Why businesses are striving for multiple U.N. Global Goals

In 2000, the United Nations passed the Millenium Development Goals, eight goals to improve the lives of people in developing nations. In 2014, the U.N. expanded them into the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), interconnected global goals to eliminate the world’s most pressing problems from hunger to gender equality. “The SDGs are the greatest gift the U.N. has given to the world,” said Peter Bakker, president of the World Business Council and U.N. World Food Program ambassador against hunger.