The Gap Frame - Enriching the SDG Compass by translating the SDGs into relevant national Grand Challenges for strategic business opportunities

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

The global agenda of Grand Challenges until 2030 is set: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) enjoy broad global governmental acceptance and increasing business awareness. This paper takes a concrete look at how we can reach a state-of-the-world by 2030 that is ‘safe for all of us’. Getting there requires relevant national measures that are easily accessible for business, which is considered a key transformative force with its innovation power. The global nature and focus of the SDGs make it challenging to serve as a relevant source for measuring national progress. This paper offers a solution to this challenge by introducing the Gap Frame; a normative framework built on the SDGs and developed in a multi-step expert-consultation approach. The Gap Frame supports the global SDG by enriching the SDG Compass, a planning tool developed by GRI, UNGC and WBCSD. Building on the SDG Compass, this paper shows how the Gap Frame translates the SGDs into relevant actions for different nations, and how it can be used as a strategic business tool and as an educational tool for business schools.

Authors Muff, Katrin; Kapalka, Agnieszka & Dyllick, Thomas
Journal or Publication Title The International Journal of Management Education
Language English
Subjects business studies
social sciences
HSG Classification contribution to practical use / society
HSG Profile Area SoM - Responsible Corporate Competitiveness (RoCC)
Refereed Yes
Date July 2017
Publisher Emerald
Place of Publication Bingley
Volume 15
Number 2
Page Range 363-383
Number of Pages 21
ISSN 0951-354X
ISSN-Digital 1758-6518
Publisher DOI 10.1016/j.ijme.2017.03.004
Depositing User Prof. em. Thomas Dyllick
Date Deposited 31 May 2017 17:01
Last Modified 31 Aug 2017 13:45
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/250945

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Muff, Katrin; Kapalka, Agnieszka & Dyllick, Thomas (2017) The Gap Frame - Enriching the SDG Compass by translating the SDGs into relevant national Grand Challenges for strategic business opportunities. The International Journal of Management Education, 15 (2). 363-383. ISSN 0951-354X

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