Better Business, Better World: The Report of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission
by Business & Sustainable Development Commission, 2017.
A call to action to business leaders to align with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This report shows how the next decade will be critical for companies to open 60 key market "hot spots", tackle social, environmental challenges, and re-build trust with society.
Table of Contents
The Commissioners | The ChallengeExecutive Summary | The Business Case for the Global Goals | Leading for Sustainable development | Making the Choice1. Introduction: The Global Goals and Why They Matter for Business1.1 The Global Goals for Sustainable Development | 1.2 The Global Goals need business: business needs the Global Goals2. Major Market Opportunities Opened up by Delivering the Global Goals2.1 The 60 fastest-growing sustainable market opportunities | 2.2 Opportunities by economic system | 2.3 Progress on all the Global Goals is needed to deliver all the benefits | 2.4 Pricing of externalities would increase the value of market opportunities | 2.5 Geographic distribution of opportunities | 2.6 The impact on jobs3. Leading for Better Business and a Better World3.1 Sustainability is already good business | 3.2 Innovative businesses are already capturing Global Goals opportunities | 3.3 Transforming the way business operates for better business and a better world | 3.4 Gaining commitment from CEOs and boards | 3.5 Incorporating the Global Goals into business strategy | 3.6 Accelerating sectoral shifts to sustainable competition by working with peers | 3.7 Shaping public policy4. Sustainable Finance4.1 Simplifying reporting of environment, social and governance (ESG) performance | 4.2 Unlocking infrastructure investment | 4.3 Aligning regulation with investment5. Renewing the Social Contract5.1 An uncertain outlook for employment | 5.2 Providing decent work and more jobs | 5.3 Providing training and skills | 5.4 Forging a new social contract | 5.5 Actions for business | 5.6 Actions for governments | 5.7 Actions for civil society |6. Conclusion6.1 Actions for sustainable business leaders | 6.2 Actions for the Commission