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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