UN Special Adviser explains why Sustainable Development Goals matter for business

Author: Joel Makower, GreenBiz (USA), Published on: 10 September 2015

"Amina Mohammed: Why the Sustainable Development Goals matter for business", 8 Sep 2015

Later this month, the member countries of the United Nations will formally adopt the Sustainable Development Goals [SDGs], a set of targets relating to future international development…In the run-up to the formal enactment…I spoke with Amina J. Mohammed, the Nigerian-born Special Adviser to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Post-2015 Development Planning…[W]e discussed her perspective on the private sector — the role of the business community in ensuring the success of the SDGs…Today, we speak of the health goals in terms of HIV/AIDs, malaria and TB, with some really good progress made because we were able to find a way to partner with business, drive prices of vaccines down, and really get this more accessible to people in need…[M]any companies have come to the table…I'd like to think that we could scale that up and that businesses at the multinational level would begin to have this conversation with local businesses so that you are really talking about the whole community of business and the private sector…[Refers to Coca-Cola, IKEA, Unilever, Volvo Group]

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Related companies: Coca-Cola IKEA Unilever Volvo Group