The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) handles major transportation hubs and infrastructure within the state, including Logan Airport in Boston, waterfront property, cruise ship terminals and shipping ports. They have undergone a period of extensive reviewsRead more
Category: Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.
Urgent action is needed to mobilize, redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars of private resources to deliver on sustainable development objectives. Long-term investments, including foreign direct investment, are needed in critical sectors, especially in developing countries. These include sustainable energy, infrastructure and transport, as well as information and communications technologies. The public sector will need to set a clear direction. Review and monitoring frameworks, regulations and incentive structures that enable such investments must be retooled to attract investments and reinforce sustainable development. National oversight mechanisms such as supreme audit institutions and oversight functions by legislatures should be strengthened.
Learn more at: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/globalpartnerships/
The Sustainable Industrial Engineer – Lessons Learned Breaking Through Limiting Beliefs with John Corliss
John Corliss shares his 40+ years of experience applying Industrial and Systems Engineering tools and problem-solving methods to the public sector. This focus on government and public sector is often overlooked for new graduates orRead more
Applying Industrial and Systems Engineering Skills to Sustainability
This panel discussion was held at the 2020 IISE Virtual Conference on Nov 2, 2020. The focus of the discussion was aligned to UN Sustainable Development Goal 17 – Partnerships. John Corliss, Gokhan Egilmez, andRead more
Sustainability and Team Performance: A Working Model
The track towards a more sustainable world is, and will continue to be, led by teams of sustainability-minded individuals. This research is the first exploratory paper that evaluates the relationship between an individual’s propensity forRead more
Webinar: Meaningful Metrics, Collaboration, and Student Empowerment in Higher Education
All organizations grapple to find the most effective approaches to achieve the triple bottom line (people, planet, prosperity). Thoughtful decision-making led by a diverse mix of stakeholders can advance an organization’s sustainability, drive continual improvementRead more