This tool is an MS Excel spreadsheet with User’s guide applicable for sustainability assessment of projects, strategies, programs and policies. Designed for use by teams including stakeholders, the tool covers six dimensions of sustainability (Cultural, Economic, Environmental, Ethical, Governance, Social). It automatically compiles information, generates graphs and tables to support decision-making, assists in setting goals and indicators, priorities and follow-up. The tool was developed in 1991 and has been applied in numerous countries (developed, emergent and developing). The 2016 edition covers the 17 SDGs. The tool and user’s guide can be downloaded without charge. Training is available on demand. This tool is connected with an SDG targets priority tool and Sustainability governance report sheet for Systemic Sustainability Assessment.
The evaluation can be performed with a minimum of three and with no maximum number of participants, as long as individual groups do not exceed eight persons. Stakeholders must be involved in the weighting step and can participate through the whole process, but trained analysts insure a better performance if they act as team leaders and final analysts for the assessment report.
MS Excel Spreadsheet
VILLENEUVE, C., RIFFON, O., TREMBLAY, D, Chaire en éco-conseil, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Organisation international de la Francophonie (Institut du développement durable de la Francophonie)
Claude Villeneuve, Professeur Titulaire
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi, Chaire en éco-conseil
Tool - English Version (English)
Guide - English Version - - How to realise a sustainable development analysis? Chair on Eco-advising evaluation grid: User’s guide (English)
Tool - French Version (French)
Guide - French Version - Comment réaliser une analyse de développement durable? Guide d’utilisation de la Grille d’analyse de développement durable (French)