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46. We acknowledge that the implementation of sustainable development will depend on the active engagement of both the public and the private sectors. We recognize that the active participation of the private sector can contribute to the achievement of sustainable development, including through the important tool of public-private partnerships. We support national regulatory and policy frameworks that enable business and industry to advance sustainable development initiatives, taking into account the importance of corporate social responsibility. We call on the private sector to engage in responsible business practices, such as those promoted by the United Nations Global Compact.

47. We acknowledge the importance of corporate sustainability reporting and encourage companies, where appropriate, especially publicly listed and large companies, to consider integrating sustainability information into their reporting cycle. We encourage industry, interested governments and relevant stakeholders with the support of the United Nations system, as appropriate, to develop models for best practice and facilitate action for the integration of sustainability reporting, taking into account experiences from already existing frameworks and paying particular attention to the needs of developing countries, including for capacity building.
Latest
Statements
Statements
Statement Date Topics Process
Major Group: Business & Industry 6 Mar 2014 Sustainable development goals; Ninth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
Major Group: Business & Industry 10 Jan 2014 Climate Change; Disaster risk reduction; Sustainable development goals; Seventh session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
Major Group: Business & Industry 10 Jan 2014 Sustainable consumption and production; Sustainable development goals; Seventh session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
Statement on Sustainable Consumption and Production
Major Group: Business & Industry 8 Jan 2014 Chemicals and waste; Sustainable consumption and production; Sustainable development goals; Seventh session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
Major Group: Business & Industry 8 Jan 2014 Sustainable consumption and production; Sustainable development goals; Seventh session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
Statement
Major Group: Business and Industry 27 Nov 2013 Sustainable development goals; Intersessional Meeting between Major Groups and other stakeholders and the Open Working Group on SDGs
Major Group: Business and Industry 27 Nov 2013 Sustainable development goals; Fifth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
Brief statement
Major Group: Business and Industry 27 Nov 2013 Energy; Sustainable development goals; Fifth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
Major Group: Business and Industry 26 Nov 2013 Sustainable development goals; Fifth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
Statement on Growth and Macroeconomic Policies
Major Group: Business and Industry 26 Nov 2013 Sustainable development goals; Fifth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
On sustained and inclusive growth
Major Group: Business and Industry 22 Nov 2013 Intersessional Meeting between Major Groups and other stakeholders and the Open Working Group on SDGs
Major Group: Business and Industry 22 Nov 2013 Poverty eradication; Sustainable development goals; Intersessional Meeting between Major Groups and other stakeholders and the Open Working Group on SDGs
Major Group: Business & Industry 24 May 2013 Sustainable development goals; Water and sanitation; Third session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
Major Group: Business & Industry 17 Apr 2013 Sustainable development goals; Second session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals
Major Group: Business and Industry 16 Oct 2012 Sustainable development goals; Conceptualizing a Set of Sustainable Development Goals - A Special Event of the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly
Major Group: Business & Industry 2 May 2011 CSD-19;
Major Group: Business & Industry 28 Feb 2011 CSD-19 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
Major Group: Business & Industry 13 May 2010 Chemicals and waste; Chemicals and waste; Chemicals and waste; Chemicals and waste; CSD-18;
Major Group: Business & Industry 7 May 2010 Sustainable consumption and production; CSD-18;
Major Group: Business & Industry 6 May 2010 Chemicals and waste; CSD-18;
Major Group: Business & Industry 4 May 2010 Chemicals and waste; CSD-18;
Major Group: Business & Industry 3 May 2010 CSD-18;
