The sustainability Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats analysis (sSWOT) is designed to help drive action and collaboration on environmental challenges, creating business risks and opportunities. sSWOT helps individuals engage and motivate colleagues—particularly those with limited knowledge of environmental issues or corporate sustainability.

Use this guide to work across internal departments—as well as with suppliers, customers or other stakeholders—on strategies to create and sustain long-term value.

Executive Summary

In partnership with companies in WRI’s Next Practice Collaborative, through workshops, road tests, and interviews with dozens of companies and sustainability experts, WRI has put a new twist on the familiar SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis.

The infographic below conveys our new sustainability SWOT (sSWOT) guide.