The SDG Compass provides guidance for companies on how they can align their strategies as well as measure and manage their contribution to the realization of the SDGs.

Our planet faces massive economic, social and environmental challenges. To combat these, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define global priorities and aspirations for 2030. They represent an unprecedented opportunity to eliminate extreme poverty and put the world on a sustainable path.

Governments worldwide have already agreed to these goals. Now it is time for business to take action. The SDG Compass explains how the SDGs affect your business – offering you the tools and knowledge to put sustainability at the heart of your strategy business.

On this web site, you can download the SDG Compass guide, outlining five steps for business to align with and advance the SDGs. You can also explore the live inventories of business indicators and tools mapped against the 17 SDGs. There is also an opportunity to learn a bit more about the 17 SDGs and their targets.

About the SDG Compass

Developed by the GRI, the UN Global Compact and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the SDG Compass incorporates feedback received through three consultation periods from companies, government agencies, academic institutions and civil society organizations worldwide.

The SDG Compass includes:

  • The SDG Compass guide, explaining five steps to advancing the SDGs
  • A live inventory of existing business indicators from relevant and widely-recognized sources, mapped against the 17 SDGs and their targets.
  • A live inventory of business tools mapped against the SDGs.
  • An overview of each SDG, covering the role of business, and illustrative examples of business solutions, indicators and tools (forthcoming).

For more information about the SDG Compass project, please contact:

Pietro Bertazzi
Senior Manager, Public Policy and International Affairs

Ole Lund Hansen
Head, Global Compact LEAD

Mark Didden
Manager, Redefining Value

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