The SDG Summit is an event that brings together leaders in business, government, civil society and academia to discuss the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Summit aims to provide a unique platform for governments and businesses to discuss the SDG agenda, learn from each other's experiences, build partnerships and promote action.
At the SDG Summit, participants agree on shared goals and a common pathway to achieve them. They build partnerships, share best practices, and learn from each others’ successes. It is a forum for governments, civil society organizations, businesses, and other stakeholders to come together to strengthen their collective impact in addressing SDG targets.
As part of this process of partnership-building, it's critical to understand what motivates individuals and groups to work together on these issues. The answer may lie in the power of partnerships. For example, there are many ways that individual people can work together to reduce the number of animals raised for food or protect wildlife habitats. But those efforts would be more effective if they were backed up by a broader movement. In other words, they need allies with the ability to mobilize supporters and raise awareness about these issues.
Building a Diverse, Inclusive Society In the United States and around the world, women and ethnic minorities continue to face significant barriers to economic security. Women are underrepresented in leadership positions and earn significantly less than men. Immigrants from countries with low per capita incomes are often the most likely to live in poverty. These groups face additional challenges due to systemic discrimination and institutional barriers to equal access to education and jobs.
A diverse workforce is better able to address the needs of society, especially as technologies like artificial intelligence and automation become more common. Businesses that fail to attract a diverse pool of talent risk losing valuable skills and talent.