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Unlocking Business Value From the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


  • Jacqueline Jackson, Account Director, Trucost, part of S&P Global
  • Anthony Abbots, Director Group Sustainability, ROCKWOOL Group


Companies and financial institutions are increasingly interested in understanding more holistic benefits – positive impacts – of their business. Over 9,000 companies have pledged to support the SDGs, yet devised as policy measures for governments rather than private sector opportunities, a lack of targets and measureable, consistent disclosures limits the development of SDG investment strategies. SDG-related market opportunities are forecast to be worth at least $12 trillion a year in revenue and savings by 2030. This session will discuss the world’s first science-based SDG Framework for corporate companies by Trucost. Rockwool, a leader in SDGs and inaugural pilot companies of the SDG Framework will advise on actual business relevance of the SDGs and how implementing the SDGs in this way has benefited business.

Target group

Corporate Sustainability Directors

Training results

Better knowledge of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, an understanding of investor expectations on SDGs, as well as, knowledge of business opportunities associated with SDGs

Required knowledge

Work experience


Draft Agenda

Jacqueline Jackson, Trucost

  • Jacqueline Jackson – Introduction to the Goals
  • Challenges and Opportunities
  • What is an SDG Framework?

Anthony Abbotts

  • Anthony Abbotts – Introduction to Rockwool
  • Our Work on the SDGs
  • Piloting the SDG Framework – Lessons Learned

Question and Answer
Open discussion on the link between business value and SDGs