In 2017, for the fifth year in a row, SEI was ranked among the top two think tanks in the world working on environment policy.

“This annual report shows how SEI is stepping up to the challenge of delivering sustainability,” says Måns Nilsson, SEI’s Executive Director. “The stories we present here provide evidence of how our research is connecting science and decision-making, improving the lives of people and communities.”

The report is in three sections. ‘SEI in Review’ provides a summary of our activities and turnover for 2017. ‘From Goals to action’ tells the story of our work and its impact through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals. The ‘SEI Foundation Annual Report’ presents the audited accounts of the SEI Foundation.

Sustainable Development Goals

SEI has supported the development of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ever since the Rio+20 conference in 2012.

Our work is now focused on supporting implementation by supporting multilateral organisations, national governments and industry in translating the 2030 Agenda from wide-ranging, idealistic ambitions into achievable, actionable policies.

Our aim is to turn this from an agenda for action into an agenda of action.

With ten offices in seven countries, and more than 200 employees from over 50 countries, SEI shows that diversity is a strength in its own right: alongside deeper collaboration with our partners, it is central to our development as an organisation.