19 07, 2017

Business is stepping up for transformational partnerships

2017-07-19T11:46:00+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

SDG Business Forum 2017 High-level Political Forum, United Nations New York, 18 July 2017 Business statement This statement is issued by leading business organizations, private sector institutions and networks that support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the world as listed at the end of this statement. Business supports the SDGs as [...]

12 06, 2017

3 steps to leverage technology for Global Goals

2017-06-15T17:46:48+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Digital Economy, News|

Many initiatives have highlighted the ways technology can be leveraged for sustainable economic development. The Internet accounts for a significant and growing portion of global GDP and governments continue to grapple with policy options to ensure benefits are wide-spread and empower local populations. Geneva, 12 June 2017 In pursuit of the United Nations Sustainable [...]

19 09, 2016

Business continues to support SDGs one year after entry into force

2016-11-18T11:46:17+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Corporate Responsibilty and Anti-corruption, Environment and Energy, News|

Last year, 20 of the world’s leading businesses called on world leaders to commit to working actively and constructively with the private sector to achieve the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Writing in the Financial Times at the initiative of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), business leaders made it clear [...]

20 07, 2016

17 business actions heard at SDG Business Forum

2016-11-18T11:49:42+00:00 July 20th, 2016|Corporate Responsibilty and Anti-corruption, Environment and Energy, News|

The scale and ambition of the 2030 Agenda creates a tremendous opportunity for the private sector to demonstrate the central role it plays in sustainable development and human prosperity. Held yesterday at UN headquarters in New York, the SDG Business Forum – co-hosted by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the United Nations (UN) Department [...]

13 05, 2016

Getting the architecture right: Attracting business expertise and action for sustainable development on the road to 2030

2016-11-16T11:49:58+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Environment and Energy, News|

By Dr. Louise KANTROW (Follow the Bizfor2030 Blog) Governments and stakeholders have spent the first months of 2016 discussing the implementation of the new 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including how the UN will support the agenda as an institution and will monitor and review progress towards 2030.  A [...]

3 05, 2016

Role of business in achieving SDGs recognized by the Business for Peace Summit

2016-11-16T11:49:58+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Corporate Responsibilty and Anti-corruption, Environment and Energy, News|

ICC Secretary General John Danilovich joins Crown Prince Haakan of Norway in Oslo this week to salute recipients of the 2016 Business for Peace Award, the highest form of recognition for efforts to foster peace and stability by the global business community. Mr Danilovich and over 60 prominent business leaders also personally committed to tune [...]

26 04, 2016

ICC at the ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development

2016-11-16T11:49:58+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Environment and Energy, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

Intervention by James Bacchus, Chair of the Commission on Trade and Investment Policy of the International Chamber of Commerce, at the ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development at the United Nations on April 19, 2016. Mr Chair, Mr Moderator, and all assembled here for this important forum. My name is James Bacchus. I speak here [...]

22 04, 2016

Showcasing business action for climate and development

2016-11-16T11:49:58+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Environment and Energy, News|

World leaders convene in New York today to sign the landmark Paris Climate Agreement – as part of a full week of high-level meetings focused on the implementation of the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As the business focal point for the United Nations (UN) climate talks, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) hailed [...]

20 04, 2016

ICC outlines 8 principles to mobilize investment for the SDGs

2016-11-16T11:49:59+00:00 April 20th, 2016|News, Trade and Investment Policy|

With governments convening in New York City this week for the first United Nations (UN) meetings on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has issued a new statement on policy frameworks needed to drive investment in sustainable development. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) estimates [...]