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There are hundreds of tools out there that can help companies learn, manage or report about their impacts on sustainable development in general and the Sustainable Development Goals in particular. An international consortium of researchers, NGOs and rating agencies has now collected and categorized 226 tools – all claiming to help measure and manage corporate sustainability. The GLOBAL VALUE tool navigator is the largest to date categorized database of corporate sustainability tools and aims to create more transparency for businesses and stakeholders.  

Addressing the SDGs through measurement and management

Responsibility for impacts is now a major component of pertinent reporting standards, including the GRI and Integrated Reporting. In addition, publicly listed companies face new demands for accountability from investors and governments. This is evidenced by mandatory non-financial disclosure requirements from an increasing number of stock markets and the current implementation of the Directive on Disclosure of Non-Financial and Diversity Information in Europe. Responsibility for impact has also become a major tenet in industry-driven and multi-stakeholder initiatives such as the UN Global Compact, or the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

For companies and their stakeholders this poses a range of questions: What does responsibility for impacts mean for my company? How can I understand and manage corporate sustainability in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals? What tools do I have at my disposal to demonstrate my company’s contribution? 

Test the GLOBAL VALUE tool navigator and let us know what you think!

GLOBAL VALUE has collated 226 currently existing impact measurement and management tools. Choosing from this plethora of tools can be a major challenge. In order to enable managers to make informed choices, we have developed an online tool navigator enabling companies to navigate the landscape of currently available tools. The GLOBAL VALUE tool navigator is the largest to date categorized database of corporate sustainability tools and aims to create more transparency for businesses and stakeholders. 

It is our pleasure to invite interested stakeholders to try out the GLOBAL VALUE tool navigator and provide feedback. We rely on expert feedback to ensure that the GLOBAL VALUE tool navigator is as useful as possible for sustainability professionals from business, civil society, policy and research – please let us know what you think! 

About GLOBAL VALUE

The research project GLOBAL VALUE provides new resources for companies and stakeholders. GLOBAL VALUE is co-funded by the European Union and coordinated by the Institute for Managing Sustainability at WU Vienna. The project is implemented by eleven research institutions, civil society organizations and companies, including some of the leading minds in CSR and development research across Europe, Asia and Africa.

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