At Sannam S4, we believe that the 17th SDG, namely ‘Partnerships for the Goals’ is the critical backbone for achieving the SDGs by 2030. Enhanced co-operation, especially within multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilise and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources are needed to support the achievement of the SDGs in all countries. Given our close working relationship with international corporates, not-for-profits, schools and universities over the last decade, we recognise that they can serve as critical agents to achieve certain SDGs, especially within India.
Pre-COVID, the world recognised that some progress on the SDGs was being made, albeit slowly and incrementally. However, with the onset and acceleration of the pandemic in developing nations such as
India, there is a possibility that we will see reversal of our collective progress and set the world 10 years further back from achieving the goals. With all this, one thing has become more evident than ever before: The SDGs are needed to guide a coordinated, equitable and sustainable recovery for our planet.