GSA SDG Summit
2030 Agenda is a plan of action for people, planet, and prosperity. It seeks to strengthen economies and address global challenges, which is an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. Sustained and inclusive economic growth especially among the least developed and developing nations can lead to new and better employment opportunities and provide greater economic security for all.
The 17 SDG goals and 169 targets offer us an integrated perspective to combat the global crisis, economic recovery, and development. With less than 10 years left to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is more important than ever for the global community to mobilise for accelerated action. Delivering the SDGs in less than a decade will demand ambition, decisiveness, and a sense of urgency.
Businesses have a major role to play in recalibrating to an economic system that supports sustainable growth and profits. We must set ambitious goals, measure ourselves differently, account for our actions and collaborate across organizations, industries, and regions.
We all understand the key role the government and business can make to implement decisions that can have a real and lasting impact on society and the environment, for the better or the worse, and across the short and long term. Both are bringing concerted efforts to align their strategies and sustainability efforts to best prepare for any future black swan events.
Responsible investments by businesses through the allocation of capital on sustainable equipment and other assets like green technology, will ensure long-term “good” and inclusive and sustainable growth.