“The corporate sector is at risk of betraying both people and planet if it fails to engage in the political process behind the development of theSustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
This is the hidden message behind a clarion call from the B Team, including Unilever CEO Paul Polman, Sir Richard Branson and Kering CEO François-Henri Pinault, ahead of this week’s World Economic Forum in Davos.
Many progressive business leaders privately share a deepening concern that the SDGs will follow the disastrous global climate negotiations and get mired in political squabbling.
Polman is particularly aware of the dangers, having been part of the UN’s high-level panel, which was asked to come up with a “bold and practical” vision for what should follow the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) when they end in 2015.”
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