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Industrial Policy for the Sustainable Development Goals

Increasing the Private Sector’s Contribution

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How can governments support the private sector’s contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? This book investigates the contribution of firms to the SDGs, particularly through their core business, taking into account inter-sectoral linkages and global value chains, using novel techniques and data sources. Despite the fact that the private sector has the potential to contribute to a wide range of SDGs, and that many firms find it economically viable to develop sustainable products and services, firms still face significant hurdles in their sustainability transition. Based on this new evidence, this book provides some recommendations on the design of industrial policies to enhance the contribution of businesses to the SDGs.

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Introduction

This chapter is an introduction to this book and sets out the motivation. It briefly introduces the role of firms in addressing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly through their core business and the expected role of industrial policies to foster the contribution of business activities to the attainment of SDGs.

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