Business & Sustainable Development Commission

We aim to make a powerful case for the private sector to put the Global Goals at the heart of its business—and accelerate the world's shift to sustainable growth. 

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Why Sustainable Development Makes Good Business Sense

It is no longer possible to have a strong, functioning business in a world of increasing inequality, poverty and climate change. The private sector has the unique opportunity to embrace the Global Goals agenda and recognise it as a driver of sustainable business strategies, innovation and investment decisions. Why? Because doing so makes good business sense and will give them an edge over their competitors. Read

Commissioner Amy Jadesimi: Nigeria Can Achieve Greatness

Nigeria meeting the SDGs? Yes, it can be done. But the country needs the private sector to step in. Read

Spotlight: Mobile Phones, the Must-Have Farming Tool

A novel service expands a mobile phone operator's business and boosts farmers’ incomes in India. Read

Research: Accelerating the Shift to a Sustainable Economy

The foundation of the Business Commission's work is our flagship report, to be published in 2017. Read

“This is a time when business needs to show the courage to adopt strategies that create long-term value for their companies and for the societies they serve.”