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 trans-disciplinary 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, needs for new knowledge-seeking, as well as pinpointing strategic steps forward.
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 strategic steps forward.