Achieving the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires US$2.5 trillion each year in developing countries. How can private sector resources best be leveraged?
As the United Nations’ (UN) “Decade of Action” for water begins this year, the role of business in the responsible stewardship of our most vital natural resource is most important than ever
Digital technology has been widely recognised as a vital tool to further sustainable development. But many people around the world still lack basic skills required to reap the benefits of the digital economy.
Translating the vision of the SDGs into action remains a major challenge. Tax is intrinsically linked to development, providing the revenue that states need to mobilise resources and reinforce national infrastructure.
ICT has been recognised as an underpinning tool to facilitate achievement of the UN SDGs. Yet there is also recognition of the need to equip populations with the necessary digital skills, including literacy, technical and soft skills to meaningfully use and reap the benefits of digital technology.
The inspiring story of abused child doughnut seller turned international catwalk model was the focus of an ICC World Business Women event aiming to highlight how developing business skills in women can drive gender equality targets as laid out under the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Rebecca Ayoko, a former muse of [...]
During a high-level political forum, at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York, ICC teamed up with the UN Global Compact to convene 1,500 business leaders and government representatives to discuss how the private sector is contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The forum presented an opportunity to highlight [...]
SDG Business Forum 2017 - High-level Political Forum, United Nations 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 a framework of universally applicable [...]
A United Nations High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development is in full swing to track progress on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), formally adopted two years ago. New York, 17 July 2017 For women the world over, information and communication technologies (ICT) can be leveraged for personal security, better access to education and [...]
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. In pursuit of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and [...]
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 [...]
Getting the architecture right: Attracting business expertise and action for sustainable development on the road to 2030
Building on ICC’s ECOSOC consultative status at the UN since 1946, the Global Business Alliance (GBA) is a deep and broad “talent pool” of expertise and resources for the SDGs.