Hyundai Motor Co. and the United Nations Development Programme have entered an agreement to spread the message of sustainability around the world. Under the agreement, the two entities will collaborate on a global initiative, called for Tomorrow, that will accelerate progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the U.N. in 2015.
The agreement will enable Hyundai Motor and UNDP to crowdsource innovations from the public and help implement solutions to the world’s environmental and socio-economic challenges.
“The for Tomorrow project we are launching today with UNDP aims to offer concrete solutions to many of our problems today,” said Hyundai Motor Group Executive Vice Chairman Euisun Chung. “Through this project, Hyundai Motor Company will help mobilize the power of cooperation and innovation to engineer sustainable progress for humanity.”
People can share their solutions on the website fortomorrow.org. This year’s theme is “Make Cities Inclusive, Safe, Resilient and Sustainable.” The site will accept proposals from October 2020 to April 2021, with project acceleration in the ensuing months. Hyundai Motor and UNDP will support solutions shared on the platform by advancing, sharing and building upon them with the help of the UNDP Accelerator Labs, a global network of 60 labs that are tapping into local innovations to create actionable items.
“UNDP is committed to supporting the incredible power of local innovators to change the world for the better — for not only today, but also for tomorrow and into the future,” said UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner. “With the launch of this platform in partnership with Hyundai, we want to explore new ways of connecting these pioneering minds together — and help them unleash their full potential to build a greener, more resilient, more inclusive and more sustainable future.”