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SDG17: How to partner in pursuit of sustainability

SDG17 calls on businesses and governments to actively partner in order to deliver sustainable development goals, but doing so is easier said than done. There are many parts of SDG 17 - such as the sections on trade rules, aid, and systemic issues - where companies can have only limited influence, given they are squarely

The promise of impact investing in India

Achieving the ambitious sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030 will take an estimated $5 to $7 trillion per year, with a financing gap of $2.5 trillion in developing countries.In India alone, the outsize challenge has been translated into a financing gap of $565 billion. While the country has seen huge progress across the social sectors,

Investing in Poverty Reduction

The tax legislation that US President Donald Trump signed into law last December will dramatically increase inequality and the federal budget deficit. Yet, hidden within it – and within budget legislation enacted in February – are two promising programs for helping state and local governments address the needs of disadvantaged Americans. The new tax law creates generous incentives to

How Public-Private Partnerships Can Tackle Water Scarcity

North Central Texas is one of many drought-prone regions in the U.S. Fortunately, a partnership between two Texas cities and a packaging and hygiene solutions company helps conserve water in this region — and it shows how public-private partnerships can help towns fight water scarcity. Sealed Air’s plant in Iowa Park, Texas, linked up with local