New York City is the first city in the United States to align its ambitious sustainability goals with those of the world. Our purpose is to support NYC in its work to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — “localizing the SDGs.”This project aims to take on six primary areas: sustainable mobility, the built environment, climate resilience, renewable energy, food and health, and waste. Ultimately, our goal is to identify the best private sector business and finance opportunities, where there are significant interested key players, realistic business incentives, alignment with government policy, support from the community, and significant impact in meeting the SDGs.
Through concrete demonstration projects in NYC, we also plan to identify any government policy, and/or finance innovation needed to be successful. With this work, we hope we will have created a road map for other cities, both in the U.S. and internationally, to achieve the SDGs with strong private sector support.