Business

    • Very interesting. Started by focusing on the goal, but then became aware of further dimensions. Collaborating, sharing and donating to achieve a wider goal for all. Thought-provoking and satisfying!  (J. B., Social enterprise director; Liverpool, UK)
    • Surprisingly subtle on the messages. Didn’t push a false agenda. Would recommend to others. (M. J., Technical Principal; London, UK)
    • I enjoyed it and really appreciated the different layers of learning: personal, societal, factual, and inspirational. (J.W., Leadership Consultant; London, UK)
    • It’s important to set your own goal to achieve something, but I learned that we need to work together with someone in order to achieve it and it felt good to help each other to make the world a better place.” (T.K., ESG specialist; London, UK)
    • It was a great realization and understanding about the interconnection of the 17 goals and also the difficulties in achieving balance among the economic, environmental, and social aspects. (S.O., ESG associate; London, UK)
    • This is a powerful game as it changes your mindset within the game that extends into great conversations after the game. (Martin Gordon, Creative Consultant; London, UK)
    • Very interesting and collaborative. Raised my self-awareness and helped me understand the global situation in a practical way. Governments should play this! (H.B., Event duty manager; London, UK)
    • I knew a lot about the SDGs already, but learned about the way people interact on projects and enjoyed learning how others were motivated to collaborate. (Social impact advisor; London, UK)
    • I used to feel that my job was not actually focusing on sustainability, though I was moved by Unilever’s approach to the environment. After experiencing what I could do by 2030, I would like to take action, making the most of the limited time that I have. (Employee at Unilever; Tokyo, Japan)
    • Very experiential indeed. Like a life experience from A to Z condensed into one hour. (L.C., Telecom manager; London, UK)

Government

    • A truly excellent game. Experiencing the game was a good opportunity for us to think about the future. (Shinobu Yamaguchi, Deputy Director of Global Issues Cooperation Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
    • I was able to understand the necessity and value of the SDGs very easily and quickly—I thought I knew this already, but was surprised to discover that I actually had not understood at all. (Officer at Yokohama City office, Japan)
    • I enjoyed myself and learned a lot. I was happy to see many recent case studies presented during the training, and I was glad that the case studies are regularly updated. (Officer at Yokohama City office, Japan)
    • It was an amazing experience that allowed me to feel connected to the SDGs. Since the goal of this training was “experiencing togetherness,” I think it would be good if we can have more trainings to take this even further: for instance, incorporating the goals into policies and projects, or using the SDGs as criteria for framing new ideas or evaluating measures! (Officer at Yokohama City office, Japan)
    • As I began to see the environment or the world as my neighborhood, I found my thoughts and behaviors also starting to change. (Local government officer, Japan)
    • It is just a game, but it made me think and learn a lot. I was feeling a kind of solidarity among us, all players, although I did not talk with everyone directly. Someone said, “we shared a sense of sharing the earth together” and that was exactly how I felt. (Local government officer, Japan)

School

    • I hope this workshop could be organized not just in Japan, but worldwide! (International student at Sophia University; Tokyo, Japan)
    • The best thing about this game is that it is kind of a simplified real world, by which we get to know what’s going on around us. (Z.F., International student at Sophia University; Tokyo, Japan)
    • It was enlightening. I got to learn more about the SDGs and realized that it takes everyone to change the world but the change can start with you! (Z.S., International student at Sophia University; Tokyo, Japan)
    • I had an opportunity to think about my life and the earth. (Elementary school student in Japan)
    • I thought that the SDGs represent a result of the failures of the human beings. (Elementary school student in Japan)
    • It reminded me the importance of collaboration and partnership. (High school student in Japan)