Sustainability has been described as “that which uplifts all.”  The movement to build a better world through sustainable development is exemplified by the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives and reporting,  and the Circular Economy.


“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” United Nations

Organizations across the world are building strategies to address the UN Sustainability Goals and ESG initiatives.  The Culture Sustainability Report offers a clear lens into how cultural values can support or hinder these ambitions and supports the actions to improve success. 


Simple Framework of the 5P’s

Understand how the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals are aligned with the 5 P’s: People, Partnership, Prosperity, Planet and Peace.

Align Personal and Culture Values to Sustainability

See how the personal values of your people and leaders align to the 5 P’s and your organizational culture and strategic sustainability goals.

Strengths and Areas for Development

Key insights from the Value Distribution Chart include current strengths and opportunities as well gaps or blind spots.  The Top Values Chart tells you what is and is not working.  It provides a straight-forward view of the most often selected values for Personal, Current and Desired Culture displayed within the 5P’s.

See a snapshot of key challenges using the Cultural Entropy Chart, which plots all potentially limiting values selected by your respondents according to percentage of votes given to each of the 5 P categories.

Strengthen your ability to achieve your Sustainability Goals

Use the report insights together with dialogue to discern your next steps on the journey towards your sustainability strategy.  

To learn more about the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, ESG, Values and this report, please watch this video.

Watch our most recent webinar where we discuss how this new report can offer a lens into how cultural values can support your Sustainability Goals.


Benefits of the Culture Sustainability Report

  • Link your organization’s purpose to the value created across societal, environmental and economic dimensions.
  • Clearly articulate to stakeholders how you are contributing to specific sustainable development targets.
  • Strengthen your organizational culture to support your sustainability goals.

Key Features

  • Simplicity – The 5 P’s are an easy framework to understand and communicate the connection between organization values, culture and the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals 
  • Extension of Culture Development – Create more value for your organization by extending your journey in Culture and Values to your sustainability ambitions



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We wish to Acknowledge the UN and Wayne Visser for 5Ps of Sustainable Development and John Elkington for the definition of Sustainability.

We are grateful to Wendy van Tol and Femke Helgers at PwC for their encouragement, support and cooperation in this development.