In August of 2007, Jenkins Group launched the Axiom Awards, “recognizing and promoting the year’s best business books.” Now, 12 years later, with proud the winners of the 2019 Axiom Business Book Awards have been announced, honoring this year’s best business books, their authors, and publishers. The book ‘The Trillion Dollar Shift: Achieving the SDG’s’ by the Dutch author Marga Hoek was Gold Medal winner in the category ‘Philanthropy / Nonprofit / Sustainability’!
The Axiom Business Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary business books and their creators, with the understanding that business people are an information-hungry segment of the population, eager to learn about great new books that will inspire them and help them improve their careers and businesses.
Gold medalist, The Trillion Dollar Shift, describes how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted in 2015 in New York by 192 countries will attempt to “leave no-one behind” and to “eradicate poverty in a more sustainable and equitable way.” In his foreword, Unilever CEO Paul Polman says, “The good news is that we can adapt: we are an intelligent species, and the challenge ahead will be finding a way to put our resources to good use.” That challenge is exemplified by the slogan, “Business for Good is Good Business,” and the SDGs predict a $12 trillion shift by 2030 with 380 million new jobs created. The book goes on to highlight 50 cases where this is already happening around the world.