By Christina Hooson, Sonja Patscheke, and Kate Tallant
As we approach September 2015 when world leaders will adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to guide the post-2015 Development Agenda, questions of how and who will implement them are increasingly dominating discussions. It is clear that achieving the SDGs will require assets and action from a variety of actors across the private, public, and non-profit sectors. The development of the SDGs is a step in the right direction: the process has been inclusive, consulting all stakeholders including business. In this sense, the SDGs represent a new social compact in which private sector, civil society, and governments each have a role to play.