Resources for Startups to Advance the SDGs
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to push back progress on the 2030 SDG targets — which were already off track. This makes it even more essential for startups and other social enterprises to renew focus on Global Goal action plans.
Here are some resources — both new and ‘evergreen’ — to help you.
#1. The UN Global Compact encourages businesses worldwide to be responsible corporate citizens and to solve social and environmental challenges through business innovation.
Making Global Goals Local Business
The multi-year strategy of the UN Global Compact is to drive business awareness and action in support of achieving the…
#2. The Founder Institute’s mission is “to empower communities of talented and motivated people to build technology businesses that positively impact the world.” It has developed a free Progress Planner tool “to search and generate iKPIs … (and) to work towards becoming an Impact Company through realistic, trackable steps.”
Founder Institute: World's largest pre-seed startup accelerator.
For Progress Companies: Committed to making progress on the UN Sustainable Development Goals
# 3. This Forbes article Finding A Way For Fledgling Startups To Adopt The Sustainable Development Goals explains the Founder Institute’s iKPIs and accelerator program for social impact startups in greater detail.
Finding A Way For Fledgling Startups To Adopt The Sustainable Development Goals
A couple of years ago, the folks at the Founder Institute began pondering how the very early-stage startups in their…
#4. StartUs Insights “delivers actionable innovation intelligence on startups, technologies, and trends.” It analyzed over 3,000 global startups and “scaleups” to develop in-depth research on the top trends and startups working towards the SDGs.
This research gives you data-driven innovation intelligence that improves strategic decision-making by giving you an overview of emerging technologies & startups tackling societal, economical, environmental, and industrial challenges.
Top Startups advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Staying ahead of the technology curve means advancing the world we live in. That is why we give you data-driven…
#5. German-based GründerAtelier (GA) is an “innovation funnel for companies and entrepreneurs in Europe.” Its guide for entrepreneurs to the SDGs explains why the SDGs are important for startups. GA also has an Impact Accelerator program for startups addressing one or more of the SDGs.
Why SDGs are important for startups | SDG Series Introduction
SDGs (an acronym for Sustainable Development Goals) are important for businesses in general and for startups in…
#6. Rainmaking seeks to “unleash the power of entrepreneurship to solve big problems with the world’s leading companies.” It offers an online masterclass on “mapping the world’s SDG startups, and why innovation is a driver for sustainability.”
The UN Sustainable Development Goals represent both an obligation and an opportunity. Not only does pursuing these goals make sense for society and the planet but sustainability is estimated to be worth hundreds of billions in untapped opportunities. Yet in many cases sustainability has been a side effort parked under the CSR umbrella.
Mapping the world's SDG startups, and why innovation is a driver for sustainability
Partner, Nordics Rainmaking Alex Farcet is a co-founder and Partner of Rainmaking, a global innovation and venture…
#7. Google for Startups offers an accelerator for SDG-focused startups.
Sustainable Development Goals
The Google for Startups Accelerator: Sustainable Development Goals (GfSAS) is a 3–5 month program for startup companies…