Activating markets to address the world's biggest challenges
17Global supports and invests in growth-oriented startups and ideas that advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We broker relationships with a curated stable of preferred enterprise accelerators, and works with corporations, private investors, and other entities.
17Global is distinguished by: • Close ties to the development, research/academic, and innovation/tech communities which, brought together, identify market opportunities within the most intractable SDG problem areas • Relationships with like-minded start-up accelerators with exceptional track-records• A vigilant pursuit of ventures that present viable market prospects and contribute meaningfully to the UN SDG targets
17Global believes that these massive goals will only be achieved with substantial, coordinated contributions from private sector markets. By building inclusive economies, tapping new sources of creativity and invention, and incentivizing investment, markets can help lay the foundation for durable societal and environmental change.
17Global leverages research, expertise, and analysis to identify market opportunities, and foster private sector innovation and investment toward achieving the UN SDGs. Going well beyond traditional impact investing, 17Global brokers partnerships to launch and sustain new ventures in the complex and changing landscape of 21st century economies.
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