In 2015 all United Nations member states adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At the heart of this agenda are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their 169 subtargets. The SDGs aim to end poverty in all forms, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, ensuring no one is left behind. The private sector will play an important role in realising the Goals.
The SDGs provide a common language to work on Sustainable Development. Companies use them as a framework for their (sustainability) strategies. However many of them still struggle with operationalising their contribution to the SDGs in some way.
Societal and business impact often come together. Ending poverty will open market opportunities. But at the same time, increasing demand puts more pressure on natural resources and climate.
We help you look at the SDGs in an integrated way. Based on our experience we created a 5 step approach.
Our final aim is to integrate the SDGs in the regular cycle of strategic planning and control in an effective and efficient way. This will improve both internal decision making and external reporting.
Come to the breakout on ‘SDGs in practice’ at The Future of Corporate Reporting. Esther de Graaf (Intire) together with Piet Briët (Royal Flora Holland) will inform and inspire you. Click here for more information and to subscribe for this event.
We are currently researching the main challenges companies face in integrating the Sustainable Development Goals into their strategies, performance management and reporting. Please take 5 minutes to contribute. You will receive a copy of our research findings. To submit your answers, click here.