One year ago, Elsevier’s parent company, RELX Group, launched the SDG Resource Centre — a free interactive education platform with content curated from across the organisation related to the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the world. The site features research articles, news, reports, videos, webinars, events and tools and also includes content from our UN partners. Content can be sorted by SDG, keyword, tags, geography and more.
The Resource Centre is being used by universities, governments, corporations, NGOs, researchers and others.
“Businesses can make a real difference by using their expertise to advance the SDGs, and the RELX Group SDG Resource Centre is a great example,” said Dr. Márcia Balisciano, Director of Corporate Responsibility at RELX Group.
Contributions from Elsevier span the breadth of our research content and analytical capability, initiatives to build research capacity in developing countries, and efforts to advance diversity in science through partnerships with the global research community.
Here’s how you can use the SDG Resource Centre to find relevant content for your research or to advance sustainable development in your organisation.
1. Find global news coverage of the SDGs
Use the SDG News Tracker on the homepage to see global media coverage of the SDGs. Powered by LexisNexis Newsdesk, the News Tracker draws from global news sources and social media (which in appears in the six official languages of the UN – Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish) as well as German.
Hover over the colored bars to see the number of articles (width indicates the number of articles for a given week), then click into the bar to bring up a detailed listing of news stories for the given SDG.
To view SDG news by geography, look in the left-hand navigation of each SDG landing page for the View Global News icon. Double click on a region to view by country, and double click again to view news by province or state. Then click once on the geography desired to see the available SDG news.
2. Find analytical reports on the state of sustainability science
Elsevier’s analytical reports provide unique insight into the global research landscape of sustainability science. Focusing on key areas like disaster science and gender, the reports contribute to the research field of sustainability science and the dialogue between science and society. They include:
- Sustainability Science in a Global Landscape (with SciDev.net)
- Sustainability science infographic
- A Global Outlook on Disaster Science
- Gender in the Global Research Landscape
- Future Cancer Research Priorities in the US
- A Decade of Development in Sub-Saharan Africa STEM Research (with the World bank)
3. Find the latest research on sustainable development
You can find the latest scholarly research for each SDG. When viewing articles, use the left-hand navigation and click on the relevant SDGs. All content is available for free, including articles that are normally behind a paywall.
4. Learn about sustainable development law and its impact around the world
The Rule of Law Impact Tracker is an innovative tool from LexisNexis Legal & Professional that demonstrates the statistical correlation between laws in different countries and economic and societal health factors such as GDP per capita, child mortality, homicide rates, levels of corruption and life expectancy. The Tracker shows how the Rule of Law needs to be the framework for achieving the SDGs and how increasing the rule of law can positively impact economic and societal indicators.
You can also access Legal Practical Guidance relevant to the SDGs, with overviews and guidance on relevant compliance obligations.
5. Find resources from our partners
The SDG Resource Centre features extensive content from our partners, including the UN Global Compact, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the Global Alliance and the Business and Sustainable Development Commission. Partner content has been integrated into the site and will be indicated in your search results where relevant.
6. Find our own stories and blog posts on sustainable development
Find feature stories and blog posts from across RELX Group that relate to the latest developments pertaining to specific SDGs.
7. Find events on sustainable development around the world
The SDG Resource Centre provides details of the most prestigious events related to the sustainable development goals. You can access Events in the top menu, sorting by SDG in the left-hand navigation.