The 2030 Development Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will re-frame sustainable development and corporate sustainability and touch the lives of people everywhere (read more: 2030 Explained). The scale and ambition of the 2030 Development Agenda creates a tremendous opportunity for the private sector to demonstrate the central role it plays in sustainable development and human prosperity and to serve as an essential partner to bridging the gap in finance and technical capacity necessary to meet the challenge of achieving the SDGs.
This site showcases business' past and continuing contributions to sustainable development through the prism of the SDGs. The goal of the site is to stimulate a more productive partnership between the public and private sectors at the UN and at national levels and to demonstrate the need for a proportionate role for business in the negotiations, implementation and follow-up mechanisms of the 2030 Development Agenda at both the UN and at national levels (read more on Leveraging the Private Sector).
Business for 2030 is an official Employee Action of the #Global Goals campaign of Project Everyone and is an official Action Network of the UN Partnerships Registry of the Economic and Social Council.
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Disclaimer: Participation in the Business for 2030 website does not necessarily entail an endorsement of all policy papers and other written material on the website nor does it represent a commitment to any specific future individual or collective plan of action related to the 2030 Development Agenda by others who have contributed to the website.
Founding Partner: United States Council for International Business (USCIB)
The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) advances the global interests of American business through advocacy to policy makers worldwide that calls for an open system of world trade and investment and in which business can flourish and contribute to economic growth, sustainable development and human welfare. Its members include top U.S.-based global companies and professional services firms from every sector of our economy, with operations in every region of the world.
USCIB is deeply engaged in all aspects of the 2030 sustainable development agenda, advocating for good governance and the rule of law, inclusive economic growth, investment in infrastructure, enabling environments to foster innovation, strong public-private partnerships and above all, an open channel for business input into policy negotiations and implementation at the international and national levels.
USCIB feeds into the 2030 development agenda as the U.S. national committee of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), which chairs the Global Business Alliance for Post-2015 and the Finance for Development Business Sector Steering Committee. It also engages at the Development Committee of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development as the U.S. affiliate of the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD (BIAC).
CONTRIBUTING CONTENT PARTNERS
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the world business organization, whose mission is to promote open trade and investment and help business meet the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly integrated world economy. With interests spanning every sector of private enterprise, ICC’s global network comprises over 6 million companies, chambers of commerce and business associations in more than 130 countries. ICC members work through national committees in their countries to address business concerns and convey ICC views to their respective governments. ICC conveys international business views and priorities through active engagement with the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the G20 and other intergovernmental forums. Close to 3,000 experts drawn from ICC member companies feed their knowledge and experience into crafting the ICC stance on specific business issues.
ICC United Kingdom works with business to encourage implementation of the SDGs and highlight business practices that contribute to economic growth in the direction of sustainable development. In close collaboration with the UK government, we are fostering joint efforts to enhance stakeholder cooperation towards the 2030 agenda in the areas of strength to the UK, such as; green finance, sustainable investment finance, supply chain reporting, low carbon technology, fintech and digital trade.
ICC Switzerland strongly welcomes and support the SDGs2030 as a unique global frame of reference. It is core interest for business to contribute to these Goals for Sustainable Development: where poverty diminishes, environment is respected and governance improves, markets are growing. ICC Switzerland was founded 1922 as one of the first National Committees of the International Chamber of Commerce. ICC Switzerland builds the bridge to the global business organisation for international active Companies in Switzerland. It is the host organization for the Global Compact Network Switzerland. In these functions, ICC Switzerland represents business in the governmental advisory group to implement the SDGs in Switzerland in close coordination with economiesuisse, the leading Swiss Business Federation. ICC Switzerland regularly organizes events to showcase the contribution of companies in Switzerland to implement the SDGs in their strategies and practical activities.
As the largest network of the private sector in the world, the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) supports its member federations and their company members in contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals through peer learning, capacity building and information on developments and trends. In the 2015 Bahrain Declaration, the Global Employers committed to support the SDGs and confirmed their readiness to work and cooperate at national and international level to reach the targets. The IOE has a Policy Working Group on Sustainability and organizes Global Business Forums on the SDGs.
Business Call to Action (BCtA) was launched at the United Nations in 2008 and has worked to accelerate progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by challenging companies to develop inclusive business models that offer the potential for both commercial success and development impact. The Business Call to Action is a unique multilateral alliance between key donor governments including the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), UK Department for International Development, US Agency for International Development, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Finland, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) — which hosts the secretariat — in collaboration with leading global institutions, such as the United Nations Global Compact, Inter-American Development Bank’s Opportunities for the Majority Initiative, and the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation. Worldwide, 108 companies have responded to the BCtA by making commitments to improve the lives and livelihoods of millions through commercially-viable business ventures that engage low-income people as consumers, producers, suppliers, and distributors of goods and services. BCtA member initiatives include pledges to provide access to financial services for more than 59 million people, promote improved health outcomes for 63 million people, and enhance access to energy for 90 million low-income households.
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. For 30 years CIPE has partnered with representatives of the private sector to foster the market and political institutions they need to flourish because to succeed, these businesspeople need more than ideas and energy; they need a level playing field, fair and inclusive markets, and clear rules for engagement.
The International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA) represents research-based pharmaceutical companies and associations across the globe. The research-based pharmaceutical industry’s 2 million employees research, develop and provide medicines and vaccines that improve the life of patients worldwide. Based in Geneva, IFPMA has official relations with the United Nations and contributes industry expertise to help the global health community find solutions that improve global health.