The Big Bet Initiative is set in motion to identify, improve, scale, and accelerate great ideas and innovative solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The initiative builds on the book ”17 Big Bets for a Better World” which serves as a catalytic catalogue of ideas and solutions to the SDGs from some of the world’s most inspiring thought leaders. Dalberg Media has asked 17 of the world’s most renowned thought-leaders to highlight their visions, strategies and evaluations of the tough choices needed to successfully reach the Global Goals by 2030. Each contributor presents their major bet or game-changing idea for a successful realization of the Global Goals set against what is technically and financially realistically. The guiding question has been:
What is the big bet that the contributor would encourage the world community make to maximize the chance that we reach the Global Goals in 2030?
The 17 received contributions has provided a catalog of ideas aimed at accelerating the implementation efforts towards 2030. The ideas are different in kind and linked to a broad range of Global Goals.
The Big Bet Match Up meetings have been supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and taken place in selected hotspots around the world and aspire to identify, improve and implement innovative ideas that support the realization of the SDGs through establishment of cross-cutting partnerships.
The meetings have taken place in Mumbai, India focused on water shortage and ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all and San Francisco with a focus on women in STEM.