Since the announcement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015, the SDG discourse has become mainstream. The business sector is an especially relevant audience for those promoting a global commitment to achieve the SDGs, mainly because they, through some of the stated goals, talk directly to business and its performance (e.g., SDG 8, “Decent work…Continue Reading “How Can Inclusive Business Advance the SDGs?”

Post-conflict Colombia: A Crucial Time to Re-evaluate the Role of Inclusive Business

Colombia has been engaged in an internal armed conflict for more than 50 years. In September 2012, peace talks began between the national government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) in Havana, Cuba. This process has sought to put an end to the conflict and to lay the foundations for building a stable…Continue Reading “Post-conflict Colombia: A Crucial Time to Re-evaluate the Role of Inclusive Business”

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) included in the Global Development Agenda are an important milestone for Colombia, for at least two reasons. The first is that Colombia had conceptualized and promoted the idea of the SDGs back in 2011, in the framework of conversations regarding Rio+20 and the post-2015 development agenda. The second is…Continue Reading “The Sustainable Development Goals and Inclusive Business: Considerations from the case of Colombia”