About the Action Workshops

In cooperation with öbu and Katrin Muff (The Institute for Business Sustainability), we are offering a series of online ‘Action Workshops’ to apply the SDGXCHANGE strategy process together with a group of committed companies.

The goal is to create outside-in business opportunities by integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into the core company strategy with the hands-on strategy tool SDGXCHANGE. As such companies will able to not only generate sustainable business ideas but generate innovative opportunities that while help them thrive despite the current crisis.

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Why should I participate?

Are you looking for business ideas that open up new markets and add value for the environment and society? According to the Better Business Better World Report released by the Business and Sustainable Development Commission, pursuing the Sustainable Development Goals could create trillions in new market opportunities. With SDGXCHANGE organizations of all sizes can tap into this potential. In joining our action workshops, you can benefit from the know-how and feedback of other entrepreneurs and experts in developing your ideas.

Anchoring the UN’s sustainable development goals (SDGs) in the strategy is an opportunity, especially in times of crisis. You can support companies to expand their core competences and capacities to new sales markets and customer segments and thereby make a significant contribution to the achievement of the sustainability goals. Important here is a stringent, co-creative innovation process in cooperation with relevant outsiders – so that in the end the idea works and resources are not wasted unnecessarily.

Instead of elaborately developing and implementing ideas on your own, you have the opportunity to develop ideas together with experts and other entrepreneurs and receive direct feedback from them and the stakeholders who are important for your idea.

What makes SDGXCHANGE uniquely successful?

SDGXCHANGE uses the GRIPS process to provide guidance and support on how to change from an inside-out to an outside-in perspective:

  1. Get started
  2. Reframe
  3. Ideate
  4. Prototype
  5. Share

As such SDGXCHANGE differentiates itself by:

  1. Offering hands-on support and solutions beyond the knowledge dimension.
  2. Addressing and embracing the behavioral change dimension.
  3. Integrating the behavioral change dimension to ensure true transformation.

In the Action Workshops you will be able to get started with us on two steps of the GRIPS process (Get started & Ideate) to get you and your organisation inspired, motivated and into action-mode. Should you then wish to continue with the other steps, we can offer you one-on-one support.

In what ways will my organisation benefit?

By doing two steps of the GRIPS with us in the Action Workshops, your organisation will :

  1. Identify new business opportunities and develop new business models
  2. Create value for the company, the environment and society
  3. Increase employee motivation and energy
  4. Move towards Business Sustainability 3.0

Important Information


Four online workshops for two steps of the GRIPS process (Get started & Ideate) are planned between June and September 2020.


CHF 2’800 for öbu members
CHF 3’600 for non-members

The price requires at least five companies to participate. In the event of fewer companies participating we would have to adjust prices accordingly. In the event of that happening we would inform you in due time.

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For more information on SDGXCHANGE program, click here.