30 Sep '15, 9am

Why the SDGs are an opportunity companies can't afford to ignore #GrnBz

The Global Goals for sustainable development were launched Friday, but the opportunity for business is only just starting to be realized. As Beyoncé joined the Citizen Festival in Central Park, messages from Barack Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio were blasted out to a crowd that topped 60,000. It’s easy to forget that the next 15 years will require a massive effort to deliver the goals, not least by companies that are expected to play a central role. Our research suggests that while many organizations have heard about them, few are clear on what business can do in response. That needs to change, because the goals represent a clear business opportunity for all companies. The SDGs are a new, de facto standard for businesses to design, measure and account for their contribution to sustainable development. Many aspects of the SDGs make them different from their predecessors, the M...

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