Concurrent Session 4C

Leveraging Digital to Achieve the UN SDGs

Digital technology will play a critical role in helping to realise the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 2017 sustainability research released by the voluntary business-led UN Global Compact shows that applying digital solutions in key SDGs - such as health and energy - could generate US$2.1 trillion in additional annual revenue in 2030. This session examines current progress and future opportunities to deploy technology and digital to achieve the SDGs and diminish social and economic inequalities.