Cloud Galacticos and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. It provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership.

Salesforce incorporated the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as the framework for how their partners are leading change across their communities.”

 

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

 

At Cloud Galacticos we are aware that we do not live in a bubble. What we do and how we do it has an effect on others. It’s an aim for any business to do well and grow. It is also important for us that we do good. With this in mind, we have committed to specifically target the following Sustainable Development Goals:

 

Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing 

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

 

Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

 

Sustainable Development Goal 15: Life on Land 

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.

 

Like the goals themselves, our work will develop and increase over time.  Our current initiatives include the following:

Pro Bono Charity Work

Pro bono work with charities such as Jigsaw, the children’s mental health charity (Goal 3). As a Pledge 1% member we work hard to donate time and resources to nonprofit organisations. We actively try to do this through both discounted rates for Salesforce.org customers and where possible, donation of time.

 

Clean Energy

We are currently working with a number of startups and organisations who are focussed on clean energy, such as electric charging stations. By helping organisations like these scale and grow, we can assist in ensuring that the infrastructure needed to tackle climate change (Goal 13).

 

Donations

Donations to causes we feel passionate about including Woodland Trust, the charity that targets planting, restoring, and protecting the UK’s woodlands and trees (Goal 15). And DEC (The Disasters Emergency Committee), to show our support to our friends and families in India. Our donation will help them by providing medical supplies, treatment facilities and logistics support to overwhelmed health services (Goal 3).

 

Nonprofit Organisations

We work with nonprofit organisations such as Church of England, Human Appeal, NCS, and others. We have a lot of experience in helping organisations set up the Salesforce NonProfit Success Pack. It helps them better manage their engagement with members and donors, This can be through the use of NPSP out of the box as a CRM, or integrated with Salesforce Community Cloud / Experience Cloud, and Salesforce Marketing Cloud. 

 

There is still a lot more that we can do. For example, we are working on a set of updates to our website that will enable us to include donation buttons for those nonprofits we feature in our success stories. We know that this is a journey and not a destination. We are committed to continual improvement.  Watch this space!