Towards a sustainable economy

26th September 2017

CISL and its recently formed Rewiring the Economy Inquiry Group published its latest report ‘Towards a sustainable economy', to identify new business approaches that can drive progress towards the SDGs.

The findings of the report suggest that a “science-based perspective” and a willingness to map against “inconvenient versions of the future” are essential in unlocking new mindsets to help alleviate some of humanity’s biggest issues.

The SDGs represent a global strategy for achieving economic growth that is consistent with the planet’s carrying capacity, society’s basic needs and priorities, and the capabilities and stability of the economy. Achieving them will be both a unique opportunity and a profound challenge.

To maximise the chances of delivering the SDGs eff ectively and effi ciently by 2030, a compelling business narrative and a systemic approach are required to help shift current thinking about economic progress towards models that deliver sustainable development. Without this shift, business commitment is unlikely to be sustained and rewarded with commercial success.

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