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Opportunities and Challenges of Applying the SDGs to Business


Abstract Current efforts to drive business Sustainability are improving but still falling short of the transformational impact needed. This paper explores the potential of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to contribute to improved business Sustainability. Research revealed significant challenges including: a disconnect between the design of the SDGs and the needs of businesses, significant measurement difficulties and an already existing momentum to integrate the SDGs without disrupting the status quo. The big opportunity is that the SDGs are a universally agreed upon definition of Sustainability which fully integrates the “social” side. The specificity and structure of the SDGs also creates the opportunity for accountability... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Redman, Aaron (Author)
Type Text
Language English
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Note Pre-print January 3, 2017
Collaborating Institutions School of Sustainability
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS


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