The business case for supporting the SDGs is incredibly compelling. It has been reported that as much as $12trn and 380 million jobs could be generated by 2030 if the SDGs are placed at the heart of global economic strategies.
The urgency to attract the so-called ‘trillions’ is high on the agenda. Edge concepts and technologies such as Green bonds, Innovation labs, Blockchain, Solar currency, Behavioural experimentation, Alternative finance are emerging as pointers of an uncharted territory.
These – and more – have crept into the SDGs international community vocabulary and have the potential to change the nature of development and humanitarian work. Furthermore, they open new possibilities for addressing the pace of the implementation of the SDGs.