When The Numbers Don't Tell The Full Story


Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Earnings-per-Share (EPS), and Yield are measures of value that are foundational to the management of our economy, corporations, and markets. For decades these widely-recognized quantitative measures have been used to plan development, allocate capital, and determine success of both business and political leaders.

In recent years scholars and economists have raised both methodological and definitional questions about these benchmarks. Is our measurement of GDP accurate? Does it properly account for the improving nature of goods, free services offered by Large Cap Tech, data transfer, and unpaid work, especially of women?

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Goal 17 Partners

Our World View

The Sustainable Development Goals are the roadmap for the global economy by 2030: to build an equitable and sustainable global economy that works for us all.

But since their launch, there has been only sporadic engagement with the Goals. Corporate leadership has varied widely and political leadership has been patchy.

Our goal is to change that dynamic.

The Goal 17 Partners are a network of executives and entrepreneurs integrating the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals into business models and practices.

The Goals need business leaders.

Event Partners

Our Mission

The Goals are a shared mission for a shared challenge: to build an economy that ends extreme poverty and protects our planet. The shared nature of the challenge and the solution is why the last of the 17 goals is about partnerships.

The Goal 17 Partners bring that spirit to life.


Thought leadership and convening opportunities that demonstrate and amplify influence for the Goal 17 Partners at tentpole events around the world.


A safe harbor for action-minded executives, subject-matter experts, and civil society leaders who drive change as they develop business practices and models that advance the sustainable development goals.


Executive collaborative education and networking experience that equips participants with the resources to integrate the sustainable development goals into their business models.