“The SDGs provide inspiration for turning today’s risks into possibilities –profit. Sustainable cities, climate-smart agriculture, clean energy, better health for all – these and many other areas demand the innovation and dynamism of the private sector”
Ban Ki-moon, Former – UN Secretary General
“A massive prize awaits business if it successfully ushers in an era of shared prosperity and increased sustainability. Governments and international organizations alone cannot build the future we need. Business is the key to accelerating the transition.”
Mark Malloch-Brown, Chair, Business and Sustainable Development Commission
“Adopting these goals will provide a roadmap for businesses to become more sustainable and will spur the necessary partnerships needed for SDG delivery”
Bob Collymore, CEO, Safaricom Limited
“There is no business case for enduring poverty. We have an opportunity to unlock trillions of dollars through new markets, investments and innovation. But to do so, we must challenge our current practices and address poverty, inequality and environmental challenges..”
Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever
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