Sustainable development

Knowledge Cooperative

The Sustainable Development Goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and improve the lives and prospects of everyone, everywhere. The 17 Goals were adopted by all UN Member States in 2015, as part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which set out a 15-year plan to achieve the Goals. Today, progress is being made in many places, but, overall, action to meet the Goals is not yet advancing at the speed or scale required. Later this year the UN will hold a progress review meeting to try and step up actions to meet the goals.

As a publisher, you have likely begun to take steps to show how the research you publish is helping drive SDG progress. You may have signed up for the UN’s SDG Publisher Compact, or added reference to the SDGs into your strategic plans. But turning those commitments into results takes resources that you may not have readily available.

Kudos can help. 

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Looking for information about our Real World Change research study?
We'll explore the attitudes and needs of researchers, universities, funders, and policy makers in relation to SDG research, and how this maps onto publisher services, strategy and innovation. Learn more


SDG Knowledge Cooperative: What Kudos Will Do For You


We’ll use our combination of automated processes and manual categorization to map your content against the 17 goals, 169 targets and 249 indicators that make up the SDGs.


From that long list we’ll identify the content that has the greatest impact potential, i.e. is most likely to drive progress towards the goals, in terms of its relevance and actionability.


We’ll create visually engaging “Story” pages for your publication, containing professionally written and illustrated plain language summaries for your content – easier for more people to find, understand, and act on. Including an indication of which goals, targets and indicators the research supports.


We’ll include your content in magazine-style Showcases –  a more engaging and familiar environment for broader audiences. Your content will feature in the main SDG Showcases, Goal-level Showcases, and your own publisher-branded Showcase.


We’ll display your company, journal and book branding prominently on all Showcase and summary pages.

You’ll receive a branded Showcase containing only your content, with full control of editorial text, and opportunities to cross-promote  your other websites and initiatives.


We’ll run substantial multi-media, multi-touch, multi-format publicity campaigns promoting your content and the wider Showcases. Including PR, social media, search engine marketing, paid advertising, and targeted email promotion within relevant networks.

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A Proven Model

We launched our first Knowledge Cooperative in 2021, to give publishers a way to collaboratively explain and promote research to wider audiences.

Since then, we have launched knowledge cooperatives and Showcases on topics ranging from Climate Change and COVID to Artificial Intelligence. These have been covered in mainstream media, trade media and social media.

We have successfully reached audiences beyond academia, including policy makers, educators, industry, healthcare practitioners and the media – all groups that authors want to reach, and that are key to achieving global change.



Why participate?

Joining the Kudos Sustainable Development Goals knowledge cooperative makes it easy to:

Profile and feature key research in your priority SDG areas

Reach diverse and influential new audiences

Benefit from global marketing and PR activities

Make sure the research you published is making a difference, as widely as possible

Easily create ‘shop windows’ for your content, to build your brand in critical research areas

Demonstrate your contribution to SDG progress

Do you publish relevant content?

No poverty

Zero hunger

Good health and well-being

Quality education

Gender equality

Clean water and sanitation

Affordable and clean energy

Decent work and economic growth

Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Reduced inequalities

Sustainable cities and communities

Responsible consumption and production

Climate action

Life below water

Life on land

Peace, justice and strong institutions

Partnerships for the goals





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For more information about adding your content to the Sustainable Development Knowledge Cooperative, please contact Colin Caveney: