Policy Press

Global social challenges

Now incorporating Bristol University Press Digital, we champion evidence-informed, bold thinking, from anywhere in the world that aims to address the global social challenges. The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015. Our global social challenges themes are informed by and linked to the UN SDGs.

Listen to this podcast with Alison Shaw about publishing to address society’s greatest social challenges

For details of how our products speak individual UN Sustainable Development Goals, please explore the links below.

Global Social Challenges Journal

UN SDG Publisher Compact
We are signed up to the UN SDG Publishers Compact, which aims to accelerate progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. 

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Supporting academic research

We have always supported academic research’s role in providing sustainable solutions to global social issues, proactively ensuring that it has an impact beyond academia. Our Transforming Society blog, for example, brings research to a wider audience, and innovative formats like our COVID-19 Collection and Rapid Responses allow authors to make a timely impact to influence thinking, policy and practice on current affairs.