Scaling Up Business Impact on the SDGs

By Izumi Ohno, Kenichi Konya, Hiroaki Shiga, Franklin Murillo, and Estefania Charvet

Abstract

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires redefining the purpose of business and scaling up their impact. However, there are challenges such as the gap between good intentions and real actions; conflict between the current economic system and SDG thinking; limited understanding of how business is embedded in society; and capacity constraints in developing countries to take full advantage of emerging.