Measuring sustainability performance for SMEs

Open studies

Date: 04.12.2023 - 31.12.2024
Application period: 04.12.2023 - 30.11.2024
: English
: Paula Linderbäck
Required skills : Participation in the micro course Working strategically with sustainability in businesses is recommended.
Target groups : The course is for those who: - are responsible for the company's sustainability work - need a concrete tool for what needs to be measured and followed up regarding sustainability in businesses and how to do it - wants to ensure that the target picture future-proofs the company in a changing world - wants to connect the UN's global sustainability goals to its own operations in a simple and transparent way - completed the micro-course Introduction to working strategically with sustainability in businesses and wants to deepen their understanding of how to work with vision and current situation.

Companies' transition to sustainable business models is central and critical for society as a whole to be able to become fully sustainable. To measure sustainability, a variety of certifications and tools are currently offered, often specialized in certain parts of the business and perhaps not that cheap either. The course provides adapted support and tools for how small and medium-sized companies can measure and follow up their results and at the same time make sure that the whole systems perspective is taken into account. What is important to focus on for my particular company? What is needed for my company to be future-proof?

This course is tailored to support SMEs in the often complex issue of how to measure and follow up their sustainability work. It offers a free tool with 23 Break-Even goals that all companies need to achieve in order to contribute to a sustainable society.

The course presents an open and free tool, the Future-Fit Business Benchmark, to measure sustainability in companies from a broad systems perspective. The participants are introduced to different perspectives on, and bases for, measuring sustainability in order to be able to determine what benefits their own company's work best. Which of the operations' footprint should we measure and follow up and how and why? After completing the course, the participant will have received a palette of 23 Break-Even goals as well as tips and advice on how they can be applied in their own business.

The teaching takes place online as self-study at your own discretion and at your own pace. The content is presented in different modules based on a handbook with in-depth links. Each module contains discussion questions and/or exercises linked to the theme presented.

Examination takes place by the participant submitting approved tasks.


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