Social impact wheel

Review your innovation strategy and find out how your organization is impacting the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals by UN).

What is this for?

The social impact wheel (formerly known as the future impact wheel) helps you identify whether your organization is acting in a socially responsible way.

It enables you to look at your company’s innovation strategy and judge it based on its impact on the 17 SDGs.

Use this tool to find out what you’re doing well (and where you’re on track to have a positive impact), where you can improve, and which impact values are of lower priority. In doing so, you will be able to determine whether your organization is contributing to a better future.

We developed this tool based on existing design criteria from Sustainable Development Goals.

Why? Because we observed a need for companies to consider integrity when formulating innovations.

Innovation strategists need to think about more than just bottom lines and future growth. Not only will taking social responsibility into account protect your company’s reputation going forward, but ensuring your innovations benefit society at large is the only way to be sure that they’re future-proof.

Step-by-step guide

The Social Impact Wheel helps you to assess how your organisation or single projects are impacting the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals by UN). 

Step 1

Use our SDGs Explanatory Cards to get familiar with these goals and their significance. 

Step 2

Use post-its to score your organisation, product or project, based on its impact on each Goal

Step 3

Identify improvement areas and use our ideation tools to get inspired and try to make a change!

An online tool

We have also developed this as an online tool in Miro, that you can copy and use interactively.

When you download the tool, you will receive an email with the Miro board.

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Social impact Wheel

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Fill in this form to get an interactive Miro board tool along with a PDF download of the tool.

Other relevant tools and guides

Social impact explanatory cards

Use these cards to get familiar with the SDG’s and get an initial understanding of how your business challenge could contribute to them.

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