Recognizing the impact of the business model on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The agenda comprises 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 sub-goals. Globally, the SDGs form the single, common framework for sustainability efforts. Business, academia and the public sector all play a role in their implementation. For companies in particular, however, understanding the impact of their business model on the SDGs offers added value. On the one hand, it allows them to minimize risks and strengthen their own responsibility, and on the other hand, it opens up new business opportunities. Using two example cases from the Building Excellence environment, participants of the Sustainable Business Lab tested and further developed approaches for analyzing their own business model across the entire value chain in a workshop. The workshop was held in collaboration with Swiss Triple Impact, the national program of B Lab Switzerland.
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(1) Development of understanding regarding the SDGs
(2) Raising awareness of the impact of one's own business model on the SDGs.
(3) Teaching methodology/tools for own analysis (e.g. SDG-Spider (see picture above), SDG Action Manager from B Lab)


(1) joint analysis of two example cases (InnoConstruction AG / ExcellenceFactory AG)
(2) individual, in-house analyses


Swiss Triple Impact (STI) / B Lab Switzerland, HHM Group, Strüby Konzept AG, Swissmem, Zehnder Group, V-ZUG AG, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Rapperswil University of Applied Sciences / WERZ