Sustainable Innovation Measurement framework

Our Commitment to Meaningfully Connecting Sustainability and Innovation

RELX sustainability and innovation

Pioneering to support the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Our parent company, RELX, is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC). Its 10 principles related to labor, human rights, environment, and anti-corruption, are dedicated to advancing the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all people by 2030.

In 2017, RELX created the free SDG Resource Centre in to advance awareness, knowledge and implementation of the goals, with over 130,000 users in 2021. They have made over 1,000 journal articles and book chapters free to access.

We are serious about promoting sustainable innovation

With the world facing crises like pandemics and natural disasters causing mounting damage, our organization has highlighted the link between sustainability and innovation as one of our foremost initiatives.

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Bringing clarity to the intersection of sustainability and innovation

In 2021, we developed a revolutionary way to make sustainable-focused innovation identifiable, searchable, and trackable by mapping the global patent system to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

By introducing the LexisNexis® PatentSight® SDG mapping, we were the first provider to meet the growing demand from companies for an unbiased sustainability measure, bringing clarity to innovation and inspiring urgent action to meet the planet’s challenges. 

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Supporting the Rule of Law

As an active contributor at the United Nations Rule of Law Steering Committee, LexisNexis helped set the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in motion. Our LexisNexis CEO, Mike Walsh, was honored by the UN Foundation with the Leadership Award for “being a chief executive who leads in a socially responsible way, deploying the resources of LexisNexis to make real change.” His Rule of Law initiative has raised awareness on the importance of law for business, the economy, and promoting peace and prosperity.

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Mapping Innovations: Patents and the Sustainable Development Goals

A new patent trend report from WIPO, utilizing data from LexisNexis® PatentSight+, reveals who is at the forefront in supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals by focusing on sustainability and innovation.

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Decoding the Patent Language for Global Sustainability

In this episode of the “World We Want” podcast, Márcia Balisciano interviews Marco Richter, Global Head of Customer Success, LexisNexis Intellectual Property Solutions. They discuss how businesses and policymakers can leverage intellectual property (IP) frameworks to promote environment-friendly technologies and practices.


Patents In Decarbonization

Gain invaluable insights
into sustainability and innovation

Conduct objective patent analyses into the cross-section of sustainability and innovation against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) using LexisNexis® PatentSight+®.

Resources on Sustainability and Innovation

Get more information about the business of sustainability and learn more about the PatentSight SDG mapping.

Calling for Action: How to Track and Measure Sustainable Innovation and Investments

An unprecedented analysis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals by LexisNexis® PatentSight® enables us to measure sustainable innovation.

5 Advantages of Mapping Patents to the UN Sustainable Development Goals 

Mapping patents to the UN Sustainable Development Goals allows businesses to objectively measure progress, and much more.

Who Is Developing Sustainable Technologies?

We tapped into the global patent data housed in LexisNexis® PatentSight® for an unprecedented worldwide view into sustainable technologies.

SDGs vs ESGs: What is the Better Measure of Sustainability?

UN Sustainable Development Goals versus Environmental, Social, and Governance ratings—which is the the best measure of sustainability?