The Trillion Dollar Shift

The Trillion Dollar Shift

By Marga Hoek
Book Description

Over the past 30 years, the world has seen great social improvements. Technology has been developing at an enormous pace and is helping to solve our most pressing social and environmental challenges. Yet, despite this success, our current model of development is still deeply problematic. Natural disasters triggered by climate change have doubled since the 1980s, violence and armed conflict now cost more than 13 percent of GDP, social inequality and youth unemployment is worsening around the world, and climate change threatens the global population with tremendous environmental as well as social problems. Using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as a framework, this book sets out how business and capital now have a real opportunity to help resolve these problems. With clear and plentiful examples and cases of how businesses are making a difference, relevant facts and figures to support the cases, and inspiring and instructional information on how businesses can create sustainable value, this highly readable book is a must-read for businesses (large and small) that wish to genuinely support the delivery of the SDGs. The Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) drive change and offer a narrative and an opportunity to all to speak in one language on sustainability. They provide us with a clear set of targets for 2030. Through following the SDGs, opportunities abound for business and capital to unlock markets which offer endless potential for profit while at the same time working towards the Sustainable Development Goals. This book illustrates for business how to make the much-needed Trillion Dollar Shift.

1st Edition. Winner of the Gold Axiom Business Book Award 2019 in the Philanthropy / Non Profit / Sustainability category.

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Acknowledgements
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Forewords
    • CHAPTER 1 Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: The greatest challenge and biggest opportunity
      • 1.1 The new meaning of Business in society
      • 1.2 The SDGs: the world’s Goals for 2030
      • 1.3 The SDGs: first years of unfolding
    • CHAPTER 2 Business for good: a trillion dollar business case
      • 2.1 The call to business and capital
      • 2.2 The new meaning of growth
      • 2.3 The shared value model
      • 2.4 Unlocking SDG markets and their potential
      • 2.5 A call to all businesses (large, SMEs, Start-ups and scale-ups)
    • CHAPTER 3 ICT and Technology
      • 3.1 ICT, Technology and SDGs
      • 3.2 Responsibility for Tomorrow’s world
      • 3.3 Setting the course comes with a tremendous prize
      • 3.4 The digital divide
      • 3.5 The fourth industrial revolution & ten breakthrough opportunities
    • CHAPTER 4 Capital
      • 4.1 The capital call: the Goals need capital as much as capital needs the Goals
      • 4.2 How private capital can fill the SDG funding gap
      • 4.3 Capital impact on all SDGs
      • 4.4 Shared value opportunities
      • 4.5 We need all finance
    • CHAPTER 5 Cities and Transportation
      • 5.1 SDG 11: Sustainable cities and communities
      • 5.2 Solving the challenges: Cities as catalysts for linking all the goals
      • 5.3 Impact of cities on all SDGs
      • 5.4 Shared value opportunities
      • 5.5 Capital connections and opportunities
      • 5.6 Domains of impact
    • CHAPTER 6 Food and Agriculture
      • 6.1 SDG 2: Zero hunger
      • 6.2 Solving the Challenges: Food and agriculture as the common thread through the Goals
      • 6.3 Impact of food and agriculture on all SDGs
      • 6.4 Shared value opportunities
      • 6.5 Capital investment reaps more than it sows
      • 6.6 Domains of impact
    • CHAPTER 7 Education and Learning
      • 7.1 SDG 4: Quality education
      • 7.2 Solving the Challenges: Education as a fundamental building block for the Goals
      • 7.3 Impact of education and learning on all SDGs
      • 7.4 Shared value opportunities
      • 7.5 Capital and the skills gap
      • 7.6 Domains of impact
    • CHAPTER 8 Health and well-being
      • 8.1 SDG 3: Good health and well-being
      • 8.2 Solving the Challenges: Health and wellbeing as the prerequisite for achieving the Goals
      • 8.3 Impact of health and well-being on all SDGs
      • 8.4 Shared value opportunities
      • 8.5 Capital supports improved health and well-being
      • 8.6 Domains of impact
    • CHAPTER 9 Energy & resources
      • 9.1 SDG 13: Climate action
      • 9.2 Solving the Challenges: Energy and resources as the fuel for Climate action
      • 9.3 Impact of energy and resources on all SDGs
      • 9.4 Shared value opportunities
      • 9.5 Capital investments as a source of power
      • 9.6 Domains of impact
    • CHAPTER 10 Scaling up: Global Goals; Global Scale; Global Good
      • 10.1 Scaling up business for good
      • 10.2 Leadership for the Goals
      • 10.3 Fair Pricing, Fair Tax: The Reality Check
      • 10.4 The Next Generation of Leaders: Educating and Supporting The Millennials and Beyond
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