In January 2016, the 17 SDGs of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development came into force, aiming to end such conditions as poverty, inequality, repercussions of climate change. Agreeing to these lofty goals was one thing; actualizing them is another. Further investment, to the tune of $2.5 trillion for developing economies alone, is one of the main hang-ups. Can the private sector assist its finance partners in closing the gap?
Around the world the one constant is change. How countries respond to the challenges and opportunities that change brings determines in large part how successful they will be in the future. KPMG’s Change Readiness Index reveals some expected and unexpected results about various countries’ capabilities to adapt to and take advantage of change in the areas of enterprise, government and civil society.