Sydney Opera House and the Global Goals
Inspiring positive social and environmental change
Since it opened in 1973, the Sydney Opera House has promoted creativity, diversity, environmental sustainability, cultural rights and respect for heritage, on and off its stages. As Australia’s leading cultural institution, we have a critical role to play in using our cultural impact as a catalyst for change.
That’s why, in October 2019 we committed to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with the release of our Reconciliation, Accessibility and Environment community action plans. A to-do list for the world, the ‘Global Goals’ address some of the most pressing issues of our time, including poverty, inequality, climate, education and justice.
One year on from our commitment to the Global Goals, we’re reflecting on some of the Opera House initiatives we’ve made to drive positive change.