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Success Toolkit

Contact us to enquire about licensing the SDG Success Toolkit.

Our toolkit supports companies to create a 200-400% better impact return across the SDGs, and a stronger competitive edge.

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Finally, a tool to help identify effective impact initiatives. The imperative to make a positive impact and deliver profits may seem paradoxical, but it is possible.  Melanie has solved this with her simple, easy-to-adopt methodology to help businesses create powerful social and environmental impact strategies.

Mark Fallows,
Founder Fabrica Collective &The Impossible Network,
Unites States

Research shows that purpose driven companies grow three times faster than their peers, experience increased productivity, brand value, and resilience.

But, having ESG policies, sustainability practices, or even BCorp certification does not necessarily lead to improved growth, productivity, or brand value. Nor does it necessarily help to make a lasting difference to our key global issues. It depends very much on how effectively you make a difference and how progressive your impact strategy is.

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Benefit from thought-leading tools and insights to create the best outcomes.

Enable your clients to:

  • Be inspired by global best practices across the SDG landscape.

  • Develop a roadmap for a 200-400% better return than most.

  • Improve growth, productivity, and brand value.

  • Develop a strong impact business case.

  • Develop impact metrics that matter.

  • Communicate impact authentically & powerfully.

Our thought-leading framework is based on 20 years of experience, and research awarded the Adam Smith Prize for PhD Excellence, nominated by the Social Innovation Centre at Cambridge University. 


The tool has been developed by Melanie van de Velde, Founder of Big Tree Global. Melanie has run an impact business for young women without an education in a Nairobi slum. She managed Asia Pacific markets at a multi-billion dollar tech company. And she’s worked in senior management at IT start-ups. Aside from a PhD, Melanie holds an MBA with Distinction and an MSc in Industrial Engineering.


Dr van de Velde is author of LEAD LIKE A GENIUS: How to outgrow the competition & transform our world.

Way more insightful than what you get elsewhere.


Jamie Davidson,
Director Johnston Carmichael,

I came home bouncing after the sessions. The UN SDGs used to feel overwhelming. Now they feel comfortable and I can't wait to tackle them.
Merlijn Mazairac,
Founder The Rookie Minds,
The Netherlands
Melanie's IMPACT Wheel is a great tool we will be using for all projects in the future. I also loved the case studies from around the world to trigger further ideas of what we can do here.
Daniela Jimenez Chavez,
Head of Sustainability Menorca Inversiones,

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The exercises forced us to make our vision more concrete and to turn this step by step into an effective plan.

Jules Prick,
Co-Founder Koos Service Design,
The Netherlands

What I like the most is the IMPACT Wheel. Because with the IMPACT Wheel it all comes together. 

It is a really good structured way to see what you can do in your business.

Gert Eilander,
CEO Multiweld & Impact Chair Entrepreneurship Organisation
Exceptional. The clear vision and plan we are now taking forward, I couldn't have done it without it. I highly recommend it.
Rebecca Thomson,
Group Sustainability Manager Kepak Group,
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