Lars Fogh Mortensen, Karen Lund Petersen, Extending the Boundaries of Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development: Engaging Business and Civil Society, The Solutions Journal, Volume 8, Issue 3, May 2017, (https://www.thesolutionsjournal.com/article/extending-boundaries-policy-coherence-sustainable-development-engaging-business-civil-society/) Abstract: The adoption of the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015 was a remarkable achievement. In the outcome document,1 heads of state, government, and high representatives commit to full implementation: “We have adopted a historic decision on a comprehensive, far-reaching and people-centered set of universal and transformative goals and targets. We commit ourselves to working tirelessly for the full implementation of this Agenda by 2030.” With this UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda combining development, poverty alleviation, and sustainability agendas, the ability to create coherence between and within each of these very broad policy areas is both a huge challenge and an absolute necessity for success.2,3 Implementation of the 2030 Agenda thus requires full attention to the links and coherence in policies between and within many sectors, policy areas, and initiatives.4 Moreover, not only countries but also various societal … Topics: Business; Globalization; Governance; Sustainability