The Book

In this book, 17 global thought-leaders present their big bet for a better world.

The task has been straightforward: what idea, innovation or thought would you encourage the world community to adopt to maximize the chances that we reach the Global Goals by 2030? Each contribution represents a concrete bet for a better world and the book in its entirety represents a catalog of ideas aimed at accelerating the implementation of the Global Goals. It is our hope that these perspective and thoughts will help pave the way towards a better world.

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17 Big Bets For a Better World
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    Muhammad Yunus
    Father of microcredit and social business

    What drives the world forward is transformative and game-changing solutions and innovations. Leveraging the big bets of global thinkers, this book is an important contribution to the new Global Goals.
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    Ban Ki-moon
    UN Secretary-General

    The Sustainable Development Goals embody the aspirations of people everywhere for lives of peace, prosperity and dignity on a healthy planet. To uphold our core promise to leave no one behind, we need action from everyone, everywhere. The United Nations looks forward to working with all partners to mobilize the leadership and investments that will turn this transformative vision into tangible progress.
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    Helen Clark
    Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and former Prime Minister of New Zealand

    This book presents 17 bold and innovative solutions. From The Global Partnership for Education, to one of East Africa’s leading banks and to the busy kitchen of Michelin chef Dan Barber, this book offers many fresh perspectives. I hope its publication begins a dialogue on how we can identify and get behind the most promising big bets