There is no shortage of challenges facing us today: the consequences of climate change, underfunded and aging infrastructure and, ongoing social inequalities are just a few. Where can we find solutions? The private sector is uniquely positioned to affect change in these areas and deliver viable solutions to these “wicked problems.”
With the ability to engage across multiple groups of stakeholders and leverage their partnerships with NGOs, businesses have the power and the resources to push sustainability into reality. And by championing increased engagement of the private sector and entrepreneurs, employing the right investment strategies, and accelerating the adoption of digital technologies, we can indeed change our course for the future. But the time to act is NOW.