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