Our Work

The Commission highlights the research that underpins our work, and spotlights individual case studies and commissioner thought pieces on the business case for sustainable development. 

New Consultation Paper: Better Finance, Better World

Better Finance, Better World calls for an action plan to get blended finance to scale. Read

Blended Finance Taskforce: Commissioned Papers

The Blended Finance Taskforce showcases commissioned deep-dive papers on blended finance. Read

Blended Finance Taskforce for the Global Goals

The Blended Finance Taskforce was created to help mobilise private capital for the Global Goals. Read

Behind Every Global Goal: Women Leading the World to 2030

This discussion paper shines a spotlight on the ways women are leading to meet the SDGs. Read

The Food and Land Use Coalition

The Food and Land Use Coalition is taking on the challenge of transforming food and land use. Read

Working Paper: The State of Blended Finance

The State of Blended Finance explains how blended finance can narrow the SDG funding gap. Read

Papers: Partnerships, & financial and 5 sects of innovation

Papers on partnerships for sustainable development, & financial and five sects of innovation Read

Papers: Mapping SDGs, Corporate Tax, & Accountability

Commissioned papers on business and sustainable development, taxes, and accountability Read

New Paper: Valuing the SDG Prize

"Valuing the SDG Prize" quantifies the value of sustainable business opportunities in four systems. Read

New Paper: How the World Can Finance the SDGs

Orienting the global financial system for long-term outcomes will not be easy, but it's possible. Read

Report: Business, Human Rights and the SDGs

Companies’ single greatest opportunity to contribute to development lies in advancing human rights. Read

New Report: Valuing the SDG Prize in Food & Agriculture

Companies could unlock US$2.3 trillion a year with sustainable food and agriculture practices. Read

New Paper Spotlights Breakthrough Business Models

New paper shows how breakthrough business models can generate innovative solutions to market needs. 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

Commissioner Paul Polman: Global Goals Make Business Sense

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

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

How Business Can Help Deliver the Global Goals

A commissioned paper explores the potential for business to drive achievement of the Global Goals. Read