Imme Scholz has been appointed as a new member of the Independent Group of Scientists (IGS), which compiles the Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) for 2023. The 15 members analyse the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the associated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report aims to strengthen the interface between science and politics and to serve as a strong evidence-based tool to support policy-makers in promoting poverty eradication and sustainable development. The IGS looks at the state of the global sustainability agenda from a scientific perspective in order to address emerging issues and challenges and to formulate recommendations for action – for governments and other actors, such as business or civil society. The upcoming GSDR will also address the implementation of the 2030 UN-agenda in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.