Can globalisation become more sustainable and inclusive?

With the rise of nationalism, multilateralism and global cooperation are under increasing threat, posing a serious risk to future prosperity. Business and finance leaders need to make the Sustainable Development Goals a priority if they want to combat current threats and create positive global impact.

Nationalism is on the rise around the world, putting the atmosphere of multilateralism and global cooperation that developed after World War II under threat. Image: Shutterstock

The system of international cooperation that emerged from the ashes of World War II is at risk. Multilateralism and the institutions that support it—including the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, and the European Union—are being called into question as more countries embrace inward-looking nationalism, leading in some cases to political instability and even conflict.

So why aren’t business and finance leaders doing much more to combat these troubling trends?

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