Philanthropy and Business Collaboration to achieve the SDGs

This solution addresses Perception and role of philanthropy and business in SDGs in Indonesia for Philanthropy, Business, Government, community

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Problem Description

This solution was created to share about the importance of collaboration and multi-stakeholder partnership in achieving a common goal, which is to contribute in achieving the SDGs for a better Indonesia. This solution also shows the role of goal no 17: partnership which is indeed important as means of implementation. The activities of philanthropy and business had not been recorded during the MDGs. Therefore, on a global level the SDG Philanthropy Platform - SDG PP was created with Indonesia as one of the pilot country. At the same year, UN Global Compact and World Council for Sustainable Business Development also pledge their commitment to participate in achieving the SDGs. In Indonesia, the philanthropy and business sector decided to collaborate by establishing the Forum 'Filantropi dan Bisnis. SDGs for a better Indonesia' (FBI4SDGs) on March 3, 2016.

Building Blocks


In Indonesia, the philanthropy and business sector decided to collaborate by creating the Forum 'Filantropi dan Bisnis - SDGs for a better Indonesia' (Forum Philanthropy and Business - SDGs for a better Indonesia). The Forum was established March 3, 2016 by Filantropi Indonesia (Indonesian Philanthropy Association), UN Global Compact Indonesia Network, Indonesian Business Coalition for Sustainable Development - IBCSD) and Indonesian Chamber of Commerce - KADIN. The four Associations initiated discussion with Indonesian National Development & Planning Ministry - BAPPENAS, and SDG Secretariat to discuss philanthropy and business possible role and contribution towards SDGs. By now the Forum has gain membership up to 11 Associations which in total represent over 700 foundations and companies in Indonesia. Further on the Forum will be officially included in the SDG National Coordination Team.

Regular meetings will be attended by members; with BAPPENAS/Ministery of National Planning and Development and SDG Secretariat to provide advice.

Six (6) working groups were established focusing on 1. SDG tools development 2. best practice 3. deepening understanding 4. emerging awareness 5. localizing SDGs at province and district level and 6. advocacy & regulation. Each working group is lead by two to three associations who are considered strong in that particular area. Each working group will conduct their own meetings and activities and reports during the bi-weekly regular meeting.

Whenever needed, experts who are non-members can be invited to working group meetings and activities to provide their expertise including from other sectors such as civil society organizations, academia and media, international agencies and donors.


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  • SDG PP Pilot Country

    • Indonesia
    • Sustainable Development Goals

      On September 25th 2015, countries adopted a set of goals to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all as part of a new sustainable development agenda. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. This solution covers the following goals:

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      Organisations Involved

      Contributed By

      • Timotheus Lesmana, Indonesian Philanthropy Association (Filantropi Indonesia)
      • Yw Junardy, Indonesia Global Compact Network
      • Shinta Kamdani, Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development
      • Suryani Motik, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (Kamar Dagang Indonesia)
      • Erna Witoelar, Filantropi Indonesia (Indonesian Philanthropy Association)

      Solution Stage

      One of the 7 stages of an innovation. Learn more
      Changing systems7
      Strong leadership and management, and identification and traning of new leaders and teams
      • Building networks
      • Calibrating markets
      • Changing behaviour
      • Changing laws and regulations
      • Understanding interaction of technologies
      • Map potential unintended effects
      • Multiple financial systems requiring potential rewiring
      • Possible outcome-based funding
      New definitions of and measures for efficiency and impact are created
      A transformation in the way we do things

      Key Details

      Sustainable Development Goals
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