What is the SDG Impact Assessment Tool, and what does it do?
The SDG Impact Assessment Tool was developed by Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, at Chalmers University of Technology and University of Gothenburg, in collaboration with SDSN Northern Europe and Mistra Carbon Exit, and with financial support from Region Västra Götaland through the Maritime Cluster of West Sweden.
The SDG Impact Assessment Tool is an online learning tool that showcases how organization activities or new innovations impacts the SDGs. The tool aims to provide the user with a better understanding of the complexity of sustainable development and the different aspects of the SDGs. Ultimately, the tool may be a useful for decision-making support, and enable companies and decision-makers to make better and more holistic decisions with regards to sustainability.
The tool is developed for researchers, teachers, companies, agencies, civil organisations or by anyone who has a project or a solution to assess. All data connected to the SDG Impact Assessments are stored encrypted on Microsoft Azure servers. If a user account is deleted, the data becomes anonymized and can no longer be retrieved.
Using SDG Impact Assessment Tool
All data connected to the SDG Impact Assessments are stored encrypted on Microsoft Azure servers. If a user account is deleted, the data becomes anonymized and can no longer be retrieved.
The assessment can be used for decision-making support, but is not a scientific verification nor evidence of SDG impact of an activity or organisation. As such, the result of an assessment should not be used as a sustainability label of a product or service. Furthermore, the results of different assessments are not directly comparable and should not be used for promotion or as sales arguments for one products or services over another. It does, however, serve as a useful tool for self assessment of activities, and may be a useful tool for strategic progression towards the SDGs.
The tool is free of charge, but you need to create an account. To access the tool, go to SDG Impact Assessment Tool.
Information retrieved from: https://sdgimpactassessmenttool.org/