On Thursday, the 9th of January, Bureau Veritas held their annual kick-off seminar, which this year focused on the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs)

The tendency in the last few years seems to indicate that the SDGs have entered a new phase. With the new focus on climate change in Danish politics, it is certain that new business opportunities will arise, and that was the topic Bureau Veritas brought to their annual kick-off seminar.

With a saying “It’s all about trust” and some exhortations about empty words and actions, an emphasis was put on the value of daring to take responsibility for your sustainability strategy, and to admit whether you live up to its expectations. To work with the SDGs is also to recognise that you do not need to have all the solutions, but the solutions you do have, need to be concrete and specific.

Grundfos, Royal Greenland and Berendsen A/S held presentations and their representatives told about their diverse work with sustainability and the SDGs. Everything from specific SDG-calculations, to in-depth focus on local societies, to ambitious goals about a sustainable future were discussed. All of them agreed that it is important to remain open to both the positives and the negatives.

There is no doubt that you cannot conduct modern business without relating to the SDGs.

Arctic Consensus is currently working on an analysis of the SDG-work conducted in the Arctic, that is why Frederik and Emil took part in the kick-off seminar – gathering new knowledge and information. With this, they have received specific inspiration as to how one can work with the goals, and how diverse the work with the SDGs can actually be.

If you want to know more about our work with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, then feel free to reach us on: mail@arctic-consensus.com