We Help You To Succeed With Your Sustainability Transformation
As international practice covering project, strategy, and reporting institute in the civil society, public policy, and business & industry sectors, we breath life into your sustainability strategy through business transformation by key SDG interventions.
As stakeholders lack a shared understanding of how the 17 SDGs can be operationalized, we introduce key SDG transformations as modular building-blocks of sustainability achievement. Each transformation identifies priority actions for impact investments, regulatory challenges, and mindset management by defined parts of environment, society, and governance obligations.
Transformation will therefore be operationalized within the structures of ESG while respecting the strong interdependencies across the 17 SDGs. Our work will also outline an action agenda for your organization to provide the knowledge and measures required for designing, implementing, and monitoring/reporting the SDG transformation.
Reporting & Evaluation
User driven sustainability reporting and assessment – as the profile of sustainability reporting and assessment continues to rise, the market for the respective tools is expanding. To find the best fit of evaluation and reporting tools for your business is a growing challenge. CIVICON helps you successfully navigate through this increasingly complex landscape through a systemic perspective of user-driven reporting and evaluation.
Systemic context analysis – systemic resonances and interferences between the economic, ecological, and social systems elements are essential for a resilient planet and the prosperity and well-being of its people. Meaning and understanding nevertheless differs among people and across different contexts. Likewise, the challenge remains that important terms and tools’ are being used in very different ways by different people and organizations. CIVICON helps to conceptualize your organization’s evaluation, indicator, and monitoring system to guide you through the sustainability transformation.
Optimization of operational tools – assessing and promoting sustainability will alwas require judgments that are subject to legitimate debate. Even with widely accepted definitions for sustainability and sustainable development, central questions remain laden with human values and social choices. CIVICON helps clarifying your organization’s specific contexts across time, space, and culture by providing answers to the questions: Why to transform? How to transform? What to transform?
Leadership & Empowerment
Telling a Story from the Future – when introducing your organizational transformation for sustainability tell stories from, not about, the future. People overestimate the power of logic and underestimate the power of storytelling. CIVICON helps you to develop a storytelling narrative that engages people’s emotions and creativity to make change happen.
There is no going back – The metrics for business success are evolving. From now on, there’s no success without sustainability. Then there are no award ceremonies or famous marketing campaigns on a dead planet. If business purpose isn’t green, it just doesn’t matter anymore. CIVICON helps you serving the purpose of sustainable business principles and practice though its KISS concept
Goodbye to greenwashing – investing in sustainability is the only option for the sake of our children, civilization, and planet (e.g., through rapid decarbonization). The cost of not investing in sustainability is too high to ignore. Take the opportunity to prioritize the protection of our planet while making profits too: Because sustainability and transparency are what consumers want now. CIVICON helps you navigate to make sustainability to a great opportunity for your business.
Business Ecosystem & Stakeholder Landscape
The landscape approach aims to develop a shared vision for the future by integrating the objectives of all stakeholders at landscape level, in order to establish long-term integrated sustainable development.The pursued objectives are those of sustained economic and social development, combined with local biodiversity conservation. Landscape approaches could lead to improved cross-sectoral decisions that are better than the sum of actor- and sector-specific solutions. It is intended to expand our knowledge and understanding of the success factors, barriers and stakeholders that influence inclusive and sustainable development on local, regional, and global landscape levels. Cooperation and resonance – A well-facilitated business ecosystem is the mechanism by which the various stakeholders are encouraged and enabled to make on-the-ground changes happen, on their own and in concert with others. CIVICON helps to make systemic changes occur by mitigating social and environmental risk, improving productivity, and enhancing supply chain resilience through unfolding resonance in the socio-spatial relations of stakeholder systems.
For change on the ground – The overall goal of a sustainable stakeholder business landscape is to achieve key sustainability outcomes at landscape level through responding spatial scales in productivity, biodiversity, environmental and water safety, public goods, investments, etc. p.p. And as such minimizing trade-offs and ensuring access to critical natural and social resources for the community. CIVICON helps you to take advantage of potential synergies among business stakeholder, civil society actors, landscapes, and ecosystem values.
