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There is growing understanding – especially by business leaders and investors that it is not enough for companies to concern themselves only with short-term profits because natural disasters, social or economic disparity can damage long-term prosperity. The businesses that understand this challenge and take action will be a step ahead. Business growth in general is tied to the achievement of the SDGs at a macro level; however, to take action at a local level, companies should identify how they can contribute to meeting the goals in a way that drives financial performance in the markets they operate in. The SDGs will likely have an important impact on the purpose of many companies globally. Contributing to the SDGs is a way to create shared value for all stakeholders and therefore businesses will be a strong driving force to stakeholders around a common shared outcome. When companies focus on a purpose that…