From fashion and beauty to infrastructure, agriculture and industrial solutions – from high fashion in Copenhagen to potato flour in rural Brande. The 19 participating Danish companies in SDG…
Subscription-based model for children shoes. Mussels as a new raw material in fish feed. Educational platform for fish farmers in Nigeria. These are just some of the innovative solutions that the participating companies in SDG Accelerator are working on.
On September 19, 2018, the 13 participating small and medium-sized Danish companies in SDG Accelerator gathered in UN City in Copenhagen to continue working on their new SDG solutions with the help of UNDP, Deloitte, and subject experts from IFU Investment Fund for Developing Countries, Cylindr BBN, and many others.
With its on-the-ground networks and its ability to swiftly adapt and innovate, the private sector is well-positioned to bring new solutions to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by their 2030 target. In addition, the SDGs present significant opportunities for the private sector to open up new market opportunities and attract private investments in sustainable development by leveraging companies’ core competencies, expertise and resources.
Fortunately, we have 13 visionary and ambitious Danish small and medium sized industrial companies in the SDG Accelerator programme that are coming up with new solutions with a significant business potential and impact on the SDGs. The participating Danish companies may be small and medium sized, but their solutions will have the potential to create a better world for us all. Their ideas can take us to the next level.
A wide range of innovation in action
The companies' SDG solutions encompass a wide range of innovation in action - some are pursuing new groundbreaking products and services, others new business models: from RGS Nordic's digital solution reducing CO2-emissions from their transports; E.ON who has engaged two Danish Housing Associations, and seeks to build a highly scalable model, where the local heat and power plant that provides heat for the Associations are converted from fossil fuels to a green energy mix; Ingemann is working on a digital platform called Climática that combines data sources to correlate climate, soil maps and crops or livestock studies for a specific geographic position. Based on this, Climática can identify the risk of credit to a specific farmer, planting a specific crop at a specific farm at a specific time. This platform can improve access to loans and financial risk management for small scale farmers. This is usually quite difficult because banks consider these kinds of loans to be very risky.
These are just some of the innovative solutions that the participating companies are working on in SDG Accelerator. Read more about the companies and their solutions.
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