Creative Soul & the Global Sustainable Development Goals

Creative Soul (CS) supports all seventeen of the Global Sustainable Development Goals.

The seven main Goals we directly influence through our work are:

Goal 1  End poverty in all its forms everywhere;

Our aim is to improve the lives of vulnerable South Africans by helping to tackle the lack of alternative waste disposal and recovery options, lack of affordable housing, and high unemployment rates by constructing new waste management facilities, renovating inner city buildings into green eco affordable homes and financially supporting community based green SME sustainable businesses. By achieving this aim, we simultaneously contribute to social upliftment and economic growth, whilst decreasing our environmental impact.

Goal 7  Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all;

Our sustainable housing developments include the use of renewable energy sources, upcycling old obsolete office buildings into green eco affordable homes with the most innovative solutions to sustainability. Always looking for greener sustainable, solutions, and products.

Goal 8  Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment, and decent work for all;

CS believes in an all-inclusive South Africa where there are thriving communities and happy, healthy children. Gender equality ensured through all our projects and endeavors.

By constructing the waste and housing facilities we create employment opportunities both directly and indirectly, supply affordable homes available to a much-needed market, and our community business funding program, encourage and support green sustainable SME businesses, from seed through growth enable millions to empower themselves and have a positive influence on the economy.

Goal 9  Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation;

While planning waste facilities and housing developments, CS main focus is sustainability and next-generation. We support and promote resilient green solutions and fund green sustainable innovation through our green SME fund.

Goal 11  Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable;

The Green SME fund is aimed at encouraging individuals and SME enterprises to work towards a sustainable green future by investing time, focus, solutions, and money in eco-friendly green raw materials in production, packaging, and as many other areas of business as possible.

Goal 12  Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns;

CS holds a policy of using renewable, recycled, upcycled, and green materials in all our projects as far as possible and our green SME fund puts the focus on sustainable practices, ideas, products, and services.

Goal 13  Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts;

Waste is growing exponentially yearly. This is a major concern however, it can be turned around into a lucrative business, and economic growth opportunity for South Africans and the many individuals involved in the recycling and recovery industry. Creating employment opportunities directly and indirectly through sustainable practices incentivises a sustainable living practice.