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Sustainable micro partner journeys

Sustainable business practices or micro journeys are implemented by micro-level actors that employ or contract other businesses as well as individuals and households, and offer services and sell products to them. They do this in accordance with sector practices agreed between sector federations and macro-level actors. The latter being responsible for Sustainable landscape, #MacroJourneys and #WWlgu.

Micro partner journeys: learn and debate using #isicWW !

Businesses in the same sector must compete on a level playing field, that becomes gradually more sustainable - the Sector journeys - #isicWW & #cofogWW.

Businesses and other organisations are invited to use the #isicWW hashtags to share or learn pre- and post-competitive content that is shaping their sector in its journey towards the sustainable development goals.

See Economic activities (#isic & #b4sdgs) for hashtags for the world's economic activities, ranging from agriculture and fishing to the manufacture of air and spacecraft.

There are global sector hashtags such as #isic0112 - Growing of rice, and national sector hashtags such as #isic0112PH for growing of rice in the Philippines (PH).


The actors at the micro-level are organisations of different kinds, such as companies, schools, medical centers, associations and public agencies.

These micro-level actors (and roles) are included in the Actor Atlas:

A key characteristics of these actors is their specialisation. Each actor repetitively and efficiently performs a (small) number of sequential or parallel tasks.

Companies moreover mutually compete, develop new products and services, improve their efficiency and innovate.

Both their operations and innovations involve an increasing number of information exchanges, for which content solutions and software applications have been created.

The paper on VAT Compliance in ERP systems illustrates how companies could efficiently deal with regulation changes in their markets in the case where those regulations are provided as systematized knowledge commons.


For profit and non-profit private sector organisations have become an important sector of society.

For multilingual (24 languages) practical information and online government services for companies (looking for business in another EU country) see the business branch of (provided jointly by the European Commission and national authorities in 24 languages).

Micro-level Classifications

Micro-level actors are specialized in a certain activity, e.g. the production or sales of certain products or services. Micro-level actors typically compete with their peers.

The following classifications are relevant.


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