What is it?
It is a global plan adopted by the United Nations in 2015, which outlines a set of 17 goals and 169 targets aimed at ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all by the year 2030.
The 17 goals cover a range of issues, such as hunger, health, education, gender equality, clean water and sanitation, renewable energy, economic growth, and reduced inequalities. The SDGs are meant to be interconnected and indivisible, recognizing that progress in one area is often dependent on progress in others.
Agenda 2030 represents a call to action for all countries and stakeholders to work together to achieve sustainable development in a way that leaves no one behind. It emphasizes the need for collective action and cooperation and recognizes that achieving the SDGs will require significant investment, innovation, and collaboration across sectors and borders.
How are companies affected by SDGs?
The SDGs are changing the way companies operate by placing a greater emphasis on sustainability, social responsibility, and stakeholder engagement. Companies are recognizing that they have a critical role in achieving the SDGs, and are increasingly aligning their business strategies and practices with the goals. This includes adopting more sustainable production processes, reducing their carbon footprint, promoting diversity and inclusion, supporting local communities, and engaging in ethical business practices. Companies are also being held accountable for their contributions to the SDGs through increased reporting and transparency requirements.
Our business game
To align their business strategies with the SDGs, companies need to identify the areas where they can have the most impact and where their operations may have negative social or environmental consequences. They also need to engage with stakeholders, including employees, customers, suppliers, investors, and communities, to understand their expectations and needs.
Moreover, companies need to integrate sustainability into their core business processes, such as product design, supply chain management, and marketing. This requires a shift from a short-term, profit-maximizing mindset to a long-term, value-creating mindset that takes into account the interests of all stakeholders and the broader societal and environmental context.
In the upcoming business game, you will have the opportunity to learn from real-life examples of companies that are successfully aligning their business strategies with the SDGs. You will be able to analyze these cases, discuss their strengths and weaknesses, and develop your own ideas on how companies can contribute to a more sustainable and equitable future.
Through this game, you will not only gain knowledge and skills in sustainability and business strategy but also become more aware of the importance of the SDGs and your role as a global citizen in achieving them.