Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce luncheon showcases how Peg, Winnipeg’s community indicators system, aligns with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and United Way Winnipeg introduce new Peg website, report—putting Winnipeg at the forefront of global sustainability goal tracking

United Way Winnipeg and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) together unveiled a new Peg website and report that show how our local actions are part of creating a stronger city and healthier world.

Revealed on Friday at the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce June luncheon, the new Peg website uses innovative technology to track how Winnipeg is doing on key issues and, for the first time, link that progress to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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The new Peg site puts Winnipeg at the forefront of communities connecting their well-being to the seventeen global goals.

Jane McDonald, Managing Director of IISD says “Peg matters because it tells us not just about where we live, but how we live.  This award-winning model of community-based sustainability indicators is now being replicated across Canada and around the world.  By linking to the SDGs, communities like Winnipeg are showing that local action can have a global impact.”

We have much to celebrate in Winnipeg, including our amazing ability to come together as a community.  There is also more to do.  Peg shows us where to together work towards change.  When we all work together – business, labour, government, nonprofits, and individuals – we make change happen.  And Peg tracks that change,” states Connie Walker, President & CEO of United Way.

Environment, economy, and society and factors within are the pillars through which Peg reveals trends of well-being within Winnipeg.

Environment, economy, and society and factors within are the pillars through which Peg reveals trends of well-being within Winnipeg. This image is part of the just-released Peg Report on Sustainability.

Also being released is the annual Peg report – 2018 Our City: A Peg Report on Sustainability. This year’s annual report was developed in partnership with IISD and United Way as well as Economic Development Winnipeg.  The report focuses on our city’s wellbeing related to the three pillars of sustainability – our economic, environmental, and social well-being.  Additionally, for the first time, the report shows the linkages to the SDGs, showing how our trends are part of a global picture.

Peg provides the opportunity for business, labour, social services, and government to understand trends within our community so we can plan and make decisions that will result in a better Winnipeg for everyone.