There has been much in the press recently about the digital transformation that the world is experiencing. As with any technological revolution, the disruption has benefits for some, pitfalls for others. If the promise of the future is to be beneficial for all, it is perhaps incumbent on all of us to be very deliberate about our choices. As Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s CEO asks, “Is there a global dividend or a global divide?”
The UN Sustainable Development Goals provide a meaningful context for nations, business and civil society to “bake-in” dividends as we navigate the future. We, as leaders, have an outstanding opportunity to ensure that everyone receives not only the dividends from the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but a sustainable world as well.