Applied to Los Angeles, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a powerful measure of how well the City is improving quality of life for its residents.
Echoing the goals, L.A. and MFLA have led on sustainability, climate action, youth employment, workforce development, education, and gender equity, to name a few.
The SDGs provide a framework to connect work here in L.A. to efforts in other urban centers around the world. The Fund is working with the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to develop and support an SDG Executive Fellowship program to further align L.A. with the vision of the SDGs.
Working closely with City Hall, the Fellow will assess current efforts to build the habitability of Los Angeles, find ways to enhance those efforts based on successes in other cities, and create an infrastructure that will connect the work to build impact.
The fellow’s goal is to understand how Los Angeles can model the SDGs at a local level, using them to foster innovative opportunities. The fellow will work with data to map the SDGs to the City’s current programs and metrics, especially in coordination with the Mayor’s Sustainability pLAn. From there, the fellow will work to fill any gaps and propose cross-sector partnership opportunities to further advance the SDGs in Los Angeles.