Taster: Implementing Sustainable Development for Small Business

Consumers are demanding action on a range of sustainability fronts, from climate action, social justice, diversity and circular economy, and they are speaking with their wallets.

Consumers and businesses are increasingly making buying decisions based on the positive impact suppliers have in social and environmental areas. To remain competitive businesses need to prove to clients that they are a business that cares, and is acting, on topics that matter.

Sustainable Development is rapidly becoming a ‘Must Do’ for businesses. It is time to start making changes, but where do you start? Larger businesses and corporates are taking the lead, but Small Business has a vital role to play.

Creating impact doesn’t need to be complex or expensive. Creating business value through sustainable business practice and more conscious alignment of products and services will better connect you with customer demands, your workforce’s expectations and government policy.

It can be daunting to consider aligning a small business with a global framework, but it doesn’t have to be. SDG Align is here to help simplify this and make sure you can identify and implement actions for your business.

In this one-hour taster workshop you will explore:

1) What Sustainable Development means

2) Why it is important for your business

3) How to prioritise action areas

4) How to Commit your business to a sustainable future.

About the SDGs

Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (the basis of the 2030 agenda) as a framework ensures your business is aligned across the triple bottom line of Social, Economic and Environmental impact.

To build the business case we will explore why this is important to your business and how Doing Business for Good IS Good for business.

Using the SDG Align Self-assessment tool you will be able to identify key areas of action and create your own business action plan. To kick start your journey you can also sign a shareable ‘commitment to a sustainable future

About the speaker

Jeremy Rose is a co-founder of SDG Align and business development lead. He is also the Built Environment Manager for Artibus Innovation, responsible for stakeholder engagement and industry relationships. Over the last 5 years he has led industry engagement for the property sector and developed strong networks with industry, regulators, and a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities at a state and national level.

Building on the ongoing sustainability theme in the built environment he has immersed himself in the SDGs and Sustainable Development and has a clear understanding of the implications and potential for SMEs to leverage impact into business value. He believes that aligning business values will help attract and retain talent and build customer loyalty, whilst improving their environmental impact.

Jeremy led the prominent real estate and security sectors to redevelop their vocational frameworks. This redevelopment has supported regulatory reform around the country.

About SDG Align

SDG Align is a Tasmanian based ‘for purpose’ Software as a Service platform provider, on a mission to make sustainable development a business habit.

The SDG Align toolkit is recognized as a winner in the 2021 Good Design Awards (Social Impact) and recently 2022 NSW Banksia Award Sustainability award finalist.

SDG Align started in 2020 and is co-founded by David Morgan (CEO), Willem Overbosch (Business development & IT) and Jeremy Rose (Business development & sales) and has a head office in Hobart.


Nov 24 2022


12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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  • Timezone: Europe/London
  • Date: Nov 24 2022
  • Time: 1:30 am - 2:30 am

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