SDG Alignment

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a useful framework created by the United Nations in 2015 to help guide international and even corporate strategy. They provide 169 targets underneath the goals which must be achieved in order to capture sustainable development. We help companies, foundations, and other investors assess the degree to which their initiatives are aligned with the SDGs, as well as which SDGs are most relevant to their practices.

Our team and expert network have extensive knowledge of how alignment with the SDGs operates as a financially material issue. See The Relationship between Investor Materiality and the Sustainable Development Goals by Costanza Consolandi, among others.

TOOLS

It can be difficult to know how to integrate the SDGs into your business model. KKS has developed in partnership with Costanza Consolandi, a leading expert in SDG materiality, tools and methods to help organizations:

  • Determine which SDGs are financially material to their business models.

  • Define relevant KPIs and reporting frameworks

  • Develop strategies for leadership on industry-specific goals

 

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

We have also written about SDG alignment in a variety of non-academic publications. See some examples below.

Supporting Sustainable Development Goals Is Easier Than You Might Think

By Costanza Consolandi for MIT Sloan Management Review

By Costanza Consolandi for MIT Sloan Management Review

Is the Business Community Ready to Contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals?

By Sophie Lawrence for 6 Heads

By Sophie Lawrence for 6 Heads

How the Sustainable Development Goals Can Help Inspire Your Business

By Sophie Lawrence for KKS Advisors

By Sophie Lawrence for KKS Advisors