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Check out this week’s content below. We hope you find it informative and inspirational.
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You may or may not be aware that the U.N. backed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) officially launched last week. These are 17 global social, environmental, and economic goals to be reached by 2030. And of course they are quite ambitious. This article discusses why the SDGs are an opportunity companies can’t afford to ignore.
Cities and urban areas will account for most of the world’s net population growth over the next two decades,with 1.4 million people being added to urban areas each week. This is the equivalent to the population of cities such as Leeds in the U.K. or San Diego in the U.S. “Businesses have a big role to play in helping their cities and communities become more conscious and sustainable throughout and after this influx.
It’s Just Good Business: The Emergence of Conscious Capitalism & the Practice of Working for Good. Jeff Klein provides a quick yet informative intro to Conscious Capitalism. For those of us that are more visual, there are lots of great graphics and quotes too!
“I’m late to realizing that it’s you guys, it’s the private sector, it’s commerce that’s going to take the majority of people out of extreme poverty and, as an activist, I almost found that hard to say,” ~ Bono. YES, Bono, recently said this at the U.N. Private Sector Forum in September.
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