The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are humanity’s to do list for a sustainable planet, a clear roadmap for a better future. They were adopted by world leaders in 2015 to reach specific targets by 2030.

In 2017, the Perception Change Project (PCP) launched a publication entitled 170 Daily Actions to Transform Our World. The aim was to communicate, in simple terms, basic actions for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), actions that anyone and everyone can take. To broaden this concept, the PCP is pleased to present 170 Jobs with a Purpose.

Young people planning their careers in today’s world have a different set of priorities than their parents and grandparents. As humanity as a whole becomes increasingly determined to achieve the SDGs, new generations dream of meaningful jobs that generate a social impact and have a purpose, as well as an income. New positions will continue to emerge, but most “ordinary” jobs that exist today will still be important tomorrow. Everyday tasks in ordinary jobs can be accomplished in a way that contributes to at least 1 of the 17 SDGs. In other words, you can do practically any job and still make a difference. Discover 170 jobs, some long established and others newly conceived. While, of course, many can move us towards more than one of the SDGs, all of these jobs with a purpose have a unique place on the road to the Sustainable Development Goals.

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