and personal development tactics so you can create something beautiful and profitable without burning out. Expect a mix of in-depth, candid interviews with the world’s top entrepreneurs and leaders, and bold, transparent, and inspiring solo shows with step-by-step guidance and stories from the trenches to help you tackle your goals. Hit subscribe if you’re ready to say goodbye to the soul-sucking 9 to 5 corporate world and hello to turning your passion into profits. Let’s make a life, not just a living.

The Impact Talks

  • Publisher: Mihaela Nina
  • Total Episodes: 28

The Impact Talks brings to you conversations with incredible individuals from all around the world that are shaping the impact ecosystem. In each episode you will hear inspirational stories and learnings from the sustainability space, aimed at enabling a better understanding of the impact ecosystem and the Sustainable Development Goals and how we can all contribute to changing the global narrative.

Research 2030

  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Total Episodes: 15

Connect to insights and perspectives from those leading change across the globe. When we launched the Research 2030 series early in 2020, our goal was to share voices and perspectives from an ever-changing global research community. Little did we know how quickly change would come with the emergence of the Covid-19 pandemic or the new challenges research and academic communities would be asked to tackle, from global collaboration to fight a virus to individual battles of living under lockdown. As we push forward into this new era, the need to share and connect with each other grows. Although this podcast is no substitute for a serendipitous meeting in a conference corridor, we hope it offers a chance to connect to insights and perspectives from those leading change across the globe. Join us on Research 2030, as we explore the importance of societal impact and the role of the UN Sustainable Development Goals on research, examine the impact of university rankings, delve into the growing potential of university-industry collaboration, and navigate a changing research culture. Sign up to Research 2030 through or your favorite podcast provider and so you will know whenever a new episode is released.

Ethical Hour Changemaker Chats

  • Publisher: Ethical Hour – Sian Conway
  • Total Episodes: 80

Ethical Hour’s Changemaker Chats podcast brings you inspiring conversations with impact entrepreneurs, everyday activists and changemakers from around the world, who are tackling social and environmental issues and working hard to make the world a better place through the power of small business. You’ll hear stories from the front line of social justice, sustainability and triple bottom line businesses. Tune in for inspiring interviews and cutting edge conversations with the world’s leading ethical innovators working for people, planet and profit towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

FS-360 Podcast – Innovation. Impact. Africa.

  • Publisher: FS-360
  • Total Episodes: 14

FS-360 Podcast (powered by FS-360) is hosted by Fernando Cabral and celebrates the best technological, digital and social innovation driving major impact and empowering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa. We bring storytellers, leaders, moonshot thinkers, shapers and innovators to share the right narrative of Africa transformation and progress. GET IN TOUCH: @fs360 (Linkedin) / fernando@fs360global.com / www.fs360global.com

Mission First – Entrepreneurs for future

  • Publisher: Mission First – Entrepreneurs for future
  • Total Episodes: 18

DONT MISS OUR BEST OF SEASON 1: 10 audio episodes shorter than 10 minutes with the best entrepreneurship advice of the first season! Visit GTImpact.com (https://gtimpact.com/podcast-for-entrepreneurs/) to download or listen to this best of series. Welcome to Mission First, the podcast to learn from successful entrepreneurs who are building a sustainable future for our planet and its people! Growing a company that aims at having a sustainable impact is not easy! That’s why I created Mission First.  In each episode, I interview one entrepreneur with a company mission related to the Sustainable Development Goals 2030. Our guests are entrepreneurs who have recently gone through these difficult first years successfully.  Together we discuss their challenges and what they have learned on the way. We go into detail, with a specific focus on company culture, leadership, financing, growth and business strategy.  That way you learn hands-on tips on how to build a better future and a successful company too.

The Rights Track

  • Publisher: Todd Landman
  • Total Episodes: 64

The Rights Track podcast gets the hard facts about the human rights challenges facing the world today and aims to get our thinking about human rights on the right track. The podcast is hosted by Professor Todd Landman, a human rights scholar and champion for the advancement of human rights understanding. In Series 6 we’re discussing human rights and COVID19. We are in conversation with leading advocates and scholars as we look to learn if and how human rights are under threat as a result of the pandemic, what this means for specific groups and individuals and what needs to be done to protect, preserve, uphold and advance human rights in this context . In Series 5, we dig deeper into the relationship between SDG 8.7 and the United Nations’ other Sustainable Development Goals. We ask if developing stronger institutions could lead to slave-free supply chains or if making businesses better is the route to a world free of slavery by 2030. How does achieving these goals together lead to the single aim of a better and more sustainable future for us all? The Rights Track is supported by the Nuffield Foundation, the Economic and Social Research Council, and the University of Nottingham. Each episode is an insightful, compelling and rigorous interview with academics engaged in systematic human rights research. In Series 1, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, Todd interviews leading analysts at the forefront of the latest critical thinking on human rights. In Series 2, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, The Rights Track turns its attention to human rights advocates and practitioners involved in the struggle for human rights to learn more about their work and the ways in which academic research is helping them. In Series 3, our podcast joins the fight to end modern day slavery by 2030. In partnership with the University of Nottingham’s Right’s Lab research project, we talk with researchers who are providing hard evidence about the scale of the problem and by recommending strategies that can help consign slavery to the history books. Series 4 continues with the theme of modern slavery and sees our podcast on the road, capturing the voices, thoughts and ideas of people from around the world who are part of the global coalition to end it. Although our interviews focus on often complex research, they have been developed with a much wider audience in mind and we ensure they are accessible to anyone with an interest in human rights. The podcast is produced and edited by former BBC journalist and founder of Research Podcasts, Christine Garrington. Podcast research and promotion is by Krissie Brighty-Glover. If you would like to get involved with The Rights Track, we have a Facebook Group where you can keep up with the project, suggest ideas for guests and questions you’d like us to ask on your behalf. You can also follow us on Twitter @RightsTrack.

E4J Global Podcast Series

  • Publisher: UNODC E4J
  • Total Episodes: 12

Strengthening the cooperation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime with academics and higher education institutions around the world is at the core of UNODC’s Education for Justice (E4J) initiative. “Voices of Academia” is our latest effort to provide academics with a platform to showcase not only higher education’s role in advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but also the importance of academia and higher education institutions in shaping policy discussion by providing the necessary research and baselines for evidence-based policy-making on issues that affect all of us. This Global Podcast Series features leading academics talking about their work and latest research related to the topics covered by the E4J University Module Series and how higher education can make a difference in addressing today’s and tomorrow’s challenges and in strengthening the rule of law worldwide.

SDG Talks

  • Publisher: Kevin Sofen & James Armour
  • Total Episodes: 67

SDG Talks Podcast highlights Change Makers and their work around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our passion is to highlight people and organizations that work towards the 17 goals that will transform the world into a more equitable place for everyone. Got a good story? Send us an email at sdgtalkspodcast@gmail.com or visit us at www.SDGTalksPodcast.com

EdTech Half A Minute

  • Publisher: Millennium@EDU SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION
  • Total Episodes: 265

Committed to Technologies for Education and Sustainable Development Goals https://millenniumedu.org/edtech-half-a-minute/

Let’s Talk Activism

  • Publisher: Let’s Talk Activism
  • Total Episodes: 5

This podcast aims to connect changemakers with leaders/stakeholders in their different activism fields and promote the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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