Too much on the table? How businesses should approach the SDGs

    Norine Kennedy, vice president of strategic international engagement, energy and environmental affairs at the U.S. Council for International Business, shares how businesses should approach the sustainable development goals.

    The proposed post-2015 development agenda currently consists of 17 goals and 169 targets. From a business standpoint, how should the private sector make sense of these?

    Devex spoke with Norine Kennedy, vice president of strategic international engagement, energy and environmental affairs at the U.S. Council for International Business, who shared that it helps to look at the goals in terms of what brings innovation, infrastructure, economic empowerment and good governance.

    “The challenge we have in the U.N. right now is we have maybe too much on the table, and that just comes with the subject matter,” Kennedy said.

    Watch the clip above to learn more about how to prioritize the goals and which sectors her organization are looking to invest in.

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      Jacques Jimeno

      Jacques is a former copy editor at Devex’s news production team. Previously, he worked with the Philippine Department of Tourism and the World Wide Fund for Nature.

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