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Supporting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

Let's work together so that trusted content, data and analytics can make the UN's goals a reality, allowing for a more equitable world.

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Championing sustainable development

We have seven years to meet the UN’s ambitious goal of creating a more sustainable and equitable planet by 2030.

Elsevier is up to the challenge. Using the power of our data, analytics, content, networks, insights, partnerships and convening power, we can be a catalyst for change. Our goal is to equip researchers, research leaders and policymakers with a viable map of the evolving landscape of sustainability science.

Infographic: Discovering SDG related research trendsopens in new tab/window

Access to evidence-based healthcare for all

We believe in improving access to trusted information, empowering researchers for breakthroughs and moonshot ideas, technological advancements, training for practitioners and funding programs that advance better health around the globe equitably.

That includes initiatives such as:

  • Elsevier Foundationopens in new tab/window grants to support organizations, including: Epicentre Niger Research Center, Latino Diabetes Community Scientists, and the Implementation Science Fellowship Program at North Carolina Central University, a key US HBCU

  • Expert, curated, updated information for researchers, clinicians and patients at the Coronavirus Resource Center

  • Free content, new tools, and expert advice at the Medical Students Hubopens in new tab/window

  • Driving teaching excellence and providing scholarships through Nursing Education with NLN

Clinician of the Future

Clinicians' pain points, predictions for the future and how to address gaps

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Quality education: Inclusive, equitable education for all

Scientists in developing countries, early career researchers, policymakers and the public are all looking for ways to build their skills in the world of research. In doing so, they will be better equipped to tackle the challenges of the future and to contribute to the global scientific conversation.

It is essential to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” according to SDG 4. Elsevier partners with these organizations, governments and research institutions to initiate mentoring programs, access initiatives, competitions and dialogue on the need for evidence in all aspects of science and society.

Find out about our partnerships supporting quality education, including:

  • Our role in university-industry collaboration

  • How we help universities track their societal impact and impact on the SDGs

  • How we help map research related to the SDGs

Gender equality: Inclusive research and data that helps everyone

Our mission is to help science and healthcare realize its full potential through quality content, data, analytics and inclusion. But if research has blind spots, algorithms discriminate or medical treatments don't take into consideration the gender dimension of research, we cannot truly serve our communities.

By bringing together the best minds, cooperating on meaningful partnerships, and supporting inclusive initiatives, we will be able to truly collaborate for the good of society.

Climate action: Reaching net-zero by 2050

The world is at a defining moment where we are experiencing dramatic changes to our ecosystems, and the scientific consensus overwhelmingly points to human activity as a major contributing factor.

We use data combined with content and subject expertise to gain insights into how research can accelerate efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change. We are committed to the rapid reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, aiming to achieve net zero emissions before 2050.

Reduce inequalities: Increasing opportunities and visibility to level the playing field

Science and research are key drivers for positive global societal change. As a partner in the research ecosystem, we have a role in reducing inequalities. We do this as a founding and driving partner of Research4life, a UN-publisher partnership to bridge the digital divide, providing free and low-cost access to research in developing countries.

Over the past 15 years, we have also supported partnerships through the Elsevier Foundation to increase opportunities, visibility, and inclusion for STEM researchers from developing countries, women scientists, and underserved youth.