Better Business Better World: The Report of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission

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.

The Better Business, Better World report was led by the commissioners, and supported by: the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Global Green Growth Forum (3GF), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the UK Department for International Development (DFID). The Commission also benefits from the generous financial support of its commissioners.

The Business and Sustainable Development Commission has overseen this report with secretariat support provided by SYSTEMIQ and the UN Foundation. Chaired by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, the Commission comprises business leaders from around the world.

Members of the Business and Sustainable Development Commission endorse the general thrust of the arguments, findings, and recommendations made in this report, but should not be taken as agreeing with every word or number. They serve on the Commission in a personal capacity. The institutions with which they are affiliated have not been asked to formally endorse the report.

Mark Malloch-Brown and Paul Polman Co-founders, Business and Sustainable Development Commission