Sustainability at SDG INVESTMENTS
As an organisation, we want to step forward and set an example. 17 SDGs already built a core of our business DNA - however, we are supporting these values not only by driving forward new projects in sustainable investments but also on personal level. The employees at SDG INVESTMENTS strongly believe in a future where everyone should make a personal impact to take responsibility for the environment. Our sustainability vision is set out in our commitment catalogue.
SDG 4: Quality Education
SDG 4 addresses equal access to education and defines education as an instrument of sustainable development.
Our employees are actively involved in different initiatives (Global Goals Jam, THE WORLD'S LARGEST LESSON etc.) that have contributed significantly to the dissemination of knowledge in the field of the SDGs.
SDG 7: Affordable and clean energy
SDG 7 aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Our website is already hosted by green energy. In the future, we want to push for a gradual switch to green energy throughout the office space.
SDG 9: Industry, innovation and inforastructure
The ninth Sustainable Development Goal focuses on the need for resilient infrastructure and support for innovation.
Building on the circular and sharing economy, an "anything-as-a-service" business model has developed over the years. We are a leader in this business area and can draw on a large pool of expertise.
SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
SDG 11 anchors the transformation of cities into inclusive, sustainable and resilient places. The focus is on developing affordable and safe public transport.
Our employees use public transport whenever possible. In the course of our business activities, we have already helped several companies to succeed in the field of micromobility.
SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production
SDG 12 aims to raise awareness among companies about sustainable consumption and the importance of recycling resources.
We as a company follow a sustainable office concept, this includes: double-sided printing, paperless presentations, mainly refurbed furniture in the offices.
SDG 13: Climate action
SDG 13 focuses on taking urgent action to combat climate change and mitigating its effects on the environment.
In future, SDG INVESTMENTS as a company will donate a share of the profit to a certified project for every successfully completed transaction.
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
Meeting the global challenges of climate change through joint efforts.
Through partnerships with various organisations, we as a company are tackling climate change hand in hand with our partners.
Cooperation with University Oldenburg
We had the pleasure of collaborating with Oldenburg University on a praxis project focused on sustainable venturing, where a group of master's students worked on real-world sustainable business challenges as part of their graduate studies. We were impressed by the results of the students' work and are grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with them and Oldenburg university. We look forward to exploring further opportunities to work with the university and its students in the future.
Master students in London
Together with Prof. Andreas Kaapke our Partner Dr Stefan Bund co-leaded a class of 30 master students from DHBW Center for Advanced Studies on an excursion to London. This trip provided valuable opportunities for students of the General Business Management to gain insight into the operations of global businesses and to network with professionals in their fields of interest. Young Professionals visited NIKE UK, JD Sports Fashion, Mercedes-Benz Vans UK, Bank of England, Fitch Ratings, Shandy Shack, Bayes Business School, IFRS Foundation, Food Futures Insights and Fidelity Investments. This excursion also support progress towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) which focuses on ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. By providing students with the chance to visit global businesses, they can gain valuable insights and skills that are not always available in traditional classroom settings. This exposure to real-world experiences can help prepare students for future career opportunities and contribute to their personal and professional development.
Our cooperation with everwave
We support various outstanding initiatives that promote the Sustainable Development Goals. One of them is everwave. During Cleanup Missions, everwave will collect 1,000 kg of trash from waters around the world on our behalf. View certificate
Our materials used for marketing purposes are not only made of recycled materials, but are also climate neutral. With the voluntary CO2 compensation of the nature office initiative, we support the Togo project. The climate protection project Togo, which mainly focuses on the reforestation of natural forests, fulfils 12 of the 17 Global Goals of the UN AGENDA 2030. In addition to the reforestation of natural forests, the initiative focuses on topics such as water, health, education, energy, and jobs. The last amount of emissions to be offset was equivalent to about 4kg of CO2. This is roughly comparable to the amount of emissions produced during the production of 67 cups of coffee. View certificate
Three Questions for Dr Stefan Bund
In the rubric "Three Questions for", we ask one of our colleagues three short questions about importance of sustainability: in the financial industry and at SDG INVESTMENTS. This time we talk to Dr Stefan Bund, Partner SDG INVESTMENTS.
SDGs for the little ones
In November 2021, our colleague Dr. Stefan Bund had the privilege to introduce the SDGs to 32 boys at University College School in London. The focus was on SDG 2 "No Hunger", SDG 6 "Clean Water and Sanitation Facilities" and SDG 13 "Climate Action". The students came up with concrete actions they could take to support these SDGs, from sharing their food with others to showering instead of bathing to walking instead of being driven to school by their parents. With the help of materials provided by THE WORLD'S LARGEST LESSON, we were thus able to communicate the SDGs to those who matter most: our children.
Global Goals Jam Berlin 2020
SDG-Driven and innovative design thinking: Throughout a two-day “designathon”, 5 multidisciplinary teams explored issues and developed solutions related to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals using design thinking methods. The teams consisted of 25 creatives, entrepreneurs, experts, generalists, and changemakers from various backgrounds came together at Impact Hub Berlin to work on specific thematic challenges developed and shaped with stakeholders from the local Berlin ecosystem. Participants hailed from more than 7 disciplines and 13 different nationalities.With the renewed support of SDG INVESTMENTS, and for the third time since 2018, Berlin was again one of 6 cities in Germany and more than 75 globally to host a Global Goals Jam in on September 18-20, 2020.
Global Goals Jam Berlin 2019
Create solutions for sustainability during a two-day sprint! The Global Goals Jam is an event where local innovators and creatives work together in teams on solutions for local challenges related to 5 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN. “We as SDG INVESTMENTS want to design 2030 in cooperation with all these dedicated people and events, such as the Global Goals Jam organized by 2030 Cabinet.” said our co-founder and managing director Frank Ackermann. Throughout the weekend, the jam focused on peer to peer education, which helped participants co-creating ideas for the SDGs in teams. Using a tailored toolkit, the teams developed interventions aimed at short term targets in support of the long-term goals. The Jam provides a platform of collaboration and the opportunity to connect with like-minded people interested in the theme of sustainability.
SDG INVESTMENTS walks the talk
At SDG INVESTMENTS, we not only contribute to the achievement of the SDGs by financing sustainable projects. We know that each and every individual can also make an important contribution to the SDGs in their personal life. Last week, our colleague Dr Stefan Bund lectured 24 hours at Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) on the subject of Operational Risk Management. Due to Stefan's expertise, which we as colleagues can witness every day, we are sure that the 24 master students have learned a lot for their careers and their lives. This is also a way to support the 17 global goals: SDG4 - Quality Education.