Business & Sustainable Development Commission

A two-year initiative, the Business Commission was created to make the business case for the Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals. Our flagship report, Better Business, Better World, mapped the economic prize for companies that align with the Global Goals, and how to achieve it. The Business Commission formally closed its doors in January 2018. 

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Celebration & Call to Action: The Business Commission Closes Its Doors

A two-year initiative launched in 2016 to make a compelling case for companies to align with the Sustainable Development Goals, the Business & Sustainable Development Commission formally closed its doors in January 2018 with a celebration and call to action in Davos, coinciding with the World Economic Forum. Read

New Consultation Paper: Better Finance, Better World

Better Finance, Better World calls for an action plan to get blended finance to scale. Read

Blended Finance Taskforce: Commissioned Papers

The Blended Finance Taskforce showcases commissioned deep-dive papers on blended finance. Read

Sustainable Companies Could Unlock US$600 Billion+ by 2030

Sustainable companies in the MENA region could unlock US$637 billion by 2030. Read

“Governments and international organisations alone cannot build the future we need. Business is the key to accelerating the transition.”