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“The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a fundamental shift in thinking in international development, recognising the interconnectedness of prosperous business, a thriving society and a healthy environment.
The Agenda names all three sectors as key development actors and requires an unprecedented level of cooperation and collaboration among civil society, business, government, NGOs, foundations, academia and others for its achievement. In other words, the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs are the result of – and a call for – a new collaborative way of working.
The 2030 Agenda sends a powerful signal that old ways of thinking and working – often tackling symptoms rather than root causes and focusing narrowly on single-issue goals – simply do not deliver the fundamental shifts our planet requires: for countries to deliver a sufficiently high quality of life to all their citizens, while operating within sustainable natural resource limits. No country is currently able to achieve this.”