The Business & Sustainable Development Commission (BSDC) has recently presented the final report 'Better Business, Better World: How the private sector can help achieve the Global Goals for Sustainable Development'.
Achieving the Global Goals opens up US$12 trillion of market opportunities in the four economic systems examined by the Commission. These are food and agriculture, cities, energy and materials, and health and well-being. The Commission has identified the following six actions you can take as a business leader to capture your share of this prize.
1. Build support for the Global Goals as the right growth strategy in your companies and across the business community.
2. Incorporate the Global Goals into company strategy.
3. Drive the transformation to sustainable markets with sector peers.
4. Work with policy-makers to pay the true cost of natural and human resources.
5. Push for a financial system oriented towards longer-term sustainable investment.
6. Rebuild the Social Contract.
Find full report and executive summary here.
About the BSDC: The Business and Sustainable Development Commission was launched in Davos in January 2016. It brings together leaders from business, finance, civil society, labour, and international organisations, with the twin aims of mapping the economic prize that could be available to business if the UN Sustainable Development Goals are achieved, and describing how business can contribute to delivering these goals.