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SDG Impact Assessment Tool

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Solutions Initiative: SDG Impact Assesment Tool – an online tool for all actors in society to further develop their understanding and handling of transdisciplinary and holistic perspectives of the Agenda 2030.

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The secretariat of SDSN Northern Europe manages this Solutions Initiative.

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Contact person: Anders Ahlbäck, Project Manager SDSN Northern Europe.

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Empowering Holistic Thinking.

The Agenda 2030 is expected to drive and influence sustainability on all levels of society in the coming years. Consequentially, all stakeholders in society need to further develop their understanding and handling of transdisciplinary and holistic perspectives in order to avoid doing good on one end and bad on another.

The SDG Impact Assessment Tool is a means to communicate impacts of sustainable actions as well as a learning process challenging a user to reflect on the holistic and transformative aspects and barriers to scalability.

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Why?

"It is highly demanded by those in academia, the business sector and governmental bodies engaged in Agenda 2030."

The Agenda 2030 with its 17 sustainable developments goals (SDGs) is expected to drive and influence sustainability on all levels of society in the coming years. Sustainable solutions that are holistic, transformative and scalable will be increasingly called for in order to promote economic growth, innovation and development and at the same time protect the environment and to take on social challenges. Consequentially, all stakeholders in society needs to further develop their understanding and handling of transdisciplinary and holistic perspectives, thereby avoiding doing good in one end and bad in another.

How?

The SDG Impact Assessment tool provides an interactive learning process on how to reflect holistically about potential effects on the SDGs to avoid lock-ins, sub optimizations and other pitfalls when it comes to sustainability.

The tool promotes transdisciplinary thinking and a deeper understanding of the SDGs and sustainable transformation. At its heart is a questionnaire that will guide the user to consider and evaluate impacts over the SDGs. The result will be visualized in a figure displaying positive, negative or no impact as well as pinpointing needs for new knowledge-seeking.

 

This tool is by no means developed to be used as a ‘sustainable certification’ tool. Instead, it should be viewed as a way of communicating sustainability aspects of innovations as well as a learning process to identify knowledge gaps and, thereby, needs for new knowledge and/or strategic alliances and partnerships.

What's next?

We are currently looking for funding partners. Are you one of them? Contact us.

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