Why does business care about maintaining biodiversity? In short, because biodiversity matters to everyone and everything.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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).
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) [...]