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Unleashing Human Potential Through The Science of Work Lori Foster, North Carolina State University & University of Cape Town John C. Scott, APTMetrics Deborah E. Rupp, Purdue University Lise Saari, New York University Mathian Osicki, IBM Kristin Charles, Amazon Drew Mallory, Purdue University Dan Maday, Roosevelt University The United Nations adopted the Sustain- able Development Goals on September 25, 2015. What will you do about it? pro bono opportunity in your local com- munity or halfway across the world that would benefit from your skill set. This was the parting query from a closing speaker at an assembly that two of your UN representatives from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) attended at the United Nations head- quarters in New York City 6 weeks after the Sustainable Development Goals were for- mally established. As we ask ourselves this question, we also ask it of our readers. Whether you work in academia or are a practitioner working in a corporation, an applied research firm, a nongovernmental organization, or another setting, there is a role for you. If you are a faculty member or a student, consider the words of Ramu Damodaran, chief of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) Secretariat. He explains, “Any problem that the world has—and if the world has a problem, then the United Nations has a problem—can be brought closer to a solution by having the impact of academic research, academic scholarship, academic achievement, and academic integrity applied to it.” Using such research for meaningful change is a value that SIOP and the United Nations (UN) have always shared. The UN’s long history of working with nongovernmental organizations and the public sector clearly indicates the role for I-O psychology re- searchers and practitioners in such enti- ties. And you private sector types are not off the hook either. There is an increasing emphasis on Public Private Partnerships at the UN. Moreover, the United Nations What will you do about it? Maybe your an- swer will reveal itself in your next research project, internship, sabbatical, client engagement, undergraduate classroom ex- ercise, graduate seminar, or grant applica- tion. Maybe you’ll move the metaphorical needle within the context of your own or- ganization by supporting corporate social responsibility or core business practices that better align with the principles laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Maybe you’ll get your employer to join the United Nations Global Compact or you’ll help a university’s industrial-organi- zational (I-O) psychology program join the Global Compact. Maybe you’ll identify a The Industrial-Organizational Psychologist 135