Business & Sustainable Development Commission

We aim to inspire business leaders to seize upon sustainable development as the greatest economic opportunity of a lifetime, and to accelerate the world's shift to inclusive growth. 


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New Paper Showcases Need for Breakthrough Business Models

​Global business leaders need to see the Sustainable Development Goals for what they are: the opportunity to adopt new business models for exponential and inclusive growth. John Elkington, co-author of the paper, argues that business leaders first need to develop an "exponential mindset" that shuns slow progress and contributes to accelerating systemic change. Read

Grundfos: Tackling Water Scarcity in the Slums of Nairobi

A Danish company uses ATMs to bring drinking water to the poorest in Kenya - for a profit Read

Opinion: Business Must Lead Reboot of Global Economy

In CNNMoney's G20 package, Mark Malloch-Brown argues a better world needs better business. Read

Commissioner Paul Polman: Global Goals Make Business Sense

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, shares how he convinced investors to embrace sustainability. 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.”