Are the SDGs even relevant in developed countries?

Imagine that you are head of a European company. Your business is, like 99% of enterprises in the EU, a SME. Most likely you are operating nationally or maybe within neighboring countries to a lesser extent. One day, one of your employees suggests that the company should start working with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to improve your sustainability performance. You might have heard about the 17 goals but do not have a clear idea about what each one entails. When looking down the list you see headlines like “End Poverty”, “Zero Hunger” or “Provide Sanitation for All”. Living and operating in one of the most developed and wealthiest regions of the world you are having a hard time aligning the challenges in the SDGs with the reality in which your business operates.

Top tips of how to make your office more sustainable

The Top 4 Priorities That Will Make Your Office More Sustainable

There seems to be no way around it. In the light of climate change and increased environmental degradation, we have to make some drastic changes. Let’s start with our daily surroundings: the office. We are here to make your life easier. Based on science and the current state of affairs, we have ranked the most impactful sustainability tips into 4 priorities. 

A quick online search will give you a wide array of sustainable suggestions, ranging from office supplies such as staple-free staplers to recycled trash bins, eco-friendly paper cups, sustainable air conditioner units, going paperless, and changing to LED light bulbs.

Don’t get lost in the Sustainability Wild West

The Top 4 Priorities That Will Make Your Office More Sustainable

There seems to be no way around it. In the light of climate change and increased environmental degradation, we have to make some drastic changes. Let’s start with our daily surroundings: the office. We are here to make your life easier. Based on science and the current state of affairs, we have ranked the most impactful sustainability tips into 4 priorities. 

A quick online search will give you a wide array of sustainable suggestions, ranging from office supplies such as staple-free staplers to recycled trash bins, eco-friendly paper cups, sustainable air conditioner units, going paperless, and changing to LED light bulbs.

Why should your company integrate SDGs in the business strategy?

Everyday companies face challenges that can compromise or elevate their status as a brand. Innovation and hearing the needs of the consumers is vital to the growth of businesses. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), can be the means through which organizations can bring positive impact not only to society but also to the companies’ business models. They can empower you to reconsider and rethink your company, products and services in terms of the effects on people and the planet. Therefore, allowing you to innovate to stay relevant.

In the following interview with Mia Negru, our co-founder and revenue officer, you will get a better grasp of the importance of including the SDGs in your organization and the related benefits it brings.

Doing Business with an Impact – Above Borders

New Perspectives That Bring Growth

Above Borders is a Copenhagen-based travel company that leads tours in countries considered to be isolated and not typically travelled to by tourists. Their work is geared towards expanding new perspectives and helping people understand cultures other than the narrative that the media negatively portrays.

Can you tell me about yourself and your business? And what exactly do you do?

My name is Jonas Andersen. I’m the founder of Above Borders which is a travel company that arranges tours to some of the world’s most isolated destinations. As of now, we have tours in North Korea and Turkmenistan, with more destinations to come.

Earth Overshoot Day

A Measure of Effective Partnerships

Managing the world’s ecological resources requires a commitment to environmental choices made on both an individual and community-level. There is an overwhelming number of challenges that we face today, but are any clear and effective choices we can make to avoid or reduce them?

Not all consumption has an equal, positive impact; which is obvious to ordinary consumers who work on basic lifestyle changes, such as recycling paper. No wonder the Earth Overshoot Day is both an alarming deadline and an underrecognized measure of human (negative) impact.  

Understanding resource demand vs. supply

In 2018, the Earth Overshoot Day fell on 1st of August – the day by which a year’s worth of the planet’s resources has already been exhausted.