Join a unique and diverse Belgian network of companies and non-profit organisations that share the same ambition to co-create added value for society.

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Let yourself be inspired by the UN Sustainable Development Goals and map your societal ambitions for the coming years.



Map your ambitions


Develop, together with our members and partners, innovative business models and societal projects to help solve the biggest challenges for our society.

Take action

The Shift is the Belgian contact for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and UN Global Compact (UNGC). We bring together over 460 organisations from a variety of different sectors:

  • private companies
  • NGOs
  • academic institutions
  • government bodies
  • other important players in Belgium

Together with our members and partner organisations, we aim to develop innovative solutions to deal with the biggest challenges faced by our planet, our population and our prosperity.

Joining forces

The Shift was founded in June 2015 by the former sustainability networks KAURI and Business & Society Belgium. The same year, ARGUS (KBC and Cera’s former consultation platform for environmental matters) and the Global Compact Network Belgium (GCNB – the national contact for UN Global Compact) also joined forces with this brand new but experienced sustainability platform.

Common framework of the SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations are the common framework that binds, engages and motivates our members to action. We join forces with both national and international partners to facilitate the implementation of the SDGs.