11 04, 2018

Unlocking business investment in sustainable development

2019-01-08T11:56:27+02:00April 11th, 2018|Environment and Energy, Environment and Energy free publications, Global issues & trends, News|

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?

22 03, 2018

How business is marking a critical World Water Day

2019-01-08T12:07:12+02:00March 22nd, 2018|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News|

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

20 03, 2018

Why connecting communities through digital skills matters for the SDGs

2019-01-08T12:11:38+02:00March 20th, 2018|Digital Economy, Global issues & trends, News|

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.

15 02, 2018

5 ways tax policy can help achieve the UN Global Goals

2019-01-08T12:35:07+02:00February 15th, 2018|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News, Taxation|

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.

21 12, 2017

5 ways to shape our digital future

2017-12-21T16:54:35+02:00December 21st, 2017|Digital Economy, Global issues & trends, News|

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.

13 10, 2017

From abuse to empowerment: ICC hears one woman’s story to entrepreneurship

2019-01-08T14:55:41+02:00October 13th, 2017|Environment and Energy, Global issues & trends, News|

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 [...]

20 07, 2017

What you may have missed at this week’s SDG Business Forum

2017-07-20T15:30:28+02:00July 20th, 2017|News|

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 [...]

19 07, 2017

Business is stepping up for transformational partnerships

2019-01-08T12:14:08+02:00July 19th, 2017|Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

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 [...]

17 07, 2017

3 reasons why ICT matters for gender equality

2017-08-17T11:54:43+02:00July 17th, 2017|Digital Economy, Global issues & trends, News, Trade and Investment Policy|

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 [...]

12 06, 2017

3 steps to leverage technology for Global Goals

2019-01-08T12:16:46+02:00June 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. In pursuit of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and [...]

19 09, 2016

Business continues to support SDGs one year after entry into force

2019-01-08T12:36:25+02:00September 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 [...]

13 05, 2016

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

2019-01-08T15:07:07+02:00May 13th, 2016|Environment and Energy, News|

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.