Tuesday, September 4, 2018
SDGs, Foreign Ministries and the Art of Partnering with the Private Sector
SDGs, Foreign Ministries and the Art of Partnering with the Private Sector: Government policies supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and sustainability criteria, as well as commercial goals, aim at an enabling multi‐actor environment. However, they do not prevent friction, lack of mutual understanding and cultural clashes with the private sector. We argue that this relational issue is a considerable and relatively neglected concern, albeit readily recognized by practitioners, and is potentially obstructing the achievement of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. It also deserves more scholarly attention.