How can the reader use GO FOR IMPACT?

An attractively conceived model and report can have no impact on theirown. To ensure that GO FOR IMPACT does not remain mere lip service andacts as an impulse for business, science, society and the public sector, all ofthe information is openly accessible on the internet and usable.

Business people, who would like to take an effective step forwards inrelation to environmental and social sustainability, can take direction fromthe model and select a point of entry that suits them. Whether they startwith cooperation (INTEGRATE), devote themselves to innovation (INNOVATE) or focus on impact (IMPACT) from the outset depends on their individualstrengths and circumstances. GO FOR IMPACT can act as a source ofinspiration and a starting point for strategy discussions, provide orientationin the development of business models, or be used as a checklist on theroad to sustainability within a company and beyond.

Scientists will find starting points in the model for further research inthe area of resource conservation and sustainability. Science can supportbusiness, society and the public service in conserving resources in a varietyof ways, for example by developing and providing methods and informationfor testing impacts (IMPACT). It can also initiate corresponding activities (INNOVATE) or contribute to facilitating exchange between the differentactors in the protected context of a pilot or demonstration project (INTEGRATE).

Actors from both society in general and non-governmental organisations can challenge the model and monitor whether the targeted effect (IMPACT) actually materialises. At the same time, they are part of the process interms of the focus on cooperation (INTEGRATE) and participate actively inthe discussion about a resource-conserving approach to the economy andconsumption. They play a central role in the development of prototypesand pilot projects (INNOVATE).

The public sector will continue the dialogue about GO FOR IMPACT and take inspiration from the dynamic of the model. The governments, parliamentsand administrations at federal, cantonal and communal levels willensure the establishment of favourable conditions so that it becomespossible to adopt a resource-conserving and socially acceptable approachto the economy and consumption. The authorities contribute their expertiseto the dialogue.

Last modification 11.11.2016

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