The Sustainable Development Goals offers a great deal for business. In a way you can consider the 17 SDGs as a crystal ball for the future market; sooner or later more consumers and employees will ask for responsible products and services, and changes from resources and regulations will affect the entire value chain. Implementing SDGs into business can be a way to find new markets opportunities, reduce cost, increase brand reputation and satisfy both employees and customers. But to do so, a long-term perspective and good understanding of the future consequences and opportunities is needed, taking this next step of implementing sustainability into a company’s strategy can be challenging.
This tool supports SMEs in the understanding and prioritization of their actions in the implementing the SDGs into strategy. The tool is simple to use, based on research and supported by visual communication to help translate the complexity of SDGs into business strategy, goal setting and KPI's. This tool is unique in its focus on a outside in perspective (what can the company do for the word) business opportunity and build for a continuous innovation journey. The developed tool support this process by use of business language, find most relevant SDG areas based on datasets, accessible online, and support assessment of intersections between company and SDGs through the entire value chain.
The end-user can either be the manufacturing SMEs who wish to implement SDGs or used in a context of a consulting company who support companies in the process.
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Connecting with the Danish green innovators to Silicon Valley/California