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So why aren't business and finance leaders doing much more to combat these troubling trends?Business and finance have arguably benefited the most from the open, rules-based international political and economic order.Many of them including the U.N. Global Compact involve multistakeholder collaboration. In other words, they bring together the private and public sectors, civil society, and other actors to address critical international issues such as the rule of law, global governance, and climate change. Finally, business and finance leaders should triple down on the new global sustainability agenda.Private-sector organizations need to integrate the SDGs into their business and investment strategies, and not only for altruistic reasons. The Business and Sustainable Development Commission previously estimated that companies and investors could unlock at least $12 trillion in market opportunities by 2030 and create up to 380 million jobs by pursuing just a few key SDGs.
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