SDG Spotlight report: How can businesses promote green industry, innovation and infrastructure?

edie has launched its latest SDG Spotlight report, looking at how businesses can transform operations, services, supply chains and strategies to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) post-lockdown, with the latest focusing on Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

SDG Spotlight report: How can businesses promote green industry, innovation and infrastructure?

The 13-page report is free to download


SDG Spotlight reports map out exactly how the business community can collectively achieve the SDGs through the scope of individual goals. In this first report of the renewed series, sponsored by UK Power Networks Services (UKPNS), edie explores how businesses can contribute to Goal 9 in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Featuring an exclusive industry viewpoint from UKPNS and an exclusive foreword from UK Research and Innovation programme directors Mike Biddle and Guy Woolley, the report provides a snapshot of global progress towards SDG 9 so far and best-practice advice for businesses looking to position infrastructure and innovation as drivers of economic growth and decarbonisation.

Specifically, the report combines an array of real-life case studies with expert viewpoints, key facts and stats, and a look at how other businesses are achieving other SDGs.

“Innovation across big industries is a priority for the UK in order to meet our ambitious net-zero targets, push for regional regeneration and forge a new outward-looking future beyond the EU and across the globe,” Biddle and Woolley write.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has made this an even higher priority, as international border restrictions impact the passage of materials and goods, while energy, office and transport use has changed substantially – and may never return to how it once was.”

With less than 10 years to meet the SDGs, action is still not happening at the speed or scale required – despite a groundswell of ambition and action from organisations of all sectors and sizes. These reports are, therefore, designed to empower you with the insight, inspiration and motivation needed to achieve what are undeniably business-critical goals.


edie will publish more SDG Spotlight reports, focussing on different goals, in the coming months.

edie Staff

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