Kenya: UN Sustainable Development Goals are opportunity for business to transform lives of communities, says CEO of KCB Group

Author: Joshua Oigara, KCB Group, on Capital FM (Kenya), Published on: 10 February 2016

"Why Kenyan firms must champion SDGs agenda", 9 Feb 2016

…[T]he SDGs [Sustainable Development Goals] are a set of 17 goals and 169 targets aimed at resolving the social, economic and environmental problems troubling the world…[They] go much further than the MDGs [Millennium Development Goals] in addressing the root causes of poverty and the universal need for development that works for all people…The SDGs do not only present business with duties, they should be seen as a source of great opportunities. Successful implementation of the SDGs will strengthen the environment for doing business and building markets. Even the most responsible companies struggle to thrive in communities marked by instability and conflict, to find skilled labour where adequate education is lacking, or to withstand natural disasters stemming from climate change…As corporates our core responsibility is to do business responsibly and then pursue opportunities to solve societal challenges through business innovation and collaboration…

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