Most people now accept that business has a critical role to play in driving positive social change and attaining the ambitious targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. As the primary framework to connect business strategies and operations with development priorities, companies can leverage the SDGs to capitalize on new business opportunities, create jobs, and make positive and demonstrable social and environmental contributions around the world. But because the business and development worlds seldom operate at the same tempo or with the same goals, corporate leaders must go the extra mile to meaningfully engage with the SDGs.
To understand these dynamics, Devex partnered with Verizon to conduct two complementary surveys: an online survey of over 850 experienced global development professionals and an in-depth interview survey of 30 corporate and development leaders. This report outlines a few practical steps corporate leaders can take to align their companies with the SDGs and accelerate their sustainability and social impact commitments while maintaining profitability.
This Devex special report is produced in partnership with Verizon
To learn more about ways corporate leaders can better contribute to achieving the SDGs, Devex, working with Verizon, asked more than 850 development professionals to weigh in with their opinions and experiences.