“Though Fortune 500 firms often have entire teams devoted to mapping their operations against the SDGs, Powell says the process will likely be much simpler for small businesses. “As a social entrepreneur, just ask yourself: ‘What is my purpose?’ You knew what your purpose as a company was before the agenda, and your purpose is probably expressed in one of the SDGs.” . . .
“By now, most large firms are familiar with how their operations affect people and the planet—more than 80 percent of the S&P 500 published sustainability reports in 2016—but SMEs are often less familiar with assessing and improving their supply chains. Still, more than 5,300 SMEs have already partnered with the UN Global Compact to track their alignment with the goals, and a growing number of early adopters are proving that the SDGs can help small businesses thrive.”
FULL STORY published August 23, 2018 via Triple Pundit