Country: UK, Global
A UK based agritech start-up that brings connectivity, vital data and agribusiness to smallholder farmers around the world.
Challenge: Understand how the company can demonstrate its impact created for beneficiaries and adopt sustainable and circular business strategy throughout the entire value chain, including internal activities.
Outcome: Ensure transparency in the supply chain and make suppliers adhere to a code of conduct. Develop a thorough impact measurement process and communicate data on a regular basis to stakeholders (e.g measure soil degradation levels). Measure and reduce carbon footprint of own operations. Ensure on-time payment of employees and develop well-being KPIs for the staff.
Core SGDs: 15 and 08
A peer-to- peer platform to sell and buy second-hand surf equipment and local services.
Challenge: embed sustainability in the growth strategy and be leader in circular surf industry in Portugal.
Outcome: clear roadmap for the next 12months focusing on transparency, develop sustainability thought leadership in the surf sector, community development through climate action and impact measurement.
Core SGDs: 12 and 14
Education company from promoting social transformation with empathy, authentic communication in a non-violent way.
To understand the company’s impact and set sustainability goals.
Commit to more inclusiveness through scholarship and free workshops, create payment transparency and foster team diversity, stronger governance with policies and processes, reduce unnecessary business travel and extensive paper use during the courses.
Core SDGs: 16, 10
Education company offering project based online marketing courses for college students.
Challenge: understand the company’s impact and set sustainability goals for the next year.
Outcome: create partnerships that support local enterprises in their marketing efforts, support refugees through training, create a culture code and diversity strategy, training program for employees and carbon reduction strategy for the online platform.
Core SDG: 4
Global social media platform for social and environmental causes
Challenge: take sustainability to a next level of accountability and be able to communicate impact
Outcome: goals set to create sustainable procurement processes, diversity policy and code of ethics, better governance in terms of transparency and impact measurement, carbon footprint measurement and reduction strategy
Core SDG: 17
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Learning about sustainability and using the 4D Sustainability Canvas has helped us understand our impact and how to increase it as part of our business strategy. We plan to use the learnings and roadmap we have created to build a business that is more sustainability driven.
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It helped me to understand in an empirical and simple way how we can be more sustainable and generate more positive impact in our value chain.