This report outlines opportunities for creating shared value for each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with supporting examples. According to the authors, there are four themes that offer biggest potential for maximising market potential, societal demands and policy action:
- Enterprise development: Promote inclusive development by increasing the participation of small and medium size businesses in developing economies in value chains.
- Sustainable supply: Reduce climate impacts by investing in sustainable sourcing, processes, materials, machinery and products across the value chain, ensuring fair labor practices and promoting traceability of inputs.
- Healthy, sustainable living: Engage with consumers, employees and partners to increase awareness and understanding of sustainable consumption and healthy living.
- Product innovation: Connect with local communities to develop products which align with the needs of developing economies, thereby opening up markets and increasing future demand.
The report also provides examples of good practice principles and initiatives, including certification schemes, standards and tools, and highlights examples of multistakeholder partnerships and collaborations.