Profile

The Shift is the Belgian network for sustainability. On this profile page you can find a preview of our organisation's ambitions, activities and communication channels.

Ambitions

The Shift helps members to make use of the global framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals to map their societal ambitions.

17. Partnerships for the goals

The Shift has the ambition to gather a commitment towards one or more of the 17 SDGs from all our member organisations by the end of 2016. We commit ourselves to help our members understand the relevance of this global sustainability agenda and inspire them on how to implement the SDGs into the strategy of their organisation. We do this amongst others by organising SDG workshops (Shift Cafés), offering tools and promoting good practices. The commitments made by our members are visible on their profile pages and can be challenged by our young community of change makers "Generation T".

8. Decent work and economic growth

By our commitment to the Charter ‘Decent Work for All, we recognize the unique skills and talent every person can offer, regardless their gender, age, sexual orientation, cultural or social background, disability, or personal situation. We acknowledge that all actors from different sectors –private, social, public -need to join forces to integrate unemployed people in the labour market and address the obstacles to professional integration. We want to build well-connected ecosystems in which we collaborate to increase social impact. We express our commitment towards Decent work for all, including inclusive recruiting, and we will act in accordance of the charter. This means to us, as an actor of social sector, striving actively to identify beneficiaries that can benefit from partnerships also to understand their challenges in order to connect them with the right actors. Beside this, ours responsibilities include to support the beneficiaries and partners during and after the partnership by providing continuous support and advices and further to ensure knowledge ‘sharing with other parties As one with all actors, we will define and communicate a target and action plan for inclusive recruiting to reflect the diversity of society in the workforce. We will leverage the organization’s resources to have an impact on decent work for all (internships, expertise, volunteering, lobbying, funding). We will contact other organizations to create or join the ecosystem to reach the target for inclusive workforce (recruiting and retention). We will share best practices with other organizations to inforce the ecosystem for decent work. We will report on results and lessons learned to decision makers in the companies and our country.

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