All-Inclusive Sustainability? The Sustainable Development Goals at the Antwerp Port Authority: Compact Case

Lars Moratis


Launched in 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent an authorative global agenda to achieve sustainability. Many organizations have been adopting the SDG and linking it to their sustainability strategies. When the Antwerp Port Authority (APA) adopted the SDGs, it initially focused on five out of these 17 goals. After consulting its stakeholders, APA concluded that its initial choice should be replaced by a choice for focusing on the entire set of SDGs. Since 2017, the SDGs constitute the overarching framework for APA’s sustainability strategy. This brief case aims to enable students to explore and reflect on business organizational approaches towards the SDGs.

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