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Private Sector ‘Central’ To Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

Huffington Post: Business Needs Sustainable Development Goals, Too
Arancha González, executive director of the International Trade Centre

“…Small and medium-sized enterprises will be central to achieving the inclusive economic growth promised by the post-2015 development agenda. … The development financing challenge has been described as the need to go from billions in traditional donor assistance to the trillions needed to end poverty and tackle climate change. This can’t happen without the private sector. … [At the Third International Financing for Development conference in] Addis Ababa this week, and [at the U.N. development and climate conferences] in New York and Paris later this year, governments and international agencies need to build bridges with business. And business needs to respond in kind: its bottom line will depend on it” (7/15).