Building lasting connections – The big sustainability picture from the field is best put together by a resonating stakeholder partnership working alongside business and industry leaders, public authorities, and civil society actors to achieve long-term prosperity. CIVION helps you to transform towards a sustainable and scalable business model that opens the full potential of green market opportunities to your organization. When these things start to happen, intrinsic landscape change follow.
Transformation & Project Management
Business Environmental Excellence means more than corporate responsibility; it is a priority issue that local, regional, and global business needs to integrate into its green, sustainable business policy and strategy.
CIVICON helps decision-makers, managers and normal employees thereby to focus on systemic consequences of sustainability, aimed at long-term efficiency and effectiveness of the company’s business and environmental activities and excellence.
Project Management as a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and controlling sustainable transformation is the right answer. CIVICON helps to enhance the freedom of your business by providing a holistic perspective of the future of your organization that cares for nature increase in scope and complexity, managing them across diverse landscapes and scales.
Successful sustainability transformations require technology and social platforms as key components of systemic project management and participation as a key tool for the organizational transformation towards a sustainable future. CIVICON helps your organization to move beyond regulatory compliance,integrating sustainability into the strategy, operating model and day-to-day processes, to make it possible to unleash the full potential that sustainability offers for value creation, and as such to be discussed throughout the boardrooms and workplaces of the entire company.
Digitalisation & Disruption
Digital disruption is more than a technology shift. It’s transforming traditional business models. It’s happening when an existing industry face a challenger that offers greater value to the customer in a way that existing firms cannot compete with directly (David L. Rogers).CIVICON helps you to develop a useful approach to digital disruption for your business as a type of digital offering a sustainable way to your customers and stakeholders in using your products and services.
It is important to realise that digital disruption in the form of the creative application of digital technologies can be a genuine threat to your organisation – if you are not prepared. CIVICON helps you to develop the critical thoughts needed as to how your organisation can react, should the threat of disruption arise at a stage where you are not yet prepared – and what you can do to prevent it from happening in the first place.
Your company’s strengths and weaknesses determine its ability to react to asymmetric competitors (i.e. those who are traditionally not your immediate competitors). This is where agile business truly shine, as arguably they are better equipped to change and adapt to disruptive challenges as they arise from the digitalisation and sustainability transformation. CIVICON helps you to create a consistent pace of value delivery based on sustainability and agile principles that applies to the larger picture of how your organisation works to benefit the ecosystem it delivers to.
SDG Intervention & Ressource Allocation
Consisting of 17 overall goals with a total of 169 associated targets, which are in turn informed by 230 indicators , decision-making and monitoring progress in achieving sustainable development is a complex task. The SDGs touch upon aspirational visions of a sustainable future, thereby interacting with values and ideals. They are enabled and constrained by fiscal realities and budgetary concerns, and practiced amidst differing contexts and priorities. Adding to this complexity, while each SDG can be considered distinct, they are highly interconnected. Finally, while each organisation has its own starting point, set of objectives, and local context, the cumulative impacts of reaching or falling short of the SDGs manifest at the local, regional and global level as well. Strategy planning and monitoring efforts related to achieving the SDGs, must account for these complexities and interconnections, if progress is to be effectively evaluated and communicated. CIVICON’s approach is specifically designed to facilitate assessment and evaluation of the SDGs within organisations and among relevant stakeholder networks at the local, regional and global level. This provides an evaluation of SDG progress connecting local objectives and broad global values to enhance budgetary decision-making, strategic thinking and communication.
Evaluative and decision-aiding tools assist in the achievement of SDGs and account for the nuances of local, regional and national-level realities and their relevance to the global scale. Effectiveness at all scales is critical for conducting cross-scale comparisons, negotiation, conflict management, and strategy development. Decision-aiding tools also capture and make explicit the synergies and trade-offs of the SDGs, as these interconnections are critical inputs when comparing competing investment proposals linked to competing interventions. Moreover, each organization needs to translate and evaluate the SDG’s in relation to its own environmental, social, and governance context. As a budget is the most basic reflection of plans, policies, and strategies it is essential to prioritize and evaluate the SDGs in the course of budgeting and accounting. CIVICON supports decision-makers in allocating resources for SDGs interventions within their organizational budgets through a scientific evaluation framework consisting of knowledge, innovation, and sustainability parameters. The results will help decision-makers to translate their measures into realistic SDG objectives.