Leadership

How to Implement the UN SDGs

How to Implement the UN SDGs

How to Implement the UN SDGs

Explore essential strategies to align your business with the SDGs, focusing on specific indicators relevant to your industry and fostering sustainable practices that contribute to environmental stewardship and social responsibility.

1

1

hr

hr

Recommended Duration

Self-paced

Self-paced

Online learning

1

Eco-literacy assessment

1

CPD credits

4

Employee surveys

Overview

This course empowers participants to integrate UN SDGs into business strategies effectively.

Participants will learn to identify specific SDGs and associated indicators relevant to their business, explore strategic opportunities for alignment, and develop actionable plans to mitigate risks associated with SDG implementation.

By the end of the course, learners will be equipped with practical skills to authentically communicate their organisation's SDG alignment, avoiding greenwashing and fostering stakeholder trust in sustainability initiatives.

Assessment Criteria

The assessment takes approximately 10 minutes and is graded by percentage. There are 10 multiple choice questions (MCQs) upon completion of four lessons. The certification criteria is 40%, and learners may retake the assessment.

SDG's

Business Value

70% of employees (or potential employees) find sustainability programs make employers more appealing, whether in accepting an offer or remaining at a company.

Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will have a strong understanding of:

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals and their significance to global sustainability efforts

How to identify the SDGs most relevant to an organisation's business operations.

Strategies to integrate SDGs into business models and corporate strategies.

The relationship between the SDGs and the value chain.

Measuring and reporting on progress towards achieving the SDGs.

Shareable certificate

Shareable certificate

Course Breakdown

Course Breakdown

4

sections

1

hr

duration

Fundamentals of the UN SDGs

Fundamentals of the UN SDGs

Fundamentals of the UN SDGs

This section introduces participants to the UN SDGs, exploring their history, structure, and relevance to global sustainability efforts. Participants will identify specific SDGs and associated indicators that their business can align with.

Actionable Outcome:

Develop a list of specific SDGs and indicators that your business could align with to drive meaningful impact.

1

lessons to complete

15

min

Section duration

Opportunities for Business Alignment with the SDGs

Opportunities for Business Alignment with the SDGs

Opportunities for Business Alignment with the SDGs

Participants will examine the strategic advantages of aligning business practices with the UN SDGs, including enhancing corporate reputation, attracting socially responsible investors, and fostering innovation.

Actionable Outcome:

Identify key opportunities for integrating SDGs into business strategies to create value and drive sustainability performance.

1

lessons to complete

15

min

Section duration

Common Risks and Mitigation Strategies in SDG Alignment

Common Risks and Mitigation Strategies in SDG Alignment

Common Risks and Mitigation Strategies in SDG Alignment

This section explores common risks businesses face when aligning with SDGs, such as not aligning with specific indicators or using outdated metrics. Participants will develop strategies to mitigate these risks and ensure robust SDG alignment.

Actionable Outcome:

Develop a risk mitigation plan tailored to address challenges in aligning with SDGs, ensuring alignment with relevant indicators and updated metrics.

1

lessons to complete

15

min

Section duration

Effective Communication of SDG Alignment

Effective Communication of SDG Alignment

Effective Communication of SDG Alignment

Participants will learn best practices for transparently communicating their organisation’s alignment with SDGs to stakeholders. Discussions will cover strategies to avoid greenwashing and effectively report progress on SDG-related initiatives.

Actionable Outcome:

Create a communication strategy that authentically promotes SDG alignment, ensuring transparency and credibility in sustainability reporting.

1

lessons to complete

15

min

Section duration

What people are saying

What people are saying

What people are saying

Áine Higgins

Head, ESG and Sustainability

"NTR had the pleasure of working with the Vyra Team. The training was engaging, beautifully presented, and prompted participants to consider what they could do to help the biodiversity challenge.  The structure of the training made it easy for all to fit into busy schedules."

Jan 2024

Sean O’Connell

Event Operations Executive

“At the beginning of our sustainability journey, we were looking for assistance in helping us to educate our staff on the various topics in this space. We found Vyra’s online platform and content the perfect tool to achieve this.”

Mar 2023

David Terceño

ESG & Corporate Communications

"Working with Vyra has allowed us to develop high quality biodiversity and sustainability modules that are not only informative but also engaging and easy to complete, allowing our employee to keep their focus in all their essential work."

Jun 2023

Nay Pereira

Sustainability Co-ordinator

"Vyra is an amazing tool that makes sustainability part of our everyday life, combining practical challenges and a great interface with trustworthy information on a wide variety of ESG topics. It really helps us to inspire and empower our team!"

Nov 2022

Nick Tennant

ESG & Commercial Reporting Manager

"If approached by others I would strongly recommend the use of the Vyra training courses."

May 2024

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