Insights

Thought-provoking comment from us and our network on sustainable development and the Global Goals, transforming commodity value-chains, global poverty and inclusive business. Thanks to all our contributors.

How Can Technology Change the World for All of Us?

By Ava MiIler, Head of Technology Innovation. In their heyday, tech companies heralded a new optimism of advancement, democratising society, of making life better for everyone. Yet now that sense of purpose has been lost and needs to be rediscovered to help tackle today's global problems.

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An Earth Day Guide To Action Through Impact Investing

​Guest post by Rehana Nathoo, VP of Social Innovation​ at Case Foundation. As the field of impact investing grows, it is becoming an increasingly important lever in driving environmental action.

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Accelerating Action: The Need for Next Generation Water Targets

Guest post by Suzanne Zweben​, Senior Private Sector Advisor at Oxfam America. Transformational change is needed in water stewardship efforts over corporate supply chains. These efforts must be backed by science, but we cannot wait until the methodology is perfect before we act.

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Leveraging the SDGs to Grow Markets and Drive Development

​Guest post by Natalie Africa, Senior Director of Private Sector Engagement, UN Foundation. We undoubtedly need business engagement to achieve the SDGs, and a new report outlines how the SDGs are an enormous business opportunity worth $12tn which can create 380m jobs.

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Women’s Economic Empowerment: A Global Obligation and Opportunity

Guest post by Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the UN Foundation. Women's economic empowerment is necessary for advancing sustainable development and the Global Goals.

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Peace Is Possible… If We Remember 4 Lessons

Guest post by Harriet Lamb, CEO of International Alert. Peace was expanding for 30 years, but now violence is on the rise again. As the world marks International Women’s Day, what lessons are there?​

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Companies Can Now Spot Deforestation in their Palm Oil Supply Chains Before it Happens

​This is a guest post by Sarah Lake at Global Canopy Programme and Octavia Payne at World Resources Institute. Global Forest Watch’s new PALM Risk Tool illuminates points in companies’ palm oil supply chains that are most at risk to deforestation.

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