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Global Opportunity Explorer

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Welcome to the world’s largest collection of vetted and verified sustainable solutions. New solutions are added every day.

You can either search for sustainable alternatives, browse what’s trending or learn what is happening in new markets. We also invite you to submit your own solutions to be vetted by our network of leading experts (it’s free).

Rooted in over five years of research involving 18,000 business leaders and 17 expert panels, the Explorer guides you through hundreds of sustainable solutions and market opportunities which address the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

The Global Opportunity Explorer is a joint project of Sustainia, DNV GL and the UN Global Compact, created on the conviction that the SDGs offer a myriad of business opportunities with great value to companies, society and the environment. Aside from mapping a world of cutting-edge innovation and new markets, the Explorer aims to help business leaders, entrepreneurs and investors connect with new partners, projects and markets to foster more partnerships for the SDGs and a greener and fairer world by 2030.

The Global Opportunity Explorer also showcases 300 of the most innovative urban climate solutions from cities around the world. The solutions are included in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of the Cities100 reports – a collaboration between C40, Realdania and Sustainia.

Cities100 shows how cities are using climate action to future-proof against challenges such as extreme weather, air pollution and growing populations in areas including transportation, waste, energy, mitigation and adaptation.

The first academic institution joined The Global Opportunity Explorer in 2018. BI Norwegian Business School has taken a massive step forward in becoming the world’s leading business school within sustainable business. BI has integrated the platform in its work on sustainable business, and now paves the way for other ambitious universities, business schools, and learning institutions across the globe by bridging the gap between “the knowing and the doing” within sustainability.


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