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  • Date of completion: 2022-12-31
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  • This voluntary initiative came from Partnerships for SD (CSD11/WSSD)
Southern Business Challenge


Government of Netherlands - Ministry of Environment

Major Groups:
Centre for Social Markets (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Progressive companies (developing world) ()

Heinrich Boll Foundation ()

Description/achievement of initiative

The Southern Business Challenge (SBC) is a new international network bringing together progressive companies and entrepreneurs from developing countries to promote an action agenda for sustainability and social justice. All SBC Members are committed to the four principles of sustainable development, social justice, personal ethics and corporate integrity.

The goal of the SBC is to transform debate at international policy fora and promote practical action for equitable and sustainable development. SBC Members are an important new voice and a major new constituency. They mark the emergence of a powerful economic force for progressive change in developing countries.

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