Sustainability has gone mainstream. Stakeholders are demanding more from the businesses they engage with, invest in and buy from; they want to see businesses doing good. Being sustainable is not only good for society and the environment; it also makes financial sense for the future.
Investors want to see in-depth strategies for sustainable business growth, which mitigate risk and secure their investment. Consumers want to know their purchase is not adding to the climate challenge, created through child labour or inadequate working conditions. The UK Govt and local authorities now explicitly evaluate social value when commissioning services, a minimum weighting of 10% of the total score should be applied. Corporations are examining their supply chains to ensure they meet environmental and socially sustainable development parameters.
Micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) account for over 95% of the private sector business and economic activity in both developed and developing countries.
As a business owner you play an incredibly important role in helping the world become sustainable, ensuring our production and consumption is not impacting negatively on our environment, that we have sustained economic growth, productive employment and providing equal opportunities to all.
In short, your business can help the world deliver on the UN’s 17 SustainableDevelopment Goals (SDGs), simply by rethinking your business model and becoming purpose-led.
We help SMEs unlock their potential and create a purpose-led business model which is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable for today, tomorrow and the future.
We help you make a difference while meeting the needs of your employees, customers and stakeholders.
We show you how the 17 Sustainable Development Goals such as SDG 13 Climate Action, SDG 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG 12 Responsible Production and Consumption, SDG 3 Good Health and Wellbeing and SDG5 Education, all work together like jigsaw pieces to create a sustainable future.
WHAT WE DO
Through SDG Changemakers, we help SMEs like your business understand social value and how it connects to the Global Sustainable Development Goals.
We show you why the Global Goals are good for business and how to align the appropriate ones with your business objectives and integrate them into your business operations including your supply chain and markets.
We then empower you to measure the impact and communicate with purpose and authenticity.
Partner with us and we will guide you through our Changemaker Framework.
COMMIT – We work with you to get buy in from inside and outside the organisation.
ACT - We help you identify which SDGs to focus on, how they relate to ESG reporting and how to measure them.
EMPOWER - We show you how to empower employees and for them to become advocates for your purpose-led business.
COLLABORATE - We connect you to like-minded businesses and social enterprises to deliver on community-led innovation.
COMMUNICATE - We help you communicate authentically, internally and externally, creating one voice for sustainable development.
Our aim is to help you build a sustainable company for the future. Embedding the Sustainable Development Goals into your business operations and strategy makes commercial sense, strengthens your business financially and through social (networks, relationships, communities), reputational or brand value, and employee capital.
We are in the Decade of Action, we need to work together, collaborate and share ideas for the long-term sustainability of our industries, society and the planet.