Driving Transformative Actions through Integrated and Innovative Approaches

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Thematic Track 4

14:15 - 15:45 Room No.301+302

How Can Governments and Businesses Collaborate toward Achieving the SDGs?

This year is the third year of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Various actors such as governments and businesses have already made some progress on the SDGs.
One of the lessons learned from implementing the Millennium Development Goals from 2001 to 2015 was that a single sector approach was unable to achieve the goals as it left behind some social groups and the environment continued to deteriorate. For the SDGs, how can actors move from a silo-approach to effective collaboration and coordination? This session will bring together government officials and business representatives from across Asia for discussions on how best to work towards achieving the SDGs.
The session will introduce key concepts for effective integration and collaboration on SDG implementation, and good practice cases of Japanese businesses working on SDGs will also be shared based on a recent IGES publication. Consolidating inputs from governments, multilateral corporations and UN institutions, this session will explore issues including possible areas of collaboration, suitable institutional arrangements, engagement of other actors, as well as other issues that require specific attention for enhancing cooperation in order to accelerate delivery of the SDGs.


Senior Policy Researcher, Sustainability Governance Centre, IGES


Policy Researcher, Sustainability Governance Centre, IGES


Director-General for Environmental Policy, Ministry of the Environment, Japan (MOEJ)


President & Representative Director, DSM Japan K.K.


Senior Director, SDGs Mainstreaming Team, Operations Strategy Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)


Regional Director, UNEP Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (UNEP-ROAP)

Fellow, Sustainability Governance Centre, IGES

Day1 18 July 9:00-17:30
Day2 19 July 9:00-18:00