Our Methodology and Approach
The 2030 Agenda counts in all countries in the world. Developing countries, emerging economies, and developed countries: Everyone must make a contribution. Our methodology takes this into account.
At the heart of the agenda is an ambitious catalog of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The 17 SDGs take into account for the first time all three dimensions of sustainability – social, environmental, economic – equally. The UN speaks of the „5 Ps“: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, Partnership. (see UN Document “A/RES/70/1 – Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”).
People, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership are an excellent framework for the editorial presentation of the SDGs and for highlighting their holistic contexts in the Global Goals Yearbook:
But how can the chosen topics be structured? How can appropriate measures be identified? How can corporate best practices be continuously improved?
The well-known Deming circle provides answers: PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) is an internationally recognized four-step management method used in business for the control and continuous improvement of processes and products. PDCA forms the internal structure of the chapters: