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Business and Sustainable Development

For the business community, sustainability is more than mere window-dressing. By adopting sustainable practices, companies can gain competitive edge, increase their market share, and boost shareholder value.

What’s more, the growing demand for ‘green’ products has created major new markets in which sharp-eyed eco-entrepreneurs are reaping rewards.

This site explains the strategies and tools that companies can use to translate an aspiration for sustainability into practical, effective solutions. Case studies from around the world are provided.

The site’s six sections cover:

  • Key issues: briefings on specific sustainable development topics from a business perspective
  • Strategies and tools: how to incorporate the principle of sustainability into everyday business activities, illustrated by real-life examples
  • Markets: business opportunities arising from sustainable development
  • Banking and investment: spotlight on how sustainable development is being approached by the financial services industry
  • Working with NGOs: how businesses are forging working partnerships with lobby groups
  • Training opportunities: how universities
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Business & Sustainable Development Commission

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Our Ongoing Initiatives

WomenRising2030


WomenRising2030 is championing the role of women in business to lead for a more inclusive, just and sustainable world.


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Blended Finance Taskforce


The Blended Finance Taskforce aims to mobilise large-scale private capital for investment in the SDGs, especially for sustainable infrastructure.


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Food and Land Use Coalition


The Food and Land Use Coalition connects members from across science, government, business, civil society and more to develop a shared vision of working, sustainable food and land use systems in 2050 to raise our collective ambition and deliver on the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement.


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World Benchmarking Alliance


The World Benchmarking Alliance, which through the efforts of Aviva, the UN Foundation, and the Index Initiative, is working to create a public way for companies to report progress on the Global Goals.
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