Great discussion, which I've just been catching up on!
I agree with some of the earlier comments about businesses needing more tools and resources to help us figure out what implementation of/alignment w/the SDGs looks like.
There have a been a small handful of great publications on biz and the SDGs which have been my go-to's for the last several months, but - being in the middle of a sustainability strategy review, where we're aiming to align with the SDGs - it still feels a little bit like navigating in a sea of darkness.
It is important that the SDGs become an action agenda for business, and not an organizing framework. That means going beyond looking at how companies already support SDG goals through existing initiatives and practices (an important first step, but not enough) to, as others have noted here, re-thinking business strategies, practices, models, etc. Speaking from experience, this is where the process 'SDG alignment' process becomes slower, murkier and more challenging to push forward, and where more support in the way of tools, publications and convening platforms would be extremely helpful as we move forward on this journey together!