First forum on social investments in Minsk brought together over 300 representatives of the business community, state authorities, international partners and experts. Deputy chairperson of the Council of the Republic Marianna Schetkina noted at the opening, that the state, the business and the society should join their efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in Belarus. The main task of the forum is to encourage the Belarusian business to invest in projects that bring not only financial dividends, but also benefits for the society. The event was organized with the support of the UN development program.