Impacting the SDGs

To transform the economy and lead the way for a fairer society, we need to scale up and accelerate business action on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to drive real change.

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Role of business in achieving the SDGs

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The Sustainable Development Goals are 17 Global Goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, to be achieved by 2030. They are a unique opportunity for all sectors to rally around a common global agenda to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all stakeholders enjoy shared and durable prosperity. Today, we are not on track to achieve these goals.  Businesses must play an increasingly impactful role and deliver on these important commitments.

It’s essential these goals are reached by 2030 and businesses will play a powerful role in helping humanity get there.

The SDG action manager

The SDG Action Manager helps your company find its starting point with the baseline module. You will learn your company’s current impact, and be able to set goals to track improvement. The multi-user function allows you to collaborate with your colleagues across your company. Learn at every step and join the global movement as we trailblaze together to build a better world for people and our planet.

You do not have to be a B Corporation to use the SDG Action Manager — this unique impact management solution can help every business set goals, track progress, and stay motivated and organized on specific actions to support the SDGs.

SDG insights Report

SDG Insights Report

SDG insights Report

In its first report on business action on the SDGs, B Lab highlights tools for business, including using the SDG Action Manager to set goals and track progress on the SDGs and adopting stakeholder governance models to require the consideration of stakeholders in their decision making, to turn this trend around.

Explore the SDG Knowledge Hub

The #17DaysFor17Goals Campaign showcased many ways our community is showing up and working towards the 2030 agenda – from B Corps to Movement builders, funders, partners and SDG Action Manager users. Building on the momentum of the content series, B Lab Europe has created this SDG Knowledge Hub to support businesses on their journey to improving their impact, providing access to case studies, tools and resources to take action.

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The B Corp Way: How B Corps help fellow businesses take concrete action on the SDGs

Companies worldwide are struggling to truly embed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their business practice. B Corp certified consultants, specialized in the matter, provide support via the ‘B Corp Way’ platform.

Aboca: aligning business’ positive impact on society and the environment with the SDGs

The healthcare company is successfully using the SDG Action Manager to measure and monitor its progress on the goals.

Is your business living up to its SDG commitments?

B Lab’s Insights team looks to new research and data from the SDG Action Manager to understand what is holding companies back, and how they can evolve to truly support the 2030 Agenda.

Our partnership with the UN

Developed by B Lab and the United Nations Global Compact, the SDG Action Manager is a dynamic self-assessment tool that helps all businesses take action for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). You do not have to be a B Corporation to use the SDG Action Manager — this unique impact management solution can help every business set goals, track progress, and stay motivated and organized on specific actions to support the SDGs.

 

 

The Sustainable Development Goals are 17 Global Goals set by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, to be achieved by 2030. They are a unique opportunity for all sectors to rally around a common global agenda to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all stakeholders enjoy a shared and durable prosperity. Today, we are not on track to achieve these goals. Business must play an increasingly impactful role and deliver on these important commitments.

Need more detail?

Download our Technical Guide to better understand the methodology of the SDG Action Manager, including structure, key design principles, and the development process.