UN SDG ALIGNMENT: Smart Cities Programme & Initiatives alignment with UN SDGs service as the part of SDP’s Management Consulting & Government Advisory service offering for Public, Private and Social sector clients.
Product/ Service Delivery Duration:
Min 2 months depending upon Size of offering required and Scope of Work.
Ideal Client Type:
Public, Private and Social sector clients: International Agencies, National Governments-Ministries; Local Governments-Municipalities, Development Authorities, Smart City SPVs/ offices, Private Companies.
What is in the package of Product/Services (Deliverables)?
Smart Cities UN SDG Alignment Document & Toolkit.
Product Offering/SoW Overview:
Analyzing, mapping, & goalsetting-Assessing which SDGs are directly or indirectly related to your company and using key performance indicators (KPIs) to understand how the goals integrate with business activities is critical.
Strategic integration & collaboration-Now that relevant SDGs have been identified and prioritized, you should align your business activities and practices with those goals. Compliance and impact strategy go hand in hand.
Strategic integration & collaboration-relevant SDGs have been identified and prioritized, you should align your business activities and practices with those goals. Compliance and impact strategy go hand in hand. Focusing your strategy in one area can help maximize impact and create a strong, positive effect if managed well.
ESG materiality assessments-With investors inquiring more and more frequently about what your company is doing in regard to responsible investment, how you treat employees and vendors, your dedication to sustainability initiatives, and other activities that fall under the ESG umbrella.
Identifying which goals will have the biggest impact in terms of risk or opportunity as well as timeframe (i.e., short-term vs. long-term).
Setting out defined goals in each category to be reached by 2030, calling for a concerted global development effort.
Identification of SDG Indicators.
Business Solutions for the SDGs.
Is the equation: “SDGs alignment = Benefits” valid?
Interpreting the relevance of the SDGs for business.
Adopting the Mindset for SDGs in Small Businesses.
Understanding Value Creation Through the SDGs
Tools for Aligning with the Sustainable Development Goals
Ensuring quality measurement for all 17 SDGs Goal 1 to 17
Application of its SDG Evaluation Tool.
To achieve basic levels of goods and services for all;
Measuring Progress, Making Improvements
Revenue growth achieved by creating new opportunities for market differentiation and growth through innovation
Enhancing the operational efficiency along the supply chain, strengthening relations and reducing risks from 2nd and 3rd tier
Enhanced interest from investors with ESG portfolios
Improved employee recruitment process, enhanced loyalty and retention
Responding in time to regulatory requirements
Understanding and timely addressing product related risks and customer relations
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts within for-profit companies need to evolve from operating as siloed departments with few resources to a general philosophy that is baked into the company’s DNA at every level. These enterprise-wide efforts could be driven by pursuing SDGs alongside and in tandem with profit.
Nonprofits, which already have change-making missions at their core, should, in turn, operate as social enterprises, identifying self-sufficient ways to generate sustainable income outside of traditional philanthropy, which can be uncertain and challenging. .
Both nonprofits and private sector businesses should actively partner with civic organizations to enact legislation required to make SDG-related change happen. Government agencies should make it easier for these organizations to get (and stay) engaged by operating with higher levels of transparency and use digital channels whenever possible to cut down on red tape and alleviate blockers to positive societal change.
Better redistribution of wealth and resources (both within and between countries); and equitable access to opportunities, information and rule of law, new approaches that build capacities at all level of society are needed.
Using a variety of systems thinking and social innovation techniques, organizations can integrate the U.N. SDGs directly into their business models.
Universality: The 2030 Agenda is global in nature and universally applicable, taking into account different national realities, levels of development, and respecting national policies and priorities. It is a shared agenda that requires a collective response, with countries developing their own pathways to national targets.
Integration: The 2030 Agenda moves beyond acting as if sustainable development is about three disconnected pillars. Approaches must balance and integrate the social, environmental and economic dimensions, also looking at governance, and interconnect the areas.
Human rights and equity: Inequalities are not just determined by economics. To achieve basic levels of goods and services for all; better redistribution of wealth and resources (both within and between countries); and equitable access to opportunities, information and rule of law, new approaches that build capacities at all level of society are needed.
Innovation: Innovative pathways are needed to allow countries to leap forward. The acceleration and transfer of technological innovations is a common concern.
Additional Free Offerings:
UN SDG ALIGNMENT
- To eliminate legal and political barriers that promote discrimination
- To establish norms for UN SDGs without discrimination.
- To create and exchange an empirical basis and best practices to eliminate discrimination in smart city initiative facilities.
- To empower clients and civil society to demand smart city initiative.
- To increase financial support to eliminate discrimination. 6.
- To ensure the leadership of professional associations in measures to forge a health workforce without discrimination.
- To strengthen the monitoring, evaluation and accountability mechanisms and frameworks to achieve smart city without discrimination.