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Does It Matter Which UN SDGs a Business Contributes To?

The answer, in short, is ‘yes’. Addressing certain SDGs leads to a return of $20 to $40 for every $1 spent, as opposed to less than $10 return compared to spending money equally across all SDGs (1). So how can business leaders effectively target SDGs for the best outcomes? Over the last seven years, I have researched companies across our planet that aim to tackle some of our biggest challenges such as climate change, pollution, poverty, inequality, and social exclusion. But some achieve far better outcomes compared to others. Pursuing both commercial and impact aims can be very challenging. I…
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Melanie van de Velde is a proud mum and sustainability expert, holding an award-winning PhD, MBA with Distinction, and MSc in Industrial Engineering. She is Founder of Big Tree Global and B Journeys, and author of LOVE YOUR LEGACY: Five Secrets of Leading Businesses that Build a Better World.
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