Private Sector Investment Critical To Achieving SDGs

Huffington Post: Let’s Make Global Goals Local Business
Lise Kingo, executive director of the United Nations Global Compact

“…[T]he [Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)] not only identify where we have to be in 2030 to create a sustainable world which leaves nobody behind, but they also outline new opportunities for companies all over the world. … [Achieving the SDGs] will only be possible if we build alliances and partnerships between businesses and all relevant stakeholders to demonstrate the huge potential of a values-driven market approach. It is all about connecting the best ideas and people, co-creating new solutions and communicating them to the world. That’s why we launched our Making Global Goals Local Business campaign, which will be the priority for our organization over the next five years. … The opportunities are huge, but time is short. We urge businesses worldwide to embark on this journey to 2030. We need pioneering corporate leaders and entrepreneurs who can build the sustainable societies of tomorrow — and we need them now…” (6/22).