Giving Compass' Take:

• UBS is advocating for more global partnerships to address and achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

• How can other businesses replicate efforts to build and foster collaborative partnerships? How will collective impact help drive progress with global goals? 

• Read about how AI is helping advance the SDGs. 

In 2015, the United Nations unveiled a list of 17 goals intended to make the planet a more sustainable, more unified, and generally more peaceful place for humanity to grow and thrive. The UN's Sustainable Development Goals are wide-sweeping: They include objectives such as ending hunger, reducing global inequality, and improving access to healthcare and education.

As an advocate for global partnerships, UBS is leading the pack, working with dozens of international organizations, NGOs, think tanks, and peer-related network groups to drive action.

"I want you to imagine you're in the year 2030," said Kupferschmid-Rojas. "Imagine a world without poverty, without famine, or widespread sickness."

As an official sponsor of SGS, UBS is committed to the event's foundational spirit of collaboration. In fact, SGS is just one of several events at which UBS had a presence during "Climate Week" and the UN General Assembly Week. The company also attended the World Economic Forum's SDI Summit, the Sustainable Investment Forum, and the WEF Climate Leaders Sherpa Symposium.

As part of UBS' mission to further the UN SDGs, the company has also recently unveiled a series of social-good-focused initiatives. UBS' Global Visionary Program, for example, highlights individuals, entrepreneurs, and companies helping to turn the UN SDGs into reality. In addition, UBS has recently intensified its focus on impact investing by launching a series of groundbreaking financial products. A few of these products include the RISE Fund, the UBS Oncology Fund, the Rethink Impact Fund, and "Loans for Growth."

Read the full article about global partnerships by UBS at Mashable.