Bhaskar Chakravorti in The Washington Post – “The UN’s new goals could trigger a burst of innovation in sustainable development”

“The UN’s new goals could trigger a burst of innovation in sustainable development” by Bhaskar Chakravorti

Why, you might ask, should the private sector — with shareholder returns to worry about — get involved in lofty U.N. initiatives? First, the private sector contributes 60 percent of global GDP and 90 percent of the jobs, and may be better positioned to accomplish many of the goals because of better reach and resources. Second, if achieving some of the goals also helps achieve shareholder interests, the U.N. summit could result in a fresh burst of innovation and creative finance.

Read the full op-ed from Dean Chakravorti in The Washington Post

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