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Integrating the SDGs into municipality sustainability reporting : a case study at the municipality of Rheden

Walraven, B.G.H.M. (2020) Integrating the SDGs into municipality sustainability reporting : a case study at the municipality of Rheden.

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Abstract:United Nations, 2015, the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2020, by following the national guidelines to integrate the SDGs into Municipality practices, the Municipality of Rheden wants to integrate the SDGs in their program budget and performance reporting. This case study contributes to that challenge. Qualitative research by use of the Grounded Theory has been executed on linking the program budget from the Municipality of Rheden of 2020 to the SDGs. By literature study, sustainability reporting has been found to be a relevant tool for contributing to the SDGs. A report analysis took place on recommendation from the study of Niemann (2015) on relevant guidelines and indicators of leading reporting institutions. From the findings of both the qualitative research, as well as the report analysis, a framework as guide for integrating the SDGs in the program budget and performance reporting approach of the Municipality of Rheden was designed. In addition, a framework from practice was developed, with examples for use for the Municipality. Suggestions for future research are to broaden the scope of this study, and eventually design a framework as guide to integrate the SDGs in reporting accessible and usable for all Municipalities (of the Netherlands).
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/81729
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