Concordia Summit: The Private Sector's Role in Achieving the SDGs

PeaceTech Lab Vice President Nancy Payne joined representatives from the U.S. Department of State Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships, USAID Global Development Lab, the U.S. Council for International Business, and Concordia to co-host a roundtable discussion on "The Private Sector's Role in Achieving the SDGs."

While government has been successful in outlining a visionary mission for global development, businesses have the unique ability to bridge the capacity gap to reach the impact and scale necessary to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Partnership between the public and private sectors, at both global and national levels, is vital to creating an effective strategy and successfully implementing it to achieve these goals. This session brought together presidents, chief executives, and investors from across industries in a high-level working group to examine businesses’ role in providing technical know-how and fostering the spirit of innovation to fulfill the goals outlined by the United Nations.