Key Takeaways

What Business Needs To Know About The Sustainable Development Impact Summit

What Business Needs To Know About The Sustainable Development Impact Summit

The role of technology in meeting the Global Goals was a key theme at The World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit Sept. 21-24. Jennifer L. Schenker, The Innovator’s Editor-In Chief, moderated two panel discussions around that theme: one on innovation in infrastructure and another entitled Harnessing Technology To Meet The Global Goals with Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), New York, Simon Segars, CEO of Arm Technologies and 2030 Vision, a program that aims to fast-track progress on the Global Goals through Fourth Industrial Revolution technology. Mokgweetsi Masisi, President of Botswana and Jacquelline Fuller, CEO of Google.org. The conference emphasized the need for corporates to take more responsibility in helping meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and look beyond sustainability as merely a cost-center or compliance issue and see global challenges as a source for innovation, opportunity and growth.Read on to get the key takeaways from the conference .

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.