Since their adoption in 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (United Nations General Assembly, 2015) have become a prominent guiding framework to improve companies’ sustainability strategies through stepwise systemic changes. This part offers processing models and method frameworks to allow for implementation of sustainability strategies consistent with the SDGs.

Companies are increasingly faced with the challenge of how to implement sustainability strategies in their business models. Future business models will need to coordinate technological and social innovations with system-level sustainability. As a wicked and complex problem, sustainable development must be approached from a holistic perspective that can combine the totality of its specialized parts. Systems thinking can identify the interactions between different parts of a system and account for more than the sum of its parts. Read more

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The Sustainable Development Goals provide a common framework that can be used for sustainable reporting. Sustainable reporting demonstrates the link between the companies' strategy and its commitments to the SDGs.

Annik Magerholm Fet

Project Manager, NTNU

Kristian Fuglseth

Volda University College

Ragna Brenne Bjerkeset


Shannon Truloff

NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Haley Knudson

NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Johanne Kjerstad

NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology