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17 Big Bets for a Better World (Paperback)

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The adoption of the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals was a landmark for the global community and our global sustainability. Now, one year after the initiation of the goals’, it is time to really start thinking about implementing and realizing the new global agenda. And it already obvious that traditional thinking will not suffice. To reach the new global goals by 2030, there is a pressing need to think creatively and innovatively. The annual investment gap amounts to US $2.5 trillion and the shortcoming of sufficient funding requires smart solutions, leverage of private sector capital and inclusion of civil society in new ways. The idea behind this book is to allow some of the world’s most renowned thought-leaders to provide their perspectives on how we collectively reach the global goals. From an artist and a Michelin-chef to a bank president and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, this book presents innovative, bold, and credible solutions to the challenges we face as humanity.

Contributors include:

Julia Gillard: Australia’s 27th Prime Minister between 2010 and 2013

Nandan Nilekani & Varad Pande: Nandan Nilekani is Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India. Varad Pande is Partner and Co-Lead of Financial Inclusion at Dalberg.

Dan Barber: Chef of Blue Hill, a restaurant in Manhattan’s West Village.

Ashish J. Thakkar & James I. Mwangi: Ashish J. Thakkar founded his first business in 1996 at the age of 15. James I. Mwangi is Executive Director of the Dalberg Group.

Angel Gurría: Secretary-General of the OECD since June 2006.

Fabiola Gianotti: The first female Director-General of CERN.

Mogens Lykketoft: President of the UN General Assembly’s 70th session, running from September 2015 to September 2016

Jamie Drummond: Co-founder of ONE, a global pressure group which fights against the injustice of extreme poverty.

Jacqueline Novogratz: Founded and directed the Philanthropy Workshop and the Next Generation Leadership programs at the Rockefeller Foundation.

Kailash Satyarthi: Nobel Peace Laureate and founder of Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation

Luis Alberto Moreno: President of Inter-American Development Bank and served as Colombia’s Ambassador to the United States for seven years.

Annie Leonard & Daniel Mittler: Annie Leonard is the Executive Director of Greenpeace USA. Daniel Mittler is the Political Director of Greenpeace International.

James Mwangi: World-renowned for his contribution to financial inclusion in his role as the Group Managing Director and CEO of Equity Bank.

Craig Silverstein & Mary Obelnicki: Founders of Echidna Giving, which works to get more girls into better schools.

Danielle Nierenberg: President of Food Tank and an expert on sustainable agriculture and food issues.

Amina J. Mohammed:A central player in the
Number of Pages: 197
Genre: Philosophy, Political Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc
Language: English
Street Date: November 4, 2016
TCIN: 51768411
UPC: 9788793229549
Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-8332
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