Creating insight: navigating the global goals

We believe that the Global Goals are a game changer for the planet. But only if the business community seizes the opportunity and engages… governments, NGOs and society can only do so much, but it will take a united effort with business on board as well for the goals to be achieved. 

Our research “Make it your business: Engaging with the Sustainable Development Goals” reveals that just 13% of the companies surveyed have identified the tools that will help them assess their impact against the Global Goals that are relevant to their business. This is understandable considering the newness of them, but even in five years, only 30% think they will have. We recognise that engagement will be slow without the basic tools in place to start the process. 

So with a focus on two early priorities, we have developed a diagnostic tool which will give businesses a quick, replicable and low cost way to:

  • identify the Global Goals that are of most relevance given their countries and sectors of operation 
  • evaluate which Global Goals they can best contribute to 
  • identify the significant risks (i.e. where business activities could hinder governments more than help) in relation both to core products and activities and more broadly across the supply chain, on a country by country basis 
  • identify the potential opportunities (i.e. where business activities could help significantly more) in relation to core products and activities and the wider supply chain, on a country by country basis

 Business navigator overview 

Business navigator overview
The Global Goals Business Navigator combines our market-leading Total Impact Measurement and Management framework (understanding social, economic, and environmental impacts of a business) with detailed understanding of the targets and indicators that underpin the Global Goals. In this way, we aim to help business assess SDG impacts, define its priorities and set goals.