Our aim is to eliminate poverty, make economic growth inclusive and sustainable and to restore ecosystems in cities.

Our model was designed to holistically support the Local2030 initiative focusing on people, practice, policy influence, data and monitoring and financing sustainability - www.local2030.org

Our ethos combines innovation, entrepreneurship and action for sustainable communities.

We are very proud to be the northern hub for a B Corp www.bcorporation.uk - with a rapidly growing Liverpool community and movement, and with our very own certification to be completed soon!

Our primary objectives are to raise awareness of the SDG framework and share how it adds value to cities, businesses, social sectors and individuals, both whilst also facilitating additional local impact against the 17 goals, 169 targets and 247 indicators.

We deliver this through our

  • Consultancy services and project management - supporting all sectors
  • Community – a local to global network of like-minded impact makers
  • Campaigning - we actively champion the SDGs and B Corp locally, national and internationally
  • Communications agency – promoting and sharing your sustainability best practices
  • Research – mapping SDGs, best practice and impact locally

2030hub is also proud to be the lead and facilitator for Liverpool's SDG Data Platform. This open-source tool is built using the OpenSDG resources and was launched following support by the UK Office for National Statistics.

The Team

From humble beginnings..

Meet the people who started the ball rolling and watch for the imminent arrivals bringing even more depth, passion and leadership across the SDG framework in cities.

FOUNDER

David Connor

David is a creative, big picture connector and communicator with experience across international responsible business boundaries.

He has worked with leading businesses around the world to improve their approach to CSR / sustainability, created the award-winning charity at Everton FC and also managed the England Amputee Football Squad. 

DIRECTOR

Stephen Sykes

Most of Stephen's 30 years of experience covers environmental management and impact, especially integration into diverse project offers.

Stephen is also active in numerous non-profit roles including Chair of the Merseyside Environmental Trust, Chair of St Helens Climate Commission, Trustee of Faiths4Change and Nature Connected, and Co-ordinator of Green Drinks Liverpool.

PROJECT EXECUTIVE

Natalya Edwards

Natalya is helping support the development of an open-source SDG Data Platform, which is a collaboration between the 2030hub and the Office for National Statistics.

It is focused on identifying data for a city level open source platform in Liverpool based on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

2030ambassadors

We have spent five years reaching out to the great and the good of Liverpool across every sector to identify the formal and informal champions that have been shaping local SDG impact through action and commitment.

We want to thank and support these changemakers that are leading the local movement.

Currently being updated - Being updated for Global Goals Week: Liverpool 2021!

Supply Chains Ambassador

Quintin Lake

Quintin is founder of Fifty Eight (a 2030hub resident), who partner with organisations to address modern slavery in global supply chains through research, training and development of technology solutions.

Quintin also leads modern slavery research at Hult International Business School.

Healthcare Ambassador

Ian Stenton

Ian is Head of Sustainability at the largest hospital trust in Liverpool, supporting social value through the construction of the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He writes the hospital’s sustainability plans, including connecting the SDGs to the planning and reporting.