Major Group: Business & Industry 15 May 2009 CSD-17;
Major Group: Business & Industry 12 May 2009 CSD-17;
Major Group: Business & Industry 4 May 2009 CSD-17;
Major Group: Business & Industry 27 Feb 2009 CSD-17 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
Major Group: Business & Industry 26 Feb 2009 Desertification, land degradation and drought ; CSD-17 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
Major Group: Business & Industry 26 Feb 2009 Africa; CSD-17 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
Major Group: Business & Industry 26 Feb 2009 CSD-17 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
Major Group: Business & Industry 25 Feb 2009 Desertification, land degradation and drought ; CSD-17 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
Major Group: Business & Industry 25 Feb 2009 Desertification, land degradation and drought ; CSD-17 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
Major Group: Business & Industry 24 Feb 2009 Food security and nutrition and sustainable agriculture ; CSD-17 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
Major Group: Business & Industry 23 Feb 2009 CSD-17 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
Major Group: Business & Industry 15 May 2008 CSD-16;
Major Group: Business & Industry 13 May 2008 Water and sanitation; Water and sanitation; CSD-16;
Major Group: Business & Industry 12 May 2008 Small Island Developing States (SIDS); CSD-16;
Major Group: Business & Industry 12 May 2008 Water and sanitation; Water and sanitation; CSD-16;
Major Group: Business & Industry 9 May 2008 Africa; CSD-16;
Major Group: Business & Industry 9 May 2008 CSD-16;
Major Group: Science & Technology 7 May 2008 Food security and nutrition and sustainable agriculture ; Rural Development; CSD-16;
Major Group: Business & Industry 7 May 2008 Desertification, land degradation and drought ; CSD-16;
Major Group: Business & Industry 7 May 2008 Desertification, land degradation and drought ; CSD-16;
Major Group: Business & Industry 7 May 2008 Desertification, land degradation and drought ; CSD-16;
Major Group: Business & Industry 6 May 2008 CSD-16;
Major Group: Business & Industry 6 May 2008 CSD-16;
Major Group: Business & Industry 5 May 2008 CSD-16;
Major Group: Business & Industry 11 May 2007 CSD-15;
Major Group: Business & Industry 2 May 2007 CSD-15;
Major Group: Business & Industry 1 May 2007 Industry; CSD-15;
Major Group: Business & Industry 1 May 2007 Climate Change; CSD-15;
Major Group: Business & Industry 1 May 2007 Energy; CSD-15;
Major Group: Business & Industry 1 May 2007 Atmosphere; CSD-15;
Major Group: Business & Industry 30 Apr 2007 CSD-15;
Major Group: Business & Industry 2 Mar 2007 CSD-15 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
Major Group: Business & Industry 1 Mar 2007 CSD-15 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
Major Group: Business & Industry 28 Feb 2007 Atmosphere; CSD-15 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
Major Group: Business & Industry 28 Feb 2007 Climate Change; CSD-15 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
Major Group: Business & Industry 27 Feb 2007 Energy; CSD-15 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
Major Group: Business & Industry 27 Feb 2007 Industry; CSD-15 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
Major Group: Business & Industry 26 Feb 2007 CSD-15 Intergovernmental Preparatory Meeting
Major Group: Business & Industry 11 May 2006 CSD-14;
Major Group: Business & Industry 5 May 2006 Atmosphere; Climate Change; Energy; Industry; CSD-14;
Major Group: Business & Industry 5 May 2006 Energy; Industry; CSD-14;
Major Group: Business & Industry 4 May 2006 Atmosphere; CSD-14;
Major Group: Business & Industry 4 May 2006 Industry; Poverty eradication; CSD-14;
Major Group: Business & Industry (Part 1) 3 May 2006 Energy; CSD-14;
Major Group: Business & Industry (Part 2) 3 May 2006 Energy; CSD-14;
Major Group: Business & Industry 3 May 2006 Atmosphere; Climate Change; Energy; Industry; CSD-14;
Major Group: Business & Industry 2 May 2006 Energy; CSD-14;
Major Group: Business & Industry 2 May 2006 CSD-14;
Major Group: Business & Industry 22 Apr 2005 CSD-13;
Major Group: Business & Industry 21 Apr 2005 Sustainable cities and human settlements; Water and sanitation; Water and sanitation; CSD-13;
Major Group: Business & Industry 13 Apr 2005 CSD-13;
Major Group: Business & Industry 12 Apr 2005 Water and sanitation; CSD-13;
Major Group: Business & Industry 12 Apr 2005 Sustainable cities and human settlements; CSD-13;
Major Group: Business & Industry 12 Apr 2005 Water and sanitation; CSD-13;
Major Group: Business & Industry 19 Apr 2004 CSD-12;
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