The private sector has played a bigger part in the forming of the sustainable development goals but now the attention turns to the role of business in their implementation and how companies will view those goals.
Companies look at the SDGs as a new market, as a series of new business opportunities, rather than just the purview of charity work or the aid community, Mark Kramer, co-founder and managing director of FSG, said in a recent interview with Devex Impact Associate Editor Adva Saldinger.
And companies are taking notice — GlaxoSmithKline, Anglo American and Coca-Cola are all looking at how they can integrate SDGs into planning and identify the specific goals where they can best contribute.
To learn more about these companies’ strategies and how they view the role of the SDGs for their businesses, watch the video above.
As a Devex Impact associate editor, Adva leads coverage of the intersection of business and international development. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, she enjoys exploring the role the private sector and private capital play in development. Previously, she has worked as a reporter at newspapers in both the U.S. and South Africa. Most recently, she has been ghostwriting a memoir for a former child slave and NGO founder in Ghana.
Subscribe to Devex Newswire
Top international development headlines emailed to you every day