How Business Can Contribute to Sustainable Development Goals: SDG Fund Report

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How Business Can Contribute to Sustainable Development Goals: SDG Fund Report

by Vikas Vij
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Monday, January 18, 2016 - 4:00pm

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To harness the expertise of the private sector in the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global development agencies must learn more about companies’ perspectives on creating development initiatives. Companies must be involved into the process from the start, and not at a stage when priorities and projects have already been identified. This will allow companies to play a role beyond that of merely providing resources or financing existing projects.

To achieve this goal, the UNDP established SDG fund, a multi-donor and inter-agency UN mechanism in 2014. The aim of SDG fund is to build multi-stakeholder programs by aligning the efforts of governments, UN agencies, civil society and business on the ground.

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Vikas is a staff writer for the Sustainable Development news and editorial section on Justmeans. He is an MBA with 20 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience and global travel. He is the author of "The Power of Money" (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas is also the official writer for an international social project for developing nations "Decisions for Life" run in collaboration between the ILO, the University of Amsterdam and the Indian Institute of Management.

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