Initial situation

In the past, sustainability and the environment were primarily a risk management or compliance issue. Today, companies have to align their business in such a way that they are fit for the future. How can companies transform today’s challenges into new business opportunities? How can they make a positive contribution to climate change or renewable energies and at the same time generate added value for society, but also for the company itself?

This is where Business Sustainability Today and Action Sustainable Switzerland come in and offer an overview of the possibilities for action per SDG. The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a framework for addressing challenges such as poverty, inequality, climate crisis, environmental degradation, peace and justice by 2030. The SDGs thus provide guidance for companies and consumers, as well as starting points for corporate reorientation.


Business Sustainability Today is intended to be an overarching hub for all sustainability activities in Switzerland. The Sustainable Switzerland campaign aims to inspire companies and decision-makers with portraits of innovative solutions, and to clarify the SDGs with valuable insights from experts on the subject. The aim is to motivate companies to see social challenges as opportunities and to make a contribution to the SDGs with their own company. The aim is to change both awareness and behaviour by demonstrating that sustainability and business success are compatible.


In order to present and classify the numerous activities in Switzerland, the SDGs serve as an orientation framework. With an introductory article for each SDG, the topic is placed in the Swiss context. In addition, we work with various partners to publish solutions, expert opinions and further information per SDG. Clicking on SDGs that have not yet been addressed will take you to the federal government’s information page.