SDG barometer 2020

Louvain-La-Neuve, Mons

Belgian SDG barometer 2020

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were launched in 2015. In 2018, the Antwerp Management School, the University of Antwerp and UCLouvain took the initiative to develop the first SDG Barometer to measure the adoption of the SDGs in Belgium, with the support of the Federal Institute for Sustainable Development (IFDD).

But what about the integration of the SDGs in Belgian organizations today? Do awareness and implementation initiatives help achieve the SDGs? And how did organizations progress compared with 2 years ago?

The results of this 2020 SDG barometer has just been presented this October 29th during the SDG forums 2020.

SDG awareness in Belgium continues to rise.

  • Nearly all organizations (98%) pay at least some attention to sustainability. Compared with the SDG Barometer 2018, a considerably smaller percentage of organizations now appears unaware of the SDGs (9%).
  • The most important driving forces for adopting SDGs appear to be complying with societal expectations, reducing social and environmental risks, and showing respect for the communities in which organizations operate.
  • Different types of organizations perceive different SDGs as important. Companies perceive SDG 8 (Decent work and economic growth), SDG 3 (Good health and well-being), and SDG 9 (Industry, innovation, and infrastructure) as the most relevant. Both companies and governments deem SDG 2 (Zero hunger) the least relevant SDG. SDG 14 (Life below water) is at the bottom for all types of organizations when it comes to relevance.


To know more about the results of this barometer, please read the full report.

In cooperation with:

Antwerp Management School, Universiteit Antwerpen, UCLouvain, FIDO/IFDD, Alifucam, Alumni UCLouvain, AWEX, CAP Innove, CAP Construction, CCI Wallonie, CCI WAPI, CCI Luxembourg Belge, CIFAL Flanders, Cluster Eco-construction de Wallonie, Cluster Infopole, EPHEC, essenscia, Febelfin, Fevia, GreenWin, Hainaut développement, HEC Liège, HELMO, ICHEC, IDELUX, INNOVATECH, Logistics in Wallonia, MVO Vlaanderen, Plastiwin, Province du Hainaut, Réseau entreprendre Wallonie, Skywin, SDSN Belgium, Service Public de Wallonie, Solvay Business School, SPI, Susanova, The Shift, Tweed, UCM, ULB, UMons, UNamur, Union des Villes et Communes de Wallonie, UWE, VBO-FEB, Voka, VVSG, Wagralim, Wallonia Clusters