The Distrikt has committed to becoming an all SDG-compliant community. That goes beyond using clean technologies and sustainable infrastructure. We want to host impact-driven enterprises, generate solutions that address local and global sustainability challenges. We are consistent in our objectives, that is why we establish clear monitoring and evaluation mechanisms that will facilitate reaching SGD goals. To fulfill these functions, one of The Distrik’s key enterprises is The SDG Center.
Integrate social and environmental factors into investment decisions
All investors and companies create positive and negative effects on society and the environment. There are many that would consider being more sustainable and even develop solutions to solve sustainability challenges becoming impact investors. However, the problem is a lack of awareness, in-depth understanding of sustainability, or simply don’t know where to start, there are so many problems everywhere.
The SDG Center in The Distrikt will help enterprises to become more impact-focused, understand the sustainability challanges, and discover how they can be part of the solution while remaining profitable.
The tools developed by the SDG Center will facilitate the impact generation by providing streamlined, practical, how-to guidance that impact investors need, all in one easy-to-navigate system. It will identify and consider the positive and negative effects one’s investment approaches have on people and the planet and then figure out ways to mitigate the negative and maximize the positive in alignment with one’s goals.
SDG Center Impact Tool
Connecting startups with public sector
Non-governmental organizations and academic institutions are aware of the sustainable development challenges. Startups and companies in high-tech have innovative tools. The SDG center will be the collaboration, exchange, and networking platform between these two sides. The goal is to harness technological solutions for sustainable development.
Periodic meetings, discussions, and hackathon-format events will serve this purpose. While Idea Shop is an always accessible platform equipped with innovative technologies.
Development of local sustainability policies and action plans
How to become a sustainable consumer, what to do to compensate for the negative footprint, or how to recycle the waste? From basic sustainability education and awareness-raising strategies to customized policies for the local enterprises. The SDG center will be in charge of the local sustainability action plan development and implementation.
Measuring the impact of The Distrikt and the startups
We have commitments then we also need to measure them. The SDG Center will be in charge of measuring the impact of The Distrikt and the local enterprises in line with the SDG goals. The objective is to provide the relevant data for the decision-making and prepare reports and publications. Following international standards, the customized reporting will be an added value for start-ups seeking international investment.
The impact monitoring and evaluation will be yet another tool developed in The Distrikt that will produce comprehensive reports and sustainability strategies.
Environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing is a strategy you can use to put your money to work with companies that strive to make the world a better place